Remembering that joy lives in little things. Ordinary moments have the power to touch our hearts every day. Eating this slice of pizza delivered abundant joy during my pregnancy. As I awaited the next steps of my cancer treatment I tried to seize lightness and play as much as possible.
Three weeks before my son was born I learned that the tumor lodged in my brain was growing. Here’s a little vignette of how that went and what I did to cheer myself up. It’s natural to feel disempowered when bad news comes our way. While enmeshed in hardship we cannot see that we have […]
A cathartic release as I revisit past trauma and express the tremendous love, gratitude and guilt I feel towards my husband. I think most people can feel a lot of different things at the same time. It wasn’t an easy decision to post this video but I remain committed to sharing an honest depiction of […]
Here I talk about some of the things making me feel anxious: potential cancer treatment, becoming a mom, getting adequate support, hiding the diagnosis from friends and family… there was a lot going on at the time. This is the first time I admitted to myself how terrified I was of undergoing chemotherapy (I was […]
In this video, I talk about some of the coping strategies I used to get through each day after learning the cancer had returned. Most of these are strategies I’ve gained from years of therapy to manage depression and anxiety. I was 24-years old when I first sought out counseling. My therapist shared the same […]
This was my first video diary entry recorded one week after learning about a brain tumor growing in my body again. I had trouble processing how I felt about this news while also expecting a baby to arrive in the coming months. These two realities seemed to contradict one another. It helped me to speak […]