Author: Danielle

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Finding the Words

The past few months have been some of the hardest of my life, which is saying a lot since I’ve faced colon cancer twice. My health’s been great, and my family’s still in-tact. But we’ve faced a lot of other stuff, hard stuff, and I’ve got very few words to…

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Here Comes Survivorship

You know, after living through a global pandemic—something I could have never imagined I'd write in my lifetime—I've got a lot of things on my mind. I've been reminded over the past few days that to process the tough stuff of life, I've often turned to blogging. I've not usually…

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The year that didn’t go as planned

Do you remember the sweet taste of nostalgia we were experiencing this time last year? I do. I was one of those people who dug up pictures and journal entries from as early as 2010 and posted some highlights from the decade. A few of the highlights, like becoming a…

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An Incredible Virtual Book Launch

How pivoting book launch plans for my memoir, Blush, in 2020 and turning the celebration into a virtual book launch party turned out to be even better than I’d hoped. Here’s what we did, why we still hosted a party, and lots of pictures showing how it turned out. Fellow…

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Cure Post: Becoming the Supporter Over the Cancer Survivor

For my October column for Cure, I celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by telling the story of what it was like to become the supporter over the survivor. My dear friend who I work with at Fight Colorectal Cancer, Anjee Davis, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer this year. Anjee's…

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