What Will It Take For People To Act? Embracing ‘Crisis’ a Catalyst for Action.
In June of 2022, after a long struggle with chronic pain, my husband, my girl’s father, our stay at home dad, chef, farmer, home keeper, grocery shopper, errand runner, was diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma with acute renal failure.
Over the eight months following his diagnosis, Timmy endured eight years worth of treatment to fight back the aggressive growth of his cancer.
Tragically, as climate change and environmental degradation increase, his experience will be known by far too many more. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives.
Since first learning about and witnessing the severity of our human impact on the planet, I have been passionate about environmental action and activism. Since Cancer arrived in my life, my commitment to this work has become deeply personal.
In this video, and with my family’s permission, I share openly about our journey, exploring what it means to thrive in a time of personal and planetary crisis.
Cancer has given me a new appreciation for the power of ‘crisis’ as a catalyst for action if we are willing to acknowledge it for what it is and respond with the kind of urgency a crisis demands. I believe that this is what our planetary crisis is asking if us too.