Stories

The November Thankfulness Challenge

Happy November! Everyone thinks of Thanksgiving at this time of year. What do you have to be thankful for? Research has shown that being thankful can improve your overall health – physically, mentally and emotionally, including better sleep patterns, and even heart benefits. Research has also found that another benefit of regularly feeling thankful or…

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What Is "It" ?

I am often asked “How do you do it?” I just do. You see, I don’t even have to ask why I do what I do. When you’re doing it, it is part of your daily life, it just happens. Others will always want to know how, and it’s difficult to explain.  It’s natural, a…

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September 2, 1998

Sixteen years ago my life took a completely different turn. On August 12, 1998 I was diagnosed with a baseball size mass. On this day, September 2, 1998, I had it removed, and learned it was a grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. Between then and 2007, I have had 5 surgeries. Before the tumor, I worked…

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Where does time go?

Time erases no memories.   22 years ago  I sat with my grandma while she took her last breath.  Harsh to say but rather peaceful considering my personal belief is she is in heaven now.  The 9 weeks leading up to that evening were such a whirl wind.   I know listening to me tell…

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Brain Buddie Gives Back: Way To Go, Flo!

Flo “GBM SURVIVOR” is a Brain Buddie who jumped right in to help and give back. She is one of my biggest fans. Flo is not shy about telling anyone and everyone about Gray Matters. I met her at the local AZ support group I facilitate. Flo is a giving soul and was eager to…

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IF ONLY FOR ONE I talk the talk and walk the walk

If you know me just a little or read my casual chatter you know I attempt to walk each day in an effort to keep clarity & physical well being in my life.  It get’s to be a tricky balance in the AZ heat but Im still managing to average 5 miles a day with…

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MY IF ONLY FOR ONE celebrates TWO

We ended our 2014 GRAY in MAY with a meet & greet @scotts generations a local deli  who graciously hosted our event.  More details on the wonderful turn out but for now a story of EXACTLY why we do what we do.  I never met the Colboune family in person until this event.  We were…

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If Only For One " Grocery Store smiles"

I am checking out of the grocery line and the person before me donated a turkey.  The cashier paged the mgr to find out what to do with it.  The mgr was not aware the person who donated the turkey had already left and thanked me.   I smiled and said Oh your welcome.  I…

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