The Power of Purpose for Transitioning Veterans

This Friday will mark my first Veterans Day as a member of the prestigious class of people who call themselves, “Veterans.”  It will be the first…


Dear Ole Dad

Over the course of the last six weeks, I’ve been off and on caring for my 76-year-old father. He has adult-onset type 2 diabetes, and has lost the…


breast cancer survivor

A Thin Red Line

All that you, a casual observer, can see is a thin red line. That’s all that remains of my big, beautiful, sustenance-producing, cleavage plunging,…


Embracing Change

Over the holiday weekend, myself, my husband and our three kids traveled to the Northwoods to enjoy the fall colors and help my dad clean up the…


Where Does the Time Go?

It’s been a year since we last spoke. At this time last year, I was recovering from a surgery to repair a lost expander.  I was still in treatment,…


The Faces of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September is a time of year filled with such hope and change. School is getting underway; leaves are beginning to turn. September is also a month…