“Courageous Diva”
aka Barbara Palmer

Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate-Spokesperson
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Author and Co-author

Mission: To reach, inspire and encourage women as they fight their battle with breast cancer as well as provide them with much needed resources that can help them with their journey.

The “endless field of pink flowers” header was selected to help depict my continuous, bold journey as a two-time breast cancer survivor. As there are several paths thru the flowers leading to unknown places and spaces, I move forward daring to live boldly. I invite other women to join me, “Courageous Diva” in the fight against breast cancer.

Thankful for the seasons… “Dare To Live Boldly” 

While giving “Thanks” for the seasonal changes, Courageous Diva celebrates the journey as a breast cancer survivor by living Boldly. You are invited to join me as I continue to reach, inspire, and support as well as share a bit of laughter.  Today is a great time to share words of encouragement with a family member, friend, coworker, or anyone facing breast cancer (or any other cancer). Want some laughter, contact me about booking a laughter yoga session…

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL)


Courageous Diva’s Author Page
Thankful for the opportunity to share my message with others. You are invited to browse, shop, and read books from my Bookshelf.


 Cancer Greeting Cards
Celebrate a family member, friend, coworker, or anyone facing breast cancer (or any other cancer) with a special greeting. Send a special-themed  Cancer Greeting Cards available in my online store, Courageous Diva Collection .


“Dare 2 Life Boldly” Moment:  In September 2018, I started a group entitled, “Courageous Diva’s Circle of Inspiration and Hope”.   The purpose of the group is to  educate, inform, encourage, inspire and give hope. Each month, a special-interest speaker would share their story of inspiration while other presenters offered empowering information and fun activities.  Although there is no charge to attend, registration is required.  Click here to  register and for more information.   

๐Ÿค—  HUMOR ๐Ÿค—
The key to battling this war with grace and dignity.
I am here to support you through your journey.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL)

Disclaimer: The information on this website is Not intended (or implied) to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not intended to endorse any particular type of medical treatment. If you have any medical and/or health care related questions, immediately contact and consult with your physician or healthcare provider.

26 thoughts on “Home

  1. Congratulations! I am so proud of you and your support of encouragement to other women. Keeps up the great work! You are so amazing!

    • Paulette,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and inspiration. You are a remarkable woman as well. Hope to see you soon.

      • Thank you so much for stopping by. If you know anyone that could use some support, please feel free to send them my way.

  2. Hello Dear,
    This is so great! I have been keeping tabs on you thru Gwen and all the news is good. Also congrats on that major award! I know how hard you worked and contributed to other survivors.

    Let me know if I can ever help you with anything!
    Love ya,

    • Thank you Kim. I am glad that you feel that way. I will continue to pray for you on a daily basis. I do realize you are going through a lot right now. It is ok to get a little down about it at times, just don’t stay there.

  3. I’m proud to say that we’re related. You have shown me what a courageous person looks like dispite adversity. Continue encouraging and doing the work that you do. Love ya much!!!!

    • Thank you Anita for your kind words and thank you so much for being there for me when I needed you.

      Love Always

  4. Barbara is a great support for women struggling with the fight to endure breast cancer. She is the best

  5. Barbara, you are an inspiration, and a motivator, mixed with joy and laughter! Youโ€™ve touched so many lives! Itโ€™s amazing that the road youโ€™ve traveled, filled with difficult tests, is now a testimony of hope for others! Many lives will be strengthened and encouraged by what you share from your heart. May your journey be filled with joy, strength, and motivation to continue. So very proud of you!

  6. Thank you so much Mary for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. May God continue to help me be a blessing to others.

  7. You give others hope, you give others love and support and you did that for me almost 20 years ago. You are a blessing to many especially to me.

    Barb Heffernan

  8. Congratulations on launching your online store. Iโ€™m so proud of you. May God continue to bless you as you share your gifts and talents with others.

  9. Congratulations on this amazing endeavor Barbara! You are an inspirational servant leader and I’m honored to know you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’“

    • Melissa thank you so much for the compliment…it is very much appreciated. I am ecstatic to be able to especially serve this community of women.

  10. Hello Ms Barbara
    Aka Courageous Diva I love what you are doing! I definitely can see us collaborating and supporting each otherโ€™s mission. We have similar purposes. I would love to come and share my testimony to your group. The challenge is the time put God is a Way Maker. I will need to plan ahead. I normally pick up my niece and nephew from school in West Baltimore at that time.
    Thanks for registering for the #wewonnotcancer celebration. We are looking to have a great time.

    Stay Blessed and Full of Joy!!!!

    • Gladys,

      Thank you for your comments. I agree that we can do some collaborations together. We will talk soon and I look forward to meeting you in October.

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