What 1000 Days of Homelessness Has Taught Me

What 1000 Days of Homelessness Has Taught Me

Tweet “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” –  Christopher Reeve I have never sat on a sidewalk, clutching a cardboard sign and hoping a stranger would toss a few coins or a half eaten sandwich my way. And yet, my life isn’t so far removed from this reality. Over 1,000 nights ago, I packed the last box, gave away the last piece of...

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The Person I Swore I’d Never Go Back To…

The Person I Swore I’d Never Go Back To…

Tweet Intense. Always with something to prove. Obsessed with not disappointing anyone. Late at night, her high heels would click across a darkened office parking lot to the lone car sitting under the street lamp. Exhausted, she would flip through radio stations, shift between lanes, and convince herself she wasn’t working THAT hard. She could rest on the weekend. But, if she was honest, she’d admit to a side of endless work emails...

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‘Tis The Last Day Of 2013

‘Tis The Last Day Of 2013

Tweet ‘Tis the last day of 2013 And all across the land Cancer patients look to the horizon And wish for a fresh plan. Visions of volunteering overseas Dance in their heads Meaningful adventures Instead of doctors and meds But I must ensure our survivors Have nothing to fear When they pack their bags To join me in Africa next year. From Vancouver to Morocco to Tanzania I’ll go You’ll join me online and soon we will know Which country...

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From India to Los Angeles – The Fresh Chapter Dream Comes Full Circle

From India to Los Angeles – The Fresh Chapter Dream Comes Full Circle

Tweet CALLING ALL PATIENTS & SURVIVORS WHO WANT TO START FRESH. JOIN US NOVEMBER 15 & 16, 2013 IN LOS ANGELES  Are you a cancer survivor who is dreaming about how to start fresh and don’t know where to begin? Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) is piloting a free program in Los Angeles for survivors (18 & over) of ALL types of cancer and you’re invited. Join us for a 2 days of volunteering, live music, meditation, food, and...

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Choosing Significance Over Success – Meet More Game Changers With Big Dreams

Choosing Significance Over Success – Meet More Game Changers With Big Dreams

Tweet The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success, but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories on your path will take on greater meaning. ~Oprah As the scent of sage drifts through the open window and the buttery sunlight arcs around each leaf on the towering tree outside, I pack my bag for what feels like the millionth time in the last two years. Two years of homelessness. Two years of audacious...

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Heartbroken & Hopeful – Why We Need To Bring The Audacious Dream Home to North America NOW

Heartbroken & Hopeful – Why We Need To Bring The Audacious Dream Home to North America NOW

Tweet She captured my heart the moment I met her. Infectious laugh, bright eyes, and an appetite for big dreams and even bigger possibilities. The last time I saw her, she hung off the side of a cliff like she was born to scale mountains. She took to rock climbing faster than any of the rest of us at our First Descent’s survivor camp last September. She was, and will always be, a petite powerhouse. I can’t wrap my head around the...

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