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Easing the transition to an extraordinary life

Welcome to our Blog section. We will be posting here regularly and also sharing opinions and experiences from our talented and experienced contributors. We hope you find something here that is similar to what you are going through or coming out of that helps you along your journey to “an extraordinary life.” And maybe you’ll want to Share your own story with the rest of our community.

Don’t Call Me a Cancer Survivor

    Friends – We came across this article from Reader’s Digest and thought it gave an interesting perspective. Everyone has their own journey through illness…what’s yours?       Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Me a Cancer Survivor. Here’s Why. A chaplain who survived cancer makes her case for dropping the “s” (as in View Post >

Denial is Overrated – Living with Diabetes

  Hello friends. We want to share with you a powerful story of living with diabetes from a dear friend of MNU. Originally posted here and written by Michelle Boise, the subject graciously allowed us to give our community her deeply personal insight into this chronic disease with her courageous story. Thanks Jen!    Jennifer Stilson Fleece View Post >

Of Loss and Love (For Michelle)

  Grief is a funny thing. It ebbs and flows. It changes you.     We just lost one of our tight circle of college kids, the first of our group to leave us. We have been friends longer than we have not.  She was a generous spirit, joyful, big-hearted, giving, a loving mother, a graceful beauty View Post >

Thank You for Being a Friend by Amy F.

  Thank You For Being A Friend by Amy F.  So much of what is typically written relates to the patient and what they are going through versus those around them. As a patient, I can relate because what you’re dealing with physically and mentally can become all-consuming. Very often to the extent that everything and View Post >

Medical Bill Morass

In going through my own illness, I discovered many ways to get additional help for what seems like the endless onslaught of medical bills that kept rocketing into my mailbox.  Whether it’s financial or emotional support, any little bit helps.  We’ll share some tips here, and would love to hear what you have discovered on View Post >

Transitioning: BK to UK

Hello friends. We all go through changes in life that force us to create our “New Usuals.” Today please meet Coco, who will take us through her adventures to a different kind of New Usual, moving to a new country.   The Decision & Prep Let’s take a cue from The Sound of Music and start from View Post >

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