Remembering the Gain Not the Gap

One of the things that helped me immensely when I was sick was the notion of gratitude. Even though I had experienced the most devastating crisis of my life, I tried to remain grateful for the experience, what I was learning and how I could grow. Although this was challenging at times, gratitude was not…

I Dare…

In a journal writing group I belong to; the prompt this month was to complete the sentence I Dare. I thought this was a very interesting statement and it caused me to think about how I would complete that sentence.  Here’s what I came up with. I dare to move on with living my life…

From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

One of the most devastating things about cancer or any chronic disease is the helplessness you feel about your own health.  Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating. And, it usually comes out of the blue. It has been described as “being dropped behind the lines in a foreign country – without knowledge of the language;…

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

If you have ever been diagnosed with cancer or any other chronic illness, you know exactly how you felt the moments you heard those words. I’ll never forget sitting in my doctor’s office, hearing her say the results were positive; you have cancer. I cannot describe to you the many emotions I felt at that…

Sharing My Story

John Lennon said “Life happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” Well, that saying was true for me. On November 1st, 2018, my life changed, forever.  That’s the day I found out I had possible ovarian cancer. To say that I was in shock was an understatement. How was this possible? I don’t…

Hello, My Name is Fear

Have we met? I’m sure we have. You seem very familiar to me. Oh, I remember, we’ve met several times actually. In fact, every time I face uncertainty, change, or transition, there you are. Although we have seen each other often, it’s always been from a distance. And yet, we are very connected. I must...

Balance vs Fulfillment

The concept of “balance” has been debated for decades. The problem is, everyone has a different concept of what this should look like. In today’s world, it’s more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job, your business, and the rest of your life. We are all being asked to do more and…

The Power of Perspective

“Remember, you can handle anything in the moment. It’s the fear of what might happen that undoes us.” ~ Unknown Why is it that we need a crisis to happen in order for change to take place? For me, I’ve realized it’s all about perspective. It’s ironic. I’ve spent the last 12 years educating myself…

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of not only helping with but also participating in a Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region. The intention of the Summit is to create an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate our accomplishments, inspire one another and redefine what leadership looks like in…

I Am…

I’m a big fan of Wayne Dyer and his work. I find he is both inspiring and insightful. In a video I watched not too long ago, he talked about the words I AM. Here’s what he said. “The power of the words I AM can change how you see yourself and how you see…