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My name is Annette Flanagan and I live in Canada.

My story started January 2018 when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This was the catalyst that jump started my life transformation. Being diagnosed with a life threatening illness, makes you stand up and pay attention to things you never noticed previously. It really opened up my eyes, helping me to focus and prioritize the important things in my life. It drove my thirst for knowledge and information and made me want to share and connect with others going through similar situations. This blog is not just for those that were diagnosed with cancer but anyone interested in making connections.

My hope is to make people SMILE, and share useful tips or information that can help people explore and enrich their lives. Initially, I started blogging for therapeutic reasons and to keep my wonderfully big family informed about my cancer story as it unfolded.

Since being diagnosed, I have been exploring life by signing up for different wellness courses and doing things that improve my overall well being. I eventually started volunteering with my local hospital as a Patient Family Advisor, as well as offer free Reiki sessions at a local hospice. Yes I received Reiki training and have my Level 2 certification! I honestly believe in the power of connections and touch. I hope to eventually offer Reiki sessions through this site at a nominal fee. I am also grateful to be able to co-chair a monthly breast cancer support group.

I have met and continue to connect with many people that have battled Breast Cancer as well as other cancers. Cancer touches everyone, men, women and children and if this blog can help people connect with others and brighten the world just a little…it will bring me great joy. For those that don’t have cancer, I hope this blog inspires you and helps you find some interesting tidbits that you can benefit from. Better yet, if you can share information and insightful tips to others by spreading the word…you to will be helping others!

We all go through challenges and it is often the people we meet and the help we get along the way that makes the difference. Together let’s make a difference.

On that note, I want to end this with an Irish saying that you may have heard, “As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!”

This may hurt!