Week in Review: 2017.26

The move is finally winding down. The end of one chapter, the start of another.

I have struggled to keep it together this week with everything going on, and found myself escaping with activities like weeding (for 2.5 hours) just to get a “break.”

Feels like I’m withering faster than my 4th of July flowers.

I was even too distracted to acknowledge the 3 year anniversary of my very first cancer treatment (on July 1st). When the milestone finally popped into my head I had to pause and feel a deep sense of gratitude.

That summer was lost to cancer, and the 2014 version of me would be super pissed if I was anything less than grateful today. I have the strength to haul heavy boxes for hours, scrub grime from floor to ceiling, paint walls on hot days, and teach a few yoga classes in between… the kind of stuff that seemed impossible 3 years ago.

So, I am grateful. For the stress, the challenges, and the wealth of health I possess to withstand it all.

Without overdoing it, of course!

I am also particularly grateful for garlic, which we harvested a couple of days ago from our (imminently) former property.

I’ll be sharing the whole process on Monday. Stay tuned.

And every time I carry a moving box up the stairs out front I get to pass the Bee Balm, which is always swarming with bumbles. My favorite Dr. Seuss-esque flowers.

It’s the little things.

This Week in Content:

Speaking of hummus

Instagram of the week:

This Week in Podcasting:

Over at Nourish + Flourish we kicked off Season 2! Tune in on Monday for our conversation with Andy Hayes, owner of Plum Deluxe, which I wrote about this week.

This Week in Findings:

And finally, your weekly dose of dogs…

He can smell the garlic in the air.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend.



Betsy Brockett was diagnosed with Mesothelioma at the age of 28, and continues to thrive despite the challenges that cancer has created in her life. Holding a degree in Art & Visual Technology from George Mason University, Betsy expresses herself through writing, photography, painting, pottery, and more. She is most often found cultivating, creating, practicing/teaching yoga, or simply enjoying the beauty of life.

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