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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Parenting Through a Milestone

It has been awhile since I’ve written a post about parenting - more accurately - parenting through a milestone. And so, with that in mind, I thought I would share three fun facts about the age of eight going on pre-teen. Fun Fact #1 - It’s...

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My Top Twenty

In previous blog posts I have talked a lot about how journaling has always kept me grounded. It gives me a safe place to express intense emotions/thoughts/anxieties without judgment. Expressing my thoughts on paper helps to centre me, calm me, and allow me to reflect...

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Perspective

I have not written of late. I have been struggling with content. It isn’t because I am at a loss for stories to share. It is just that my stories all seem so small compared to those from the dramatic turn of world events. I...

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Here’s To Love

Today is Valentine’s Day. Seventeen years ago, on this day, I went on a date that altered my life forever… I know I am - somewhat - plagiarizing previous work from my post 25 Reasons Why I Love You. However, three years have passed since I...

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A Way Through the Clouds

It is exactly three years to the day since I penned my blog post Cloudy, reflecting upon my physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. And here I am, three years later, finding myself in that similar state. Cloudy - all around and within me feels cloudy. I...

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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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