It’s Been A While

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Hello everyone.  I know it has been a while since you have heard from me.  However, let me reassure you that I am still here and am still following my purpose…assisting women through their breast cancer journey.

In August 2016, I made the decision that I would retire from the Corporate World in the first quarter of 2017 and that is exactly what I did. I decided to stop living in fear and leap into faith so I could see what was waiting for me and what I could accomplish.  As of April 1, 2017, I became a retiree and that really was a blessing.  I ended up being the primary caregiver for my oldest brother who was very ill and lived in a nursing home.  The last 15 months of his life I totally focused on his needs and reconnected with him in such a wonderful way.  Unfortunately, he died on January 23, 2018.

After taking a couple of weeks to grieve, I stepped back into my purpose.  Along the way, I have met some incredible and amazing people.  You never know what opportunities are waiting for you and how you may impact others if you just BELIEVE.

I have launched my “Dare To Live Boldly” t-shirts and caps as I strive to do just that….Live Boldly.  I advise you to live boldly as well.  We all have a limited amount of time here on this earth and we have no idea when that time will come to an end.  Therefore, be kind, have fun and LIVE WITH NO REGRETS!

If there is anything you would like to hear more about or anything you would like to share on my blog, please send me an email.  I would love to hear from you.

One of my main objectives when I started my website was to provide breast cancer patients with available resources.  As I find more resources, I will include the information on my site.

In closing, if you know what your purpose is, please do it, even if you are scared.  Trust me, I get scared at times too but I quickly get over it!

Until next time,

Live Boldly,


Courageous Diva

Reflections of My Journey

   On my personal journey as a two-time breast cancer survivor, I strive 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. My blog serves as one of several digital platforms that I use to share support, humor, experiences, resources, and other related content from my journey.  You are invited to visit, read and comment on my special place to share and reflect… “Dare To Live Boldly” Blog.

Exercise and Breast Cancer Support

Barbara Palmer, a two time breast cancer survivor and active Brick Bodies club member has embraced fitness with a Healthy and Happy Spirit . Barbara knows all too well about the journey of challenges and adversities with breast cancer, so come be encouraged and inspired with the Courageous Diva.
•Do you need someone to listen to your fears and concerns
while your go through your cancer journey
•Do you need someone to make you laugh when you feel
like crying or do you just want to cry
•Do you need group support
•Do you need one on one support

Our goal is to start a support group which will include a 30 minute work out followed by a mind and spirit session to allow the participants to express their emotions, fears, and concerns amongst others who are going through or have
been through the cancer journey.

This is open to non-members.

For more information, please contact Barbara Palmer at 1-410-996-4915 or via



Take Charge of Your Health!

A Cancer Survivorship Forum


DECEMBER 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Purpose: Take Charge of your Health! A Cancer Survivorship Forum is a FREE educational program intended to encourage and empower cancer survivors, families and supporters. Participants focus on taking charge of health matters concerning cancer survivorship issues. We believe by seeking information, accessing resources and effectively communicating needs to a care team for support, aim to provide inspiration for improving quality of life. Healthcare Professionals, Community and Faith-Based Organization members and under-represented populations are also encouraged to attend. A light breakfast and healthy lunch will be supplied.


Where: Zeta Center for Healthy & Active Aging

4501 Reisterstown Rd. Baltimore, MD 21215

Time: 9:30 AM-1:30PM

Who is Invited: All cancer diagnosed survivors, families and supporters

Contact: LaVerne Perry, Patient Navigator

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

443-471-1615 phone

443-471-1601 Fax

Free Mammograns on Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Family Health Center Baltimore, 631 Cherry Hill Road
Your day to fight breast cancer. Free mammograms from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM for uninsured women ages 40 to 65. Lunch at the Family Health Centers of Baltimore from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. You’re invited to attend this special event to celebrate health and learn more about how you can reduce your risk of breast cancer or find it early. Please join us! Music, breast cancer education, inspiration speakers, and an afternoon of fun in the company of women joined in the fight against breast cancer. For details on how to register for your free mammogram and to participate in our afternoon of lunch and activities please call Family Health Centers of Baltimore at 410-354-2000 x 11428.