How I Rallied After a Cancer Diagnosis and Created Something Meaningful

September 9, 2014 8:06 PM

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I never expected to be tagged by cancer. (Who does?) But I also never expected that it would be such a gift. Not a perfect gift that makes you jump up and down with joy because of how it sparkles on your finger, or how it compliments your eyes, but an imperfect gift that allowed me to pause, reflect and re-choose my life. It reminded me not to fret about the things that really don't matter -- the things that we all allow to clutter our hearts, our minds and our calendars.

After a lifetime of religious exercise, over-priced spa treatments, and whole-foods eating, the irony was, it was actually cancer that made me well. It became a life detox that helped me lose the fragments of petty judgment for the inefficient barista or the unappreciative colleague. It allowed me t...

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