Monday, May 23, 2022

National Cancer Survivors Day

Received my swag today to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday June 5th! Life after cancer is something worth celebrating! Can’t wait for this special day! #ncsd2022 #SurvivorStrong #celebratelife #CancerSurvivorsDay

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Deep Creek Canyon

Another amazing day on the trails in this beautiful canyon!!! #getoutside #challengeyourself #trailsaremylife #americathebeautiful

Monday, May 16, 2022

Raise Your Head Up

We live in a world right now of convenience where you don’t have to get out of your car to get coffee, food, or go to the bank. I have chosen to reach out of my comfort zone and challenge myself daily. Raise your head up and look around, there is a whole world out there to see and take a chance on. #takeachance #challengeyourself #americathebeautiful #raiseyourheadup #lookaround

Saturday, May 14, 2022

National Police Week

This week I gave one of these Thin Blue Line flags and Thank you cards to every law enforcement officer I saw in honor of National Police Week and to thank them for their service! I keep these in my car and do this daily, but this week had special meaning. 💙💙💙💙👮‍♀️👮‍♀️👮‍♀️👮‍♀️ #NationalPoliceWeek2022 #heroesinblue #thinblueline #supportlawenforcement #thankyouforyourservice

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom in heaven! Starting my day honoring and remembering my Mom the best way I know how by drinking her favorite Dunkin’ coffee in my Dunkin’ Cape Cod, Massachusetts mug where she was from! #34yearsgone #happymothersdayinheaven #bestcoffeeever #dunkincoffee #neverforgotten #capecod

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Hidden Acres Orchards

Thanks to Hidden Acres Orchards for opening up their orchards to allow us to wonder amongst the stunning cherry blossoms!!! #hiddenacresorchards #greenbluff #cherryblossomseason #Stunning #beautifulexperience

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Valley of the Fire

When I reach amazing summits like this, I realize that my breast cancer journey has transformed me into a fierce survivor!!!! #survivor #reachforthesummit #cancersurvivor #highaltitudeexperience #roadlesstraveled #breathtaking

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Red Cliffs Natural Reserve

The hiking in St George, Utah has got to be some of the most breathtaking places we have traveled! Enjoying the toasty warm weather!!! #stgeorgeutah #americathebeautiful #redrockcliffs #roadlesstraveled #breathtaking

Monday, May 2, 2022

Snow Canyon State Park

Amazing hike today into a rugged canyon in St George, Utah!!! Absolutely beautiful scenery everywhere!!!! This area is stunning!! #stgeorgeutah #americathebeautiful #snowcanyonstatepark #beautiful #roadlesstraveled

Thursday, April 28, 2022

National Superhero Day

Today is National Superhero Day and I celebrate this day as a strong breast cancer Warrior!!! #NationalSuperheroDay #WarriorStrong #survivor #breastcancerhero

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Road Less Traveled

I choose to take the road less traveled yesterday and the solitude of the quiet 

forest is just what the soul needed to recharge the mind!!! #roadlesstraveled #getoutside #solitude #quietforest #springweather

Friday, April 22, 2022

Support Law Enforcement

Always supporting the brave men and women in law enforcement!! Thank you for all you do! #backtheblue #supportlawenforcement #thinblueline #GetHomeSafe #thanksforyourservice #behindthebadge

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Pink Ribbon Art

12 years ago I would have probably walked right past this beautiful piece of art, but today it symbolizes something very special and important to me! I now run right up to it and caress it like it is a precious gem!!! A Survivor is who I am!!!
#pinkribbonrocks
#12survivor #beautifulartwork #warrior


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Spokane Falls

Home Sweet Home!!!! #spokanefalls #spokanewashington #lovemycity #raggingfalls #springrunoff #cubuffs #homesweethome

Friday, April 8, 2022

America The Beautiful

Another beautiful day exploring the beautiful Northern California coastline! Absolutely stunning weather and spectacular views!!! #pacificocean #liveyourbestlife #northerncalifornia #americathebeautiful #getoutside #exploremore

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Point Reyes National Seashore

I have decided my life is going to be “Turning Someday Into Today.” I will turn my dreams and desires into Today instead of putting them off to Someday!!! Today found me hiking on the beautiful Northern California coast! Absolutely breathtaking beauty and sunshine all around today!! #liveyourbestlife #dreamscometrue #pacificocean #pointreyesnationalseashore #SurvivorStrong #americathebeautiful

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

California Sunshine

Beautiful California Sunshine!!!! #pacificocean #adventures #traveltheworld #sunshineonmyshoulders #lovetotravel #theoceaniscalling #getbusyliving #sunnybeach #bodegabay

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Get Outside

Another amazing day on the trails!! So blessed to be fit and healthy to challenge myself to explore the great outdoors!!! #getoutside #warrior #cancerfree #SurvivorStrong #challengeyourself #believeinyourself



Thursday, March 31, 2022

Inland Imaging

It is always an honor to run into my promotional banner when I visit a medical facility! I never dreamed 12 years ago I would become a poster child for breast cancer awareness! I believe I have helped educate other women that with early detection breast cancer can be 100% curable! Thanks to Inland Imaging for choosing me to inspire other women here in the Spokane area!
#inlandimaging
#earlydetection
#12years


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Spring Has Arrived

Spring has arrived in the Spokane area! Beautiful day to be outside on the soft dirt trails! #spring2022 #getoutside #americathebeautiful #birdsweresinging #challengeyourself #softdirt #hikingadventures #spokanewashington #warmweather

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Happy First Day of Spring

Happy 1st Day of Spring!!! Celebrated this beautiful day with an amazing hike!!! I continue to cherish each opportunity and all of the amazing adventures this journey takes me on!! #spring2022 #getoutside #springhasarrived #WarriorStrong #riversidestatepark #celebratelife #journeyoflife #survivor #cancerwarrior

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Tooth Tattoo

Love my beautiful Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon decal I had my dentist add to my molar dental crown!!! Best thing ever for a Survivor like myself!! I wear it proudly!! #pinkribbon #dentalcrown #breastcancerawareness #survivor #toothtattoo

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St Patricks Day

I don’t think I have an ounce of Irish in my blood, but I do feel pretty lucky! Lucky to be living this wonderful life surrounded by lots of great people, lucky to be living in this great nation, and lucky to be 12 years cancer free!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day!!! ☘️☘️
#irishfortheday #luckyme #alwayslucky #luckonmyside


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Get Outside

The time spent out on the trails in the solitude of nature is the best thing ever for the soul! #getoutside #softdirttrails #challengeyourself #solitude #naturelovers #lovemylife

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Palm Springs, California

Blessed for another day on the trails in sunny and warm Palm Springs!!! #sunnyandwarm #getoutside #palmsprings

Friday, March 4, 2022

Joshua Tree National Park

Cooler weather today to hike the breathtaking beauty of Joshua Tree National Park! Another National Park checked off the list!!! #joshuatreenationalpark #deserthiking #palmsprings #americathebeautiful

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Palm Springs, California

A hot and difficult hike into an amazing desert canyon in Palm Springs! #palmsprings #getoutside #remotecanyon #indiancanyons #murraycanyon #hotandsweaty #kayyowcancerfund

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Get Outside

Great day outside in the sunshine exploring downtown along the beautiful Spokane River! #myhometown #spokane #spokaneriver #riverpointcampus

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Play 4 Kay

Thank you to the Whitworth University Womens Basketball team for inviting me to their Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Pink game last night!! I was honored to share some inspirational words with the team prior to the game. This was such a special night to be surrounded by so much support for the cause! Go Pirates!!! #whitworth #whitworthwomensbasketball #breastcancerawareness #play4kay #kayyowcancerfund #pinkgame #survivor #gopink #honored

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Desert Canyons

Another beautiful and challenging hike up into a desert canyon outside of Tucson. Will be hard to go back to the snow and cold of Spokane! #desertlife #tucsonarizona #beautiful #sunshineonmyface #hikingadventures

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Five Years

Five years ago today I found the courage to walk away from my long time career in dentistry to take a chance on becoming self employed and it was the best professional decision I have ever made! Self employment has brought me increased financial security, freedom to take time off whenever I desire to travel, and above all it did amazing things for my mental health! Being my own Boss and CEO for the last five years has been the Best Thing Ever!!!!!  #happybossesdayeveryday #selfemployment #ceoofmylife #freedom

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

An honor to visit the sacred Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery overlooking San Diego Bay. What a humbling experience to view row after row of marble headstones of our fallen military heroes. 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷#fortrosecransnationalcemetery #neverforget #honorourveterans #sandiegobay #AmericanHeroes

Monday, February 7, 2022

Cancer Survivors Park

Finished off World Cancer Awareness Week with a visit to the Cancer Survivors Park here on the beautiful San Diego Harbor!!! I am proud to be a cancer survivor and it has been a privilege to be chosen for this journey to continue to bring awareness to this nasty disease!   #survivor #warrior #cancerjourney #challengeyourself #cancercreateswarriors #inspirational #cancersurvivorspark



Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunny San Diego


Beautiful sunshine and 72 degrees here in San Diego!!! Feels so good to be traveling again and breathing in the ocean air!! #warmsunshine #sandiego #pacificocean #sunshineonmyface #travelfreely #oceanair #californiacoastline #saltyair 



Friday, February 4, 2022

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day! It is a day celebrated Internationally to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Cancer does not discriminate..…it invades anyone regardless of who you are! I hope with the continued awareness that early detection saves lives, every cancer patient will become a long term survivor!!! #WorldCancerDay2022 #earlydetection #awareness #educate #survivor #cancerawareness #standuptocancer

Saturday, January 29, 2022

12 Years Strong

I have overcome and accomplished so much in the last 12 years to be counted as a Survivor!!!! #cancersurvivor #SurvivorStrong #12yearsurvivor #standuptocancer #overcomer #warrior

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Get Outside

Great day on the trails!!!! 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Snowy Spokane

A great day on the snowy trails!!!! #getoutside #snowyspokane #dontfalldown

Monday, January 10, 2022

Get Outside

A day spent outside challenging yourself in the bitter cold on the snow and the ice is the best day ever!!! #getoutside #bittercold #snowandice #dontfalldown #ChallengeYourselfDaily

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and I want to thank all the brave men and women behind the badge for their continued service in this beautiful nation! Special thanks to our Heroes in Blue from all the agencies here in the Spokane area who continue to serve and protect! #backtheblue509 #lawenforcementappreciationday #thinblueline #serveandprotect #heroesinblue #gotyourback #backthebadge #behindthebadgefoundation

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Stunning Day

The solitude of the forest on our hike today was just what the soul needed! Absolutely stunning day!!!! #getoutside #theforestiscalling #snowyspokane #americathebeautiful #challengeyourself

Saturday, January 1, 2022

January 1st Adventure

I truly believe what you do on January 1st sets the tone for the entire year. A bitter cold adventure on the snowy trails today started the year off right!!! There will be many more miles to explore in this upcoming year!!! #newyear2022 #exploremore #getoutside #lifesadventures #challengeyourself