Tying Up Loose Ends


One year ago I decided it was time to live a better life. To stop living on autopilot.

A cancer diagnosis is quite a reality check… you would think that would be enough. When it comes back a couple of months after you finish a year of treatment, you start moving in a different direction pretty quickly. There is definitely a major backlash physically and emotionally with cancer. The healing takes time. you never know what life is going to hand you but you do have control over what you’re going to do about it. You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.  

I made a radical adjustment to my life. It’s been amazing to see how much has changed in the last year. And I mean SOOO much!

There were so many dreams to start – the wheels were in motion to make changes but it really was just the beginning. Moving, leaving my job, buying a boat…all part of the process. I think about how much of it was a new adventure. Treasuring new experiences and modifying old ways of doing things. It has been more work than expected…but so worth it!

Just like this show.

I have been diligent to create valuable content for you. Over the last 9 months, I began to really solidify what I’m doing and what I want to achieve with the show.

I’ve pushed myself to stay on track with my goals and dreams. 

By being so encompassed by the show and promoting this message of hope and empowerment I felt I wasn’t  practicing the advice you hear on the show. When I stopped to check in with myself, I realized that it was time to give myself that break, Show myself some compassion. Practice self-care.

It’s the best way for anyone to keep healthy mentally and physically.

So I am taking a little break and tying up some loose ends with this weeks episode and  giving myself a time to recharge, be present and focus on what’s important at the moment. To take time to spend with my family.


Being a two-time stage 3 melanoma survivor and living on the water, I am always looking for ways to keep myself safe from sun exposure. I feel you can never be too safe. Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to gear up and get ready to be outside, enjoying picnics, boating, the pool and the beach.

Next month I will be the start of a new series. May is Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday, which falls on the first Monday in May this year it falls on May 2. Three weeks later it is National Safe Sun Week, raising awareness of the symptoms, causes, and prevention of the disease and the day has come to be symbolized by wearing black clothing.

I will be focusing on some really cool guests that have been through some incredible life and health challenges…and others who have found a way to make something super amazing out of such a misunderstood and serious cancer like melanoma. There are many hurting people in the world and there are those who found they had something special inside that they needed to share, create and support others.

You will be inspired, learn the best ways to protect yourself from the sun, success stories of those who’ve been through it and the importance of regular skin checks.

I am very excited for this upcoming series and to give you more information and a better understanding of skin cancer and the choices you have in skin care.

Listen to this important episode to hear more.

How do you sail through life? Join me on this endeavor! I would love to grow this amazing support community!



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Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

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