THE TRAUMA OF ME TOO

Regardless of your political affiliation or personal feelings about sexual assault victims or trauma, please consider all the people whose abuse or trauma still hides in the shadows, in their traumatized hearts and minds. You may not know you are standing next to a sexual assault victim, that you’ve known this person for decades and…

THE CASE FOR COLLEGE

Yesterday, a friend of mine was told it was time to apply for graduation for her associate’s degree. She was so happy I’m surprised she didn’t float away from jumping up and down with joy. She would be considered a non-traditional student. She has worked hard – working full-time while going to school.  Some mornings…

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER SURVIVORS, ME IN PARTICULAR

I’ve been doing some Sunday reading today and came across this article by Dr. Lissa Rankin (@lissarankin) called 10 Things I Learned From People Who Survive Cancer As I read through it, I saw a lot of myself, a 3-year breast cancer survivor, in the list. 1.  Be unapologetically YOU. People who survive cancer tend to get…

SUPPORT THE “LADIES!”

On October 5th, I will join a team of my co-workers, their family and friends in the Komen Walk/Race for the Cure.  As a breast cancer survivor, I am eager to walk the 5K and thrilled to have so many people I know participate.  I work for MAN Diesel & Turbo, known around the world…