Listen . . . to Your Body

What does this really mean, anyway? “Listen” to your body?  How do you listen to something that does not speak?  Well, first you learn how a body communicates.  Instead of words a body will clue you into its wants, needs, … Continue reading

Isolation & Pride

It is difficult to imagine being unable to lift a laundry basket of clothes, becoming inordinately winded walking up a flight of stairs, or being restricted from cleaning your own toilet, but this odd combination of limitations are familiar to … Continue reading

Kayaking for the Kids

Yesterday definitely provided the content for my Not Just Surviving but Thriving Tidbit of the Day! For anyone out there that does not follow our free show The Cancer Survivor Show (, Sharon and I always end the show with … Continue reading

Hitting “The Wall” & Cancer Treatment

Just before the fifth chemo treatment, Elaine (my chemo comrade) and I hit “the wall.”  Neither one of us could imagine walking back into the clinic for our next treatment.  Both of us actually contemplated discontinuing chemo (shocking, right?).  Of … Continue reading

It’s a Grassroots Movement – Kind Of

Although the term grassroots movement originates from the political sector, Sharon and I like to use the term as it applies to our backpax mission.  Let me explain… If one goggles the term grassroots movements they will find that it … Continue reading

New Beginnings

In the beginning, Lucy and I set off on a mission of hope to provide the perfect gift for a woman who was going to begin chemotherapy for breast cancer. We wanted to offer this gift opportunity to ease her … Continue reading


Most people do not like change. Change can make us anxious and uneasy.  But, “NEW BEGINNINGS” can be disguised by the fear of change.  So much change for Sharon & I and Got Your BackPax Support Systems this week! No … Continue reading