Tag Archives: courage

Happiness Is..

Bold Steps. I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend … Continue reading

Posted in Events, General, Happiness Is... | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Happiness Is…

Surviving and thriving. That’s us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness Is... | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

First Person, First Class

As our enjoyable BOLO evening ended, last week, my friend Laurie and I sprang to our feet, hoping to dash to the exit before throngs of bloggers clogged our path. But the packed room was gridlocked. I shrugged. This would … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Gratitude vs Self-Loathing: Still Wrestling

Thank you, John, for inviting me into your beautiful Women and Classic Cameras series, for your kind words, and for the opportunity to step up to big fears. http://johnmeadowsphotography.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/dimensions/

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Happiness Is…

Taking Bold Steps. More than once, I walked home crying. But I made it through my first ever dance class. And I’m absolutely thrilled that I did. Related Links: Baby Steps Happiness Is… Evolving It’s just something the body does … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness Is... | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

I have dreams, Lindsay. Dreams…

Well, then, Tobias… follow those dreams. Make those dreams happen. — Tobias Funke, Visiting Ours Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but … Continue reading

Posted in Borrowed Words | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you, 2010

I absolutely adored 2010. We were healthy, happy and together. We had loads to celebrate. And we celebrated often. Yet, reflecting on the year, this morning, I was shocked at its rockiness. Where reactions and reconnections reigned 2009, 2010 was … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Order Some Joy

“What do you want?” Sarah asks me. What do I want? I want more. I want to crash out of this invisible armor I’m trapped in – to tear away the shackles and freefall, delirious and wild. I want to … Continue reading

Posted in Borrowed Words | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Incredible. I’m Having an Incredible Year

On August 24, 2009, I turned 44. Twin digit years being lucky, I slipped into this one with humble hopes for undefined improvements. Within a week, I’d found that lump. It’s tough to fathom the changes that followed. And the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Contested Irrelevance — My PAB2010 Jolt

Related Posts: Andrea’s Standing Ovation My Jolt Honourable Mentions (Thank you!): Contested Irrelevance Is Your Blog Worth The Effort? Watch This Engagement, Authenticity and Influence: I’m Calling Shenanigans Humanizing Content Creation: A Personal Lens Think Your Lurkers Aren’t Engaged — … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Happiness Is…

A Fresh Start. Just days before that lump jumped to centre stage, Mark presented me with this birthday card. Its message so maddeningly trite but true. Since then, life has seemed a series of countdowns. To surgeries, celebrations and ends … Continue reading

Posted in Happiness Is... | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Andrea on Electric Sky

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Mark’s fabulous audio documentary program, Electric Sky. And guess who’s featured. Me! What an honour. You can listen in as I share my thoughts about facing breast cancer here. Thank you, Mark, for your … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

This just in…

The spring/summer edition of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation‘s magazine, Courage, is now available. It features an article Andrea was invited to contribute about the head shaving party we had for her in December (page 24). If you’re new to … Continue reading

Posted in The Supporter Experience | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Embolden Opportunities

Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give … Continue reading

Posted in Borrowed Words | Tagged , , | 2 Comments