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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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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Professor B

August 24, 2018 | Danielle | Communications, News and Announcements | 0

“I feel like God doesn’t want me to look for a lot of new clients this fall, but to sit tight and trust Him…” I told my girlfriends over chips and salsa a few Wednesday nights ago. In the flurry of picking out a new pink backpack and filling an online shopping cart with school…

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What a 12-day social media fast taught me

August 14, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 0

During our Epic Midwest Road Trip this summer, I listened to a powerful podcast by Dr. Tony Evans that encouraged me to take on a social media fast to receive direction, confidence and deliverance. The Lord knew social feeds got more of my heart’s attention and devotion than many other priorities in life, and I…

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Saying Goodbye to “The Kids”

May 11, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 0

For most of my career, I’ve had the privilege of leading interns. I love the wide eyes of hope when they show up for the job – eager to gain experience. I love that most of them will roll up their sleeves and work for little to no pay just to learn. I love their…

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