How many of you put JOY, at the top of your To Do list every day?
How many decisions do you make, based on the question: Will this bring me optimal health and happiness?
I believe that JOY’s time has come. Strange as it seems, I found joy even in the midst of my breast cancer journey. (She was sitting next to me in the chemo ward.) Kidding….
I started videotaping four hours after hearing the words, ‘You have cancer’ because I intuitively felt that I was meant to help others through my own dance with cancer. I was patient, talent, videographer, director and producer.
Through it all: a double mastectomy, seventeen sessions of chemotherapy (which I call Sacred Juice) and several reconstruction procedures, the camera never stopped rolling. This video is a 9 minute highlight reel of my journey.
Positively Pat community was created to help provide you with tools that will help empower, inspire and set you on a path to peace, joy and healing…even in the midst of turmoil.
I believe that everything happens for a reason, as cliche as that may sound. It’s kind of hard to swallow, I know, when what’s happening is painful and scary, like breast cancer was for me. Sure, it’s great to say that you will find blessings even in the midst of feeling crappy. In theory, that sounds great. However, in practice, when you’re overwhelmed by the problem(s)….not so easy.
It is my mission to use my journey to heal, inspire, empower, uplift and give hope to others. Thoughts can create our reality. Change your thoughts…and change your life. I went from being diagnosed with breast cancer (the same disease that took my young mom), to helping women around the world and finding greater purpose. Buddhists call this turning poison into medicine.
My dance with cancer brought me closer to peace than anything ever has. I am not the same person I was before my diagnosis and I am grateful for that. I now savor every moment of every day and make the time to have fun and play. I enjoy life and live with a deep sense of purpose: to give, serve and use what I’ve learned to make a difference in the lives of others.
We have choices in life. We can’t always control the events that take place – but we CAN control how we respond and what we do from that moment on.
Welcome to your online community. I hope this site, at the very least, gives you some inspiration and the desire to prove yourself more powerful than the opposing force. I hope you come back often and enjoy what you find on these pages.
Joy is the Choice!
Pat wins her 4th Emmy Award. This one was for The Cancer Dancer documentary. Pat’s Acceptance Speech at Emmy Awards