Checking Twitter while at my oncology checkup and saw this quote from Anne Frank with #SuperSoulSunday. So apropos since there was a lot of misery over my soon to be 11 year journey with #breastcancer but what keeps me positive is all the beauty that still remains. Beautiful relationships, beautiful friends, beautiful family. I still have a beautiful body (scars and missing parts and all). Life is still beautiful! #blessed #karlaliving
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A woman should always have options. I had to make lemonade out of lemons and turn a bad hair day into a good hair day. Had to do my hair in the parking lot of the beauty supply on the way to the airport. LMAO Was feeling real classy! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now I'm feeling sassy and being perceived differently. Lots of compliments. Hair is an accessory and can do a lot for your overall look. Don't be afraid to switch it up a bit and keep them guessing. πŸ˜‰ #lotd #badhairday #karlaliving
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Getting my sweat on working hard to get this weight off. Slowly but surely seeing results. One of the only times I don't mind sweating. #sweatnowshinelater #homegym #karlaliving #workout #getfitstayfit #gottagetreadyandstayready
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I'm honored to be featured in the Summer issue of @HealthMonitor 's Living with Cancer magazine. It's such a blessing to be thriving and be able to inspire hope in other people battling #Cancer especially #metastatic disease. #bcsm #breastcancer #MBC #karlaliving #diginyourheels #inspiration #WITWDIYH #books #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #read #goodread #pageturner #bookswagger #survivor #memoir #nonfiction #follow #authorsofinstagram #beinspired #givingback #giveback
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This morning I had the pleasure of attending Community M.B. Church's Cancer Brunch. They have an amazing cancer ministry which my mom is a part of. I was blessed to hear two awesome speakers, fellowship, connect with friends and survivor sisters, and even share my testimony. Dr. Carr @fight_win_thrive (left) is a #metastaticbreastcancer survivor and author like myself and was a keynote speaker. On the right is breast cancer survivor/author Nikki Guinn Rogers @justniki515. I met her a couple of years back on social media and had no idea I would meet her in person today. After she gave the welcome, I was like 'Thats Nikki!'. I went through the serving line (she was serving sweet tea). I said, "Hi Nikki!" She was so funny! She said, "OMG! Karla! You're my best friend in my mind!" πŸ˜„ I was so flattered because she is absolutely fabulous! I'm just realizing that the first pic is 3 breast cancer survivors/authors! It's all about using your experience to help others and leaving a legacy! The second pic is of me and the second speaker, Stafon Jackson, who is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor and has an amazing testimony. She also speaks about health and the importance of nutrition. She lost her young daughter to cancer and started a foundation, The CNJ Foundation. She was diagnosed years later with colon cancer which is now in her lungs. Keep her in your prayers. The 3rd pic is me and my friend's mom. She is from Seattle and went to school with my mom and I went to high school with her daughter. She is always telling everyone how good my book is. She sold a book for me today. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜ She has been wanting a hard cover for a while. She earned it. πŸ˜„ Last pic is me and my Sisters Network survivor sister. She's a part of the cancer ministry at Community and shared her testimony as well. So inspiring and informative! She is such a great ambassador for Sisters Network. We always take a pic when we see each other at breast cancer events. 😎 #karlaliving #diginyourheels #inspiration #WITWDIYH #books #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #read #goodread #pageturner #bookswagger #breastcancer #cancer #survivor #memoir #nonfiction #follow #authorsofinstagram
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I work from home so on a daily basis I look like a slouch. So when I get dressed and wear something cute it's a special occasion. Thus, the photo. 🀣 My niece gave me this @gabunion @nyandcompany dress. I got a compliment as soon as I got out of the car-> "I love your dress!" πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Great job #gabrielleunion #newyorkandcompany #nyandcompany #karlaliving #ootd Oh and I love an #espadrille ! @targetstyle πŸ™ŒπŸΎ
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I went to #traderjoes and lost my flower loving mind! They had #peonies !!! #yas and my other faves #hydrangea #stargazerlillies #spoilyourself #treatyourself #begoodtoyourself #affordableflowers #karlaliving
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Leaving St. Martin today and wanted to capture the devastation from Hurricane Irma. It was almost a year ago but there are still signs that she was here. This is my first visit but if you had been before then I can see how this would be a totally different experience. I can't imagine what it must've been like to experience this hurricane. Boats were thrown on land, windows blown out, roofs torn off. So scary. I'm praying this hurricane season will be kind. #sxm #hurricaneirma #karlaliving
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