Tag Archives: Girlfriends

Death Happens

I’ve discussed my Certified Life Cycle Celebrant and friend, Holly Pruett, on my blog before.  She’s great in countless ways.  When you are in her presence, immediately you pick up the calm and compassionate air that surrounds her. A gift she … Continue reading

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Memorial Speaking

Yesterday, I spoke at a memorial service for the first time, A Living Legacy Memorial Celebration for Marcy Westerling. I have experience with public speaking and lately the topic revolves around my experiences living with metastatic lung cancer. Now, 4-years plus living … Continue reading

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Death Over Pizza

Some time ago I learned about the website Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death.  I thought it seemed rather daring.  Who sits around and talks about dying (crazy people) over a home cooked meal?  I sat with the idea for … Continue reading

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Summited

LUNGevity National Hope Summit 2014 was memorable. Meeting people in person that I’ve connected with online was a treat.  It felt like I was meeting famous people!  Actually, much more important than famous people.  These people have provided me guidance, … Continue reading

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Moving Through

I’m the kind of girl who likes to know where I stand at all times.  I’m often most uncomfortable when I don’t know what I think or feel on a particular topic or subject. Lately, I’ve been stuck in who-knows … Continue reading

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Stabbed in the Back

Last week I went to my Thursday set of OHSU appointments wearing my Bite Me t-shirt (tourist T from my last Hawaii trip).  I thought it fitting considering I was checking in for a long day at 8:15 am and … Continue reading

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The Next 7 Days

One of my smarty pants girlfriends, Molly, said to me years ago, “I can’t complain when I’m worn out because I over-commit myself.”  Yes, that statement made all kinds of sense to me.  But, was I ready to stop complaining … Continue reading

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The Final Friend Post… From Stacy

Words from my long time friend Stacy… “My friend Kim. Yes, the one with Cancer. Terminal lung cancer. From a genetic rearrangement, it’s called ALK positive NSCLC, or non-small cell lung cancer. No, she is not a smoker. Does that … Continue reading

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From Tammy

Words from Tammy, the best boss I’ve ever had… “I watched my friend come to work coughing and tired for much too long. Asking questions as to what trips to the doctor were yielding, I was disappointed but not surprised … Continue reading

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From Julie

Words from Julie, a happy fun-loving lady… “True wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau “Until recently, I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with cancer. When I was in high school, my grandmother died … Continue reading

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