Day 21: iPhone’s Medical ID

September 21, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 21: Know and Use the Medical ID feature on your iPhone So, iPhone has a little known feature, the Medical ID, that I have in my back pocket should I ever (God forbid) be unable to provide ESSENTIAL information about my medical history or should my husband [or] our 12 year …

Day 20: REST

September 20, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 20: REST Rest, it does the body good. So, rest in those green pastures and along the quiet waters; let your soul be still and your body renewed. Until tomorrow…

Friday Facials with Friends

September 19, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 19: surround yourself with those who celebrate you Yesterday, I spent the morning with one long time friend, Kara, and one new-to-me friend who just happens to be a 13 year survivor of Stage IV Neuroblastoma, Sarah. It was ‘Friday Facials with Friends’ Day at …

Day 18: Together

September 18, 2015 mhyh 0

Together We call down grace and gaze without wavering into the fires of creation. Together We find the place where love embraces fear, and tears taste like faith. Together We let our radiance be revealed in laughter and in longing. Together We hold the whole of life, sweet gr …

Day 17: HOPE

September 17, 2015 mhyh 0

“HOPE buoys the heart-soul; HOPE truly is the anchor that floats.” ~me, my soul-thoughts, my words

Day 16: Cluster

September 16, 2015 mhyh 0

For the remainder of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am going to share things that I pull from my life from the daily of life as it pertains to the countless layers of survivorship. My goal in doing so is to remind you that you are NOT alone, and perhaps, to help you impl …

Keep Calm and Polish On

September 15, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 15: Pamper Yourself with a Mani/Pedi Gone Gold Sometimes it’s the little things that have the boundless potential to make us feel beautiful, to put a little pep in our step, to take us from a whisper to a ROAR; a little thing like a mani/pedi usually makes me and my …

A Firm Place to Stand when Your Child Has Cancer

September 13, 2015 mhyh 0

I am honored to have one of my most beautiful, faithful, joyful friends, Amy Maiwald share her lived experience with cancer with her beloved husband, and now, their son as part of MHYH’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Series. Amy is as iron to me; she sharpens me. Tha …


September 12, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 12: Be Transformed Amidst the Daily “Caterpillar” by Christina Rossetti Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk. May no toad spy you, May the little birds pass by you; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly. *Adapted …


September 11, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 11: Remember [the road less traveled, the road you have traveled]. Remember seems like a no-brainer given that we, collectively, will never forget THAT day when we were terrorized, attacked at home, US soil. Nevertheless, I bring before you the importance of remembering t …