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GET UP AND LIVE!

 

Meet my friends, Chuck Keels and Hannah Dekker Keels. They founded Living Hope Cancer Foundation and have devoted their lives to helping others through cancer! Both Chuck and Hannah...
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Kind Words Are Like Honey

An ancient book I enjoy reading says—

Kind words are like honey—
    sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

Yesterday morning my attention was drawn to one of...

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The Power of Asking, "Are you OK?"

I went to the bank drive-thru this week. It was Friday, so I knew the drive-thru would be busy. And it was.

Everyone coming into the drive-thru needed to pull into either the first or second lane....

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Why Is the Language of Cancer Military Metaphors?

Warrior.
Battle.
Fight.
Survive.
Conquer.
The enemy is cancer.
Chemo is chemical warfare on the cancer.
Radiation bombards the cancer.
Winner.
Loser.
An enemy that lies within us.
You’re so brave.
Hero....

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Are You a "Survivor"—or THRIVER?

 

Do you like being called a "survivor" because of your breast cancer diagnosis? I struggled with it for the first few years and decided I prefer to be a THRIVER! Check out this video to learn why.

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Do You Need Some NEW Friends?

Many years ago, legendary motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said something very profound.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Think about that.

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I Ate Cake Today. Am I Bad?

The posts in breast cancer support groups can sometimes be hard to read. My friend and pink sister, Heather Iverson, puts what many of us feel into words. Thanks, sweet Heather, for being our voice...

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What I’ve Learned About Fear

I just passed my ten-year anniversary of being diagnosed in 2012. That causes me to take a pause and reflect on all I’ve learned about breast cancer in the last ten years.

Very early on, I...

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I Wrote You A Letter

 

Almost as soon as I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I fell in love with my breast cancer sisters. As time went on and I learned more about the issues we all faced, I was stunned to...

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The Ever-Present Fear of Recurrence

When I poll the women I serve, fear of recurrence is always the number one thing that they're worried about. For a woman who has experienced breast cancer, she is a cancer patient forevermore.

The...

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