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This site and the name Befriending Dragons were born after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 (don’t worry, the cancer is all gone now!). I struggled to put a name to the emotions that surfaced. I kept coming back to the fact that when people asked me how I felt, I said “relieved.”

My Mom died from breast cancer in 1997. I guess at 27 years old I had subconsciously resigned myself to also dying from breast cancer. So when the doctor said all in one breath “it’s cancer but it’s curable and will be gone in a few weeks” I sighed in relief. I befriended that dragon – the “you will die like your mom did” dragon. Instead, the diagnosis was a relief, a friend, a milestone now in my past.

As I reflect over my life, I had many moments like this. Moments where the scary, impossible, sometimes unwanted thing became “I did it.” The moments when I befriended dragons. And thus was born: Befriending Dragons.

Read how I reclaimed my voice, befriending another dragon, after being harassed at Microsoft.

What are the moments you Befriended a Dragon? What’s your story? Schedule a time for me to get to know you and your story.