Control and Letting Go.

She Let Go – Rev. Safire Rose She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go... read more

Breast Cancer – A Diagnosis

On October 5, 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was five years ago and I remember every word and emotion that went along with that phone call. In November, the fourteenth to be exact, it will be five years since the cancer was cut from my body. My five... read more

The Fear Never Fades

Today I went for a bone scan. It is the first scan I have had since the initial scans I had upon diagnosis. I have had some back pain for a while now, maybe 8 months. However, this last year of my life has been pretty stressful and I have a mattress from IKEA... read more

Breast Cancer and the Person

The other day I was speaking to a friend, on his leg was a tattoo that said “save the hooters”. I inquired about the tattoo and he said it was a golf tournament for breast cancer. Of course it was. I think it is great that organizations raise money for breast cancer.... read more

Being Tired After Cancer

I was reading an article in an online magazine I get monthly and this was one of the topics. Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF). I know that this is a real thing, from dealing with it myself and hearing about it from other cancer graduates. Many ask if the exhaustion ever... read more

Purely Gorgeous, Purely Natural.

  The heart of PurelyGorgeous is to serve and teach women about natural skin care as well as colour cosmetics. It is to show women a NEW way of doing makeup that is good for you and for your skin. It is teaching women to love themselves as they were created and... read more

Choosing to be Happy

The thing with me and my cancer is that I never thought that I could die…that this was it. Even after being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, it never even fazed me. I guess I’ve always been a positive person. I like to laugh my way through... read more

What to Expect at The Unexpected Gift.

We are not a gift shop and we are not a maternity store. No, cancer is not a gift. Unexpectedly, it changed my focus on what life is about. It changed my views on how I was living my life and I knew I needed to do something different. So, I opened a store to help... read more

Who is your support?

Support people are the people in your life that have not slowly moved away since you were diagnosed with cancer. In a positive sense, it results in thinning out the social responsibilities that a person has. I do not see a negative, for me, the people that became... read more

Cancer Conundrum

Recently, I have had many customers ask me questions about their therapies and doctor visits. The theme seems to be why this and not that? Why does this doctor prescribe this, but my friends doctor did not? Why is there not a standard protocol, a checklist? I also get... read more