Stay strong, storytellers

August 13, 2019 | Danielle | Home & Work | 0

Hey friends! I feel an apology is in order – it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged a personal update. I love cooking up Monday morning devotionals each week, but that’s all I’ve had capacity to post the past month or so. I’ve been reflecting on why that is lately – and in true…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 3

May 27, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 4

Two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, I committed to writing my book. Today, I’m proud to say, it is finished. The first full draft of my memoir is complete. A full manuscript – around 43,000 words – now sits in the Documents folder on my laptop (and is backed up in the Cloud). How…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 2

April 11, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Well friends, I didn’t think when I wrote “Writing My First Memoir – Part 1” that it would be seven months later before I’d pen another post and update you on my book and “Part 2.” But, this storyteller has been busy! I’m super fortunate to maintain an active freelance business where I’ve been editing…

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Colon Cancer Books

March 28, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer, Communications | 0

This is the last week of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to close out the month than with a list of some great colon cancer books? I enjoy raising awareness by telling my personal story of surviving colon cancer at age 17 and by connecting with others who’ve been impacted all…

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Wow – my younger self was so bold.

March 22, 2019 | Danielle | Home & Work | 0

I was reading through old blog posts tonight – posts from my former blog at Semicolon Stories – and I realized my younger self was much wiser and bolder than I give her credit for – and much more fearless too. The same goes for my old journals I skimmed through a few months ago…

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My favorite blueberry pie recipe

March 14, 2019 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

Happy Pi[e] day – this glorious day where we celebrate all things pie. Today, I am sharing my favorite blueberry pie recipe. If you’re just here for the recipe, here it is:  My favorite blueberry pie recipe. If you’re here for a cute little story on why I love this blueberry pie recipe, keep reading.…

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10 Favorite Stories from 2018

December 31, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 1

What a year, everyone! Wow! I don’t know about you, but I love reading year-in-review posts. There’s power in stopping to look back before zeroing in on what’s ahead. My “one word” for 2018: Trust I’ve chosen a “word” for each year since 2006. Usually around November or December, I’ll hear a phrase or single…

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The 1.4% (an end of year giving campaign story)

December 11, 2018 | Danielle | Communications, Home & Work | 2

It was almost 9 p.m. on Giving Tuesday, the day Fight CRC kicked off their end of year giving campaign, and I checked my phone – a message posted inside of a private Facebook group caught my attention. “We’re so close to hitting $20,000!” I’d spent weeks leading up to Nov. 27 helping Fight CRC…

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Why Survivor Stories Matter

October 2, 2018 | Danielle | Cancer, Communications | 0

I am one of the one million colon cancer survivors in the U.S. and an advocate for survivor stories. But I’ve not always worn this badge so openly or proudly. I think a lot of survivors, of any trauma, can relate. Although surviving cancer is typically viewed as heroic in our culture now, this wasn’t…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 1

September 12, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Less than a year after I was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 17, I found unused, wide-ruled, 3-hole-punched paper and attempted to write my story – a memoir I suppose – in pencil. I got the basics out, mostly, the timeline of what happened to me the six months prior. A stack of pages…

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