Crystal Joy Hall | Live, Love, Laugh ... Life After Cancer
Stories about life, laughter, adventure, and the everyday mundane. My life after cancer.
Live, Love, Laugh, Life, Cancer
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Celebrate Your Little One

Today is Universal Children’s Day. A day in which we celebrate children.   As a mother to a 5 year old how did I not know about this day until - well - today? I don’t remember learning about this day in school nor did my parents...

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My Little Blog of Hygge

It is autumn, and we are in full swing of the season - wet, dismal days and cold, bitter winds - but today is simply a beautiful one. The air is crisp and clean, the sun is sparkling, and the sky is radiating a brilliant...

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Building Memories

Surviving cancer. It alters so much about who you are: your values, your hopes, your mindset, and your ambitions. You become acutely aware of what truly matters in life, and perhaps, not surprisingly, the things you once placed value on and gave all your energy...

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The Lingering Affect

This summer by the river at the cottage - a place of healing and serenity - I was fortunate enough to have a heart-to-heart with a very special person. She is someone I cherish who has traversed her own breast cancer journey. She understood my...

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The Art of Decluttering

It is autumn. As the leaves slowly change colour, and the air becomes crisp and lively, and the days grow shorter I am inspired to clean; that kind of cleaning most people enjoy doing in the latter weeks of spring, I also enjoy doing in...

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The Foolhardy Fives

Oh yes, here we are, in the very early stages of the Foolhardy Fives. As Bette Davis famously warned ‘Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night [ride]’. She wasn’t kidding. She must have been a mother to a 5 year old…   Let me begin...

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We Will Always Remember

I find myself in a restless place of reflection. Today is the 17th Anniversary of 9/11. A day that most people around the world will never forget - especially North Americans. Terrorist attacks, war, large-scale violence - these were all things reported about from the...

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Without Water There Can Be No Life

In my recent post This Is Grief I spoke about acupuncture, and the flood of emotions this form of treatment unleashed within me. I was not prepared. As a result, my summer months were spent reflecting upon and traversing through the overwhelming depths of my...

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This Is Grief

I thought that after 3 years, this journey would get easier. However lately, I have found myself weeding through dark and muddled emotions - feelings of frustration, of anger, but mostly, of grief.   Grief.   I realize that I have not grieved. I have not mourned the life...

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