25 Life Tips

25 Life Tips

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I am fortunate enough to have some amazing friends, one of them is the girl who sat next to me in my senior year Psychology Class, Shari Berman.  Below is a note from Shari about her experiences and what she’s faced in life as well as some of the work she’s doing.  The one thing I’ve always admired about her is her seemingly endless well of positivity.  It has absolutely served her well.  Tonight, with her permission of course, I’m sharing one of Shari’s blog posts, her 25 Tips for Life.  Give it a read and check out her site and blog and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

A note from Shari Berman

A cancer diagnosis at age 25, changed my perspective and ultimately the way I live my life. Young adults typically do not face serious illness and I have learned how to live with uncertainty and how to practice gratitude. Living intentionally and with purpose has been my mantra and I share my unique perspective in my blog Best Life After Cancer. 


 I have been advocating for patients for years to improve their experience with the healthcare system and helping empower them to make decisions about their care. My newest venture is educating patients about medical cannabis and how it is used as a complementary and alternative therapy. Cannabis is a tool in our overall wellness, and I help people understand how to best use it to improve quality of life.

Visit me at Canna Healing Consulting https://www.cannahealingconsulting.com/

25 Life Tips

1. Life is short. Don’t wait for the perfect moment to DO or SAY something important to you.

2. Death is not failure. It is part of life and the more we accept that fact the more we can live intentionally and without as much fear.

3. A simple act of kindness can make someone’s day and leave a lasting impression.

4. You have the ability to make an impact. Leave your mark. Share your experience, your knowledge with others.

5.“Hope” is powerful.

6. If you don’t know what to say to someone in crisis, try saying “I don’t know what to say. But I want you to know I am thinking of you.”

7. You are stronger than you think. Trust me, you are.

8. Life is better with a dog.

9. Trust your gut. Intuition is powerful.

10. It is important to take a “time-out”. Walking clears your head

11. People will surprise you. In time of crisis there will be those who disappear, and others you might not expect, who will be by your side. People cope differently.

12. There are no guarantees in life. Life isn’t fair. Don’t take things for granted. In a blink of an eye life as you know it can change. None of us are immune to life’s challenges.

13. Cancer sucks.

14. Learn how to say “no”. You don’t actually have to do (certain) things you don’t want to do. You don’t need to please everyone. Be thoughtful on how you want to spend your time.

15. A good friendship goes both ways. Some friendships grow with you, others do not. Nurture the relationships that are most important to you.

16. You don’t have as much control as you think. As hard as it may be not to worry, it really doesn’t change the outcome. Let go of what you cannot control and focus on what you can control.

17. Every one has a story and a journey. What you see superficially is usually not the full story.

18. In the end it is all about our relationships with each other. Remind yourself what is most important to you, ESPECIALLY on those days when everything seems to be going wrong and personalities and emotions are involved.

19. Get rid of stuff. All the stuff you ever owned may be important to you but probably not to anyone else. Just more to throw out in the end.

20. It is so important to laugh.

21. Life is full of curveballs. Expect the unexpected.

22. You don’t always have a choice in the cards you are dealt, but you do have a choice in how you will respond.

23. Breathe. Slow down. Find your “happy place” that soothes your soul.

24. Stay true to yourself. Most of the time it doesn’t matter what people think and they don’t always care as much as you think they do.

25. Take time to live in the moment. Appreciate what you have today.


About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to 25 Life Tips

  1. Dianne Babb says:


    This post was wonderful to read. I especially like the photo of the long road. I’m sure you took that pic. Thank you foe sharing. I think of you often.

    Dianne Babb
    Recently retired (You must be close ourself)
    Sierra College

    • Michael Kane says:

      Thanks Dianne, didn’t take that particular photo and still 5 years to retirement. Glad you are enjoying yours and liked the post. Be well.

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