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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Five Going on Fifteen

I have encountered the many stages of the ages, as mentioned in my previous parenting posts (take a read if you dare!), and now I find myself parenting a five-year-old-going-on-fifteen. Wow. It’s wild! These Foolhardy Fives have been a tumultuous ride! Even with my seatbelt fastened...

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It Starts with an Ending

This has been an emotional week of good-byes for me. Three big partings. Three momentous endings. My mother, a proprietor of a beautiful Home Decor & Giftware store has retired. This is the final week of business. On Sunday, her doors will close forever. It is...

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Frankincense – King of Oils?

In my recent post Stumbling in the Realm of Essential Oils I talked about my naiveté regarding the power of essential oils and how I was slowly discovering the benefits and uses of these remarkable remedies through careful usage of the Earth Luxe product line....

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Stumbling in the Realm of Essential Oils

Yes, stumbling. I am in the very, very early discovery stage of the bountiful benefits and uses of essential oils, which is strange for me, because for the past decade I have always prided myself in finding natural remedies for ailments as well as sourcing...

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A Test of Wills

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. - Paulo Coelho I am struggling. I am struggling with the long, cold, harsh, bleak days hanging down on us. I am...

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25 Reasons Why I Love You

Today is Valentine’s Day. Fourteen years ago, on this day, I went on a date that altered my life forever… In my posts I talk a lot about cancer, about my own personal strifes, and about the challenges of being a Mom. But today, I...

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Coping Through

And so the dreariness continues. It seeps into my everyday and the weight of it bears down on me. These winter days are harsh, unrelenting, unpredictable, and exhausting. We don’t have the cold, bright blue skies and glistening snow to be able to go outside...

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Cloudy

It has been a struggle to write, of late. I am not sure why. Perhaps I have not felt inspired, or perhaps I have just felt exhausted. Perhaps it is a combination of the two afflictions; I am not inspired because I am so exhausted...

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2019…A Year of Adventure

It is my 4th New Year’s post breast cancer and this marks the first New Year in which I have felt a shift occur. A shift in energy; a shift within me. You see, with each new year since my diagnosis comes the inner battle...

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The Tapestry of Christmas

I wish I had more time to write, but this whirlwind month has my head spinning and my heart aching. Christmas truly is a wonderful time of the year, but it always arrives with a little bit of nostalgia. We celebrate - we come together...

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