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While my husband is not a fan of me referring to myself as "broken", I view it as a blessing. To me this means that I have endured hardships and have battled with something bigger than myself in life. I know this looks different for everybody, but most of us at one point have felt truly broken. In living through my own personal struggles, I am now able to see the beauty in our individual stories. It takes time and a lot of self reflection, but hidden in our journeys of brokenness is a beauty that makes life worth living! I pray you discover yours!

My name is Tara Sanderson and I am a 30 year old, God-loving, newly married, fitness obsessed, dog mom! My husband and I got married in September 2018 and live in Denver, Colorado. I work as a High School Physical Education Teacher where I get the privilege of teaching yoga, nutrition, weightlifting and mindfulness. While life can be made to sound perfect and even look it on social media, mine is far from that. On December 26, 2018, I was told that I had two lesions in my brain and on January 2, 2019 I was officially diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer that had metastasized to my brain. Thereafter, it was determined that I have an ALK gene mutation, which explained how, despite the fact of never touching a cigarette in my life, I was officially a cancer patient. To say married life is not what my husband and I imagined is an understatement. However, despite my circumstances, I hope I can shed light on topics that are pressing for anyone and maybe give a little extra support to those in the midst of a similar journey! 

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