Choosing not to leave women with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer behind


Donation to Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteMy podcast journey led me to a woman who chose to not leave women with Metastatic Breast cancer behind. Upon reading her story, immersing myself in her blog and watching all her videos I knew I wanted to know more. What had led her to make this choice? What was her vision of what she hoped to do? How would she really impact the lives of these women?

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast cancer when she was 43 years old and told she had three years to live. With a 7-year old son and a 10-year old daughter, Rebecca feared for her kids and how they’d live without her. [Read more…]

Free falling into Yes

skydiving-658404_1920I wish someone had told me that saying yes opens everything up. While it seems so obvious, it wasn’t so obvious to me. The year I turned 50 I made a commitment to say yes often, without giving much thought to what was on the other side.

I chose to free fall into the expansiveness of yes and trust. [Read more…]

Choosing not to be invisible

The DoormanThe choices we make have an impact. Small choices have the power to influence others in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. Months ago I saw a video called The Doorman about a young man named Josh Yandt who’d been depressed and bullied. After moving to a new high school he made the choice that he would no longer be invisible, and he took the “small” action to hold the door open for all the students of his new school. At first the kids looked at him quizzically, unsure of his motives. But then, things changed, and not only did his life shift but he changed the culture of his school.

A simple act of his kindness changed lives. [Read more…]

496 Pages

pink-binder2A few months ago I decided I’d officially write my book, not just think about it. Not believing I was a writer, I hired Kate, the most perfect coach. And even though I had no idea what our process would be, I free fell into my writing journey, trusting she’d guide me along the way. [Read more…]


Years ago, while at a busy marketing event in San Diego, I formed a special friendship with a woman named Nancy who I’d only known through our online social circles. We snuck away from the crowds, and in the quiet and depth of our conversation, during just one meal, we formed a solid friendship that had us feeling great trust and regard for the other.

After reconnecting recently, she wanted to understand what I valued most.

“That’s easy – connection, collaboration and possibility.”

“Tell me, what do you mean when you say possibility?” [Read more…]