Kathy Scanlon Opie was born in Boston, Ma. She earned an B.S. in Psychology at Georgetown University and moved to the Seattle area with her husband Paul where she received her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at UW. She is now working on her Masters in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University in Seattle.
Kathy is the mother of three grown children Jennifer 27, Patrick 23, and Conner 21. Conner is a bone cancer survivor, specifically Ewing’s Sarcoma. Kathy and Paul have been married for 28 years and have 2 dogs and 1 cat and enjoy biking and hiking.
Kathy has been published in the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Newsletter, the Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation Newsletter, Northwest Cable News, the Antioch University Quarterly Vue, Entrepreneurial Girl and soon Better After 50. She has a short story titled: Tell Me a Story in the Anthology Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation and her newly published book A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope: Tips And Inspiration From A Loving Caregiver. 100% of the profits from A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope will be donated to the NW Sarcoma Foundation and Momcology International. These organizations support cancer research, and cancer families during and after their cancer journeys.
Kathy also blogs about her passions of writing, friendships, cooking and cancer awareness.
Gratitude Quote for July 31, 2016 “We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”– Albert Schweitzer Who can you thank who has rekindled your inner spirit this week?
Gratitude Quote for July 17, 2016 “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child,”…
Happy 4th of July Wishing you, and your family and friends a blessed, happy, and safe 4th of July Holiday!
Happy Father’s Day For all you wonderful Dads enjoy a Happy Father’s Day!! Remembering our Dads near and far and those who are no longer with us, you are near and dear and always in our hearts.
A shout out to my husband Paul a wonderful father, son, husband, and my best friend! “My husband cared for his elderly father during his final days, Paul understood how things would progress and knew his job was just a matter of making his dad comfortable. . . The practical…
Fatherhood Quote for June 7, 2016 Do you have any special memories about your grandfather? Is there a grandfather in your child’s life or someone you love? Post about them here. I would love to hear about it and they could win a $25 Amazon gift card.
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