Crystal Joy Hall | Live, Love, Laugh ... Life After Cancer
Stories about life, laughter, adventure, and the everyday mundane. My life after cancer.
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Wishes for the New Year

I have spent the final days of 2021 reading through blogs with the tagged post This Time Next Year. The idea of this tag is to write a post outlining your resolutions for the new year, how you are going to achieve those resolutions, and...

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

’Twas the week before Christmas,when all through the landOmicron was threateningWhile closures expand. Travel was cancelled,To people’s dismayOmicron was prevalentIt was here to stay. Work from home ordersCame down through the ranks,While schedules were changingMany people’s hearts sank. It had been two years since weenjoyed Christmas timeThis COVID...

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The Heartaches of Motherhood

There is nothing more gut-wrenching then seeing your child - your sweet, lovely child - hurting. Whether it is a physical pain or an emotional pain, it tears a mother’s heart to shreds. With physical pain, there are remedies that can swiftly heal and temper the...

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It Wasn’t Supposed to be Like This…

No one tells you what life will really be like when you grow older. Perhaps because no one really knows your journey - even I didn’t know my journey when I was many, many years younger. All I had was an idea - an ambitious...

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Together We Can Do So Much

"Awareness is the greatest agent for change." - Eckhart Tolle October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although we are 3 weeks into the month, with the month drawing to a close, keeping the conversations open, the donations flowing, and the overall awareness of the disease in...

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Every Child is an Artist

It all began with the cancellation of March Break, the rise of the pandemic in North America, and the inevitable end of the school year. Locked down, with nowhere to go, no one to see, and the world in turmoil, I - like millions of...

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Happiness in Hygge

Over these past few days I have kept busy diligently deep cleaning our home, and reorganizing as well as decluttering our space. I still have much to do, and I am trying to balance the tasks between my husband’s work-from-home schedule, my child’s school schedule,...

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My Summer Adventures

Why I was Missing in Action As you all know (for those who follow me) I have been MIA this summer. Although I was actively enjoying posts from my two favourite bloggers Smelly Socks and Garden Peas and Laura’s Books and Blogs, I didn’t take the...

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Making Waves

It has been an interesting summer with our almost 8 year old going on teen … he has really begun to exert his independence, voice his opinions, defy the rules (or at least attempt to), and push all boundaries. His negotiations are impressive, if not...

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A Story to Tell

June is a challenging month for me. It marks the occasion I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year that memory floods my conscious thought. I remember the gripping fear, the dimly lit room, the feel of the warm gel on my chest, the beeps...

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