A former NYC party girl and world traveler – born and raised on both coasts of Canada… A social worker… and most recently, a stay at home mom… Doing my best to navigate through the every day ups and downs of marriage, parenthood, adjusting to a new life in a small mid-western town, and a recent diagnosis of metastatic Stage IV breast cancer at the ripe ol’ age of 37.
In March 2013, after a harrowing and challenging year & a half journey, I was declared cancer free!!! I firmly believe this is in large part due to my holistic approach, my commitment to dietary changes, mental & spiritual healing, alternative treatments, the bountiful love & support I received, and the fact that I never gave up hope. But the story is not over. The challenge now is to keep the cancer from returning and work towards living my purpose and a full vibrant life!!
The name for my blog comes from the name I was given at birth – Luanna – which means graceful woman warrior. Although I have chosen to go by my “new” name Terri for most of the years since I turned 12, as an adult I have come to embrace the name my mom chose for me at birth and now use both… aka: Terri Luanna da Silva.
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