It Takes A Lot To Be Brave

  This past Saturday I hosted my second Shave For The Brave for my children's hockey association, but it is the third year in a row for my children and nephew participating. It has become a tradition for my children and nephew and a tradition that we look forward to and throughly enjoy each year... Continue Reading →

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To The One I Love

Life has a strange way of changing, it can change in the blink of an eye. Never did I imagine for a second that I would be diagnosed with cancer, going through depression and anxiety and going through a divorce at age 35 and still be where I am today, but here I am and... Continue Reading →

Anxiety Doesn’t Knock First

So, today I was"busy", most every day I am "busy". I'm really not sure why this has to happen at the most inappropriate times. All I know is that I feel very sad and very lonely. I often say to myself "how do you feel lonely Kelly? You have five children, a boyfriend, and a... Continue Reading →

Respect And Help, We All Need It

I am grateful for my life, very grateful. After battling breast cancer and a failed marriage, I vowed I wouldn't take the little things for granted. I would choose this life over no life, but it's hard, extremely hard. I hate to complain or seem ungrateful and yes, it was my choice to have five... Continue Reading →

One Breast Tried To Kill Me, The Other Keeps My Baby Alive

  As I hold the newest addition to my family, I am bursting with love and contentment. I know I can do at least one thing right, I can make some pretty amazing children! Despite the challenges, I feel that I have been rewarded. Cancer has given me the greatest miracle there is, a perfect,... Continue Reading →

Life Can Be A Scary Place

It has been just over two years since my very first chemo. Two years! I am in disbelief that I have made it this far. I decided to read my journal from my treatment days. Here are a few of my entries: May 26, 2014 Today I'm feeling very anxious and extremely nervous. I have... Continue Reading →

749 Days Cancer Free and Pregnant

I remember the Dr. saying, "hold the nurses hands", while he injected me to locate my sentinel node. It was like no other pain I had ever felt. I squeezed the nurses hands so tightly I couldn't feel them. I screamed so loud, I bet the whole hospital heard me. I had to do this... Continue Reading →

Finding My Way Out

(Missing from photo: my older brother. When all else fails, family is what matters. They are the ones that will help you see the light) Self-pity - Though the primary focus of self-pity is on the self and one's own emotions within, it also has a strong interpersonal component. Being an interpersonal emotion is directing the... Continue Reading →

Infidelity And Feeling Victimized

(Above: Me and my four handsome,brave boys who participated in Shave for the Brave 2015. I'm very proud to say that all four have decided to shave again this year) I am writing for therapeutic purposes. This is not intended to offend or speak harshly about anyone. I wish I hadn't experienced what I had... Continue Reading →

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