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“Embracing Acceptance”

The following is a copy of an essay that I wrote for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and was published in their quarterly newsletter, MindMatters in May of 2021. Click on the image below to view the article on the ABTA website. When we quiet ourselves down and listen to our inner voice, something truly magical happens. Prior to…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Josh Neman, Ph.D.

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting  (post 3 of 3) An interview with, Josh Neman, Ph.D. There’s something special about Josh Neman, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Josh).  I’m not just saying that because he’s a neuroscientist working to better discern and identify a cure for cancer. He is…well… in addition to being brilliant…he’s also…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Emily Lippert

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting (post 2 of 3) An interview with the ABTA’s Program Manager, Emily Lippert One of the most enjoyable aspects for me in serving as a patient panelist during the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) “Regional Patient & Family Meeting” in partnership with the Keck School…

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Born to Inspire

Today I am going to introduce you to a woman who has inspired me and countless others during the course of her brain tumor journey. Samaria (Sam) Hunter is a U.S. Navy Retiree and brain tumor survivor. A few years ago she founded Winks from God! a grassroots non-profit organization providing support to brain tumor survivors and caregivers. As many…

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How do you define clutter?

Caregivers, this post is for you… Last month I wrote about the American Brain Tumor Association’s Virtual National Conference. In addition to the sessions I spoke about in that post, another presentation I genuinely appreciated was called “Caring For The Caregiver” given by Jean Arzbaecher of The University of Illinois at Chicago. During that session, I realized I have a…

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