Every effort And remnant of pain Pours down Tears of exertion Flooding From muscle and heart ~ Caroline A. Slee


That center holds Within us The home that can never Be taken away The peaks and valleys To challenge and comfort us Always without and within We find home In the breath In the pulse driving us In the strength To overcome - Caroline A. Slee

Driving Force #wwwblogs

It was never comfort That drove me No soft dream To open the door But a pain That never subsided Until I ruled it And created it The screaming lungs The pounding heart The burning in all limbs Until the pain Submitted And admitted defeat Beneath the fire Of my drive And my desire - … Continue reading Driving Force #wwwblogs

Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

Every day is filled with all of the "shoulds" and "ought tos." I should give more effort to work I should give more time to my children I should give more time to my health I ought to: earn more, do more, be more... Sometimes I realize that, for all of my "shoulds" most of … Continue reading Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

All Things Tri #MondayBlogs

I did it! I finished my Olympic distance triathlon yesterday. 1 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run. I have to admit, that bike ride was almost tougher than I am. Haha. So glad I did it, and did not stop all the way through. This also reaffirmed that I am absolutely, … Continue reading All Things Tri #MondayBlogs


In some space beyond my fingertips is an ending as my arms circle and hips roll and the world comes in and out of sunrise focus there is another wall that I haven't found a stopping point I will only know when I reach inside of it when I squeeze one last pull through liquid … Continue reading Limitless

Wellness Update and Book Hints…

So, as I mentioned a bit more than a week ago, I've been working diligently on "The Cancer-Free Trainer," a (sort of) sequel to "The Cancer-Free Gourmet." For those of you who have followed me for a while now, you probably know that my non-fiction comes from you. In other words, as other cancer patients, … Continue reading Wellness Update and Book Hints…

Works In Progress! The Happy Writer.

I am living in two worlds right now, from a writing standpoint. I am making progress on "The Cancer-Free Trainer." This is a step-by-step overview to what worked for me in recovering from my cancer treatment. It's the movement and exercise that helped me get back to my body again. In other words, this is … Continue reading Works In Progress! The Happy Writer.

Work in Progress…#Gratitude

I usually try to post thankful Thursday topics on here. My gratitude today is twofold: first, I trusted my gut. Second, my gut has pushed me into writing my second non-fiction book. The first was "The Cancer-Free Gourmet," which was written to share my tips for cheating the havoc chemotherapy can wreak on your tastebuds. … Continue reading Work in Progress…#Gratitude

Tuesday Thoughts on Fitness…

I know, I know: yesterday I was whining about head colds and the "New Normal." Today, I hiked up the mountain to the cross with my furry sidekick (she's even lost a little weight, although you can't tell in her "ugly" Christmas sweater). The pace was a little slower than usual, and I had to … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts on Fitness…