Today you can also find me on Gems Of Delight. When You Allow Yourself To Feel You Allow Yourself To Heal.
It is so important to find a way to empower ourselves when an event, loss, or diagnosis attempts to disempower us. Listen. Things we have no control over, don’t have to control us. WE have the power to let them control us or not. We always have control over our response to life. And that makes all of the difference to our spiritual, emotional, and physical well being.
Today, I am so happy to share with you, Dancing Through Cancer, the inspirational video of a friend of mine, Tiffany Staropoli dancing to express her feelings after being diagnososed with Stage 4 colon cancer on May 7 of this year. (Videoed by her husband Rick Staropoli and edited by Rob McGowan.)
This video has gone viral this week and has captured the attention of the local news and I heard was even posted on Ellen’s Facebook page! Enjoy!
I love the parts where she breaks into laughter. (I think I have personally watched it 10 times, going on 11) Enjoy!
This is her caring bridge journal. I took some screen shots, because it is a login only site and I wanted you all to be able to read her words. If you want to donate, you can go login here. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tiffanystaropoli
We intend to consume this cancer with all of the love it takes. T
Thanks, Tiffany, for sharing your dirty little secret with us. Because we all have that secret joie de vivre that we lock inside for some silly reason, like we might look awkward. You, by the way, look great in every scene!
You inspire us to transform worry by choosing to live with purpose. Thank you so much! And I agree, Tiffany, laughter is the best medicine! Keep laughing, keep dancing, keep loving. Keep inspiring.
Tiffany is full on living. It fills me with love and hope.
(Here is her nieces and nephews responding tribute to their aunt. So cute. Don’t Stop Believing.)
Transforming what is unbearable to enjoyable really knocks your socks off, heh? I have danced away my negative feelings and have found it works incredibly well. Did you ever empower yourself by dancing? How else do you empower yourself when things try to get you down?