Fern E. M. Buszowski
MALM, MA Counselling (CPC)
Speaker | Author | Thriving Cancer Survivor

Drawing from personal stories I invite listeners to explore ways embrace our todays with courage and curiosity and uncover ways to thrive through the unexpected ups, downs, and adversities life can bring. Encouraging others to live life well by embracing life and embracing hope, I share how cultivating space for our souls to rest, renew, and restore can help us not just merely survive but thrive!

As we learn to examine our values, beliefs, identity, losses/grief, and expectations with compassion and insight we can explore new ways  to embrace life with a new vision and purpose.

I believe hope and wholeness can be found in every journey, even very difficult ones, including our own. 

Listeners will be inspired to live life well and choose hope even in the difficult places.

Let’s Connect !

“Our stories are important. Our questions are important.
They are clues to our deepest longings.”

Read more about my story here …

Speaking Topics:

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"There's More to This Than Meets the Eye!"

When life brings us trouble, crises, or unimaginable losses like cancer, death, break-ups, and more we can easily get stuck in the process of trying to recover and return to a normal that is permanently gone.

We often find it difficult to imagine any part of our future as holding any possibility of good.

How do we reach for and find the whole or abundant life God promises us while we are in such difficult places?


"Strokes of Gold"

Loss of things we value often bring feelings of brokenness. Yet brokenness restored becomes more beautiful and valuable than in its original form. 

Come join us as we talk about God’s great ability to restore our brokenness allowing us to find beauty in the cracks.


"A Gift Worth Remembering"

When difficult circumstances arrive in our life it is often easy to react.  When our reactions are left unchecked, it is easy to slip into overwhelm. Remembering important truths can help us reset, refocus, and regain new balance.

Learn about soul care and a wholehearted way of choosing to live well even in difficult places.


"Welcoming Enduring Hope"

Not only does the word hope hold different meanings in different contexts; it elicits different responses from us in varying degrees, depending upon our expectation about what hope promises. How do we cultivate hope that can help us in our healing journey?


"Is there Room for Faith and Hope in the Journey of Healing?"




Details coming soon!


"Hope Amidst the Storm"

Supporting Friends through a Journey with Cancer

Receiving a call that brings a storm of unwanted, unexpected, bad news about a loved one can leave us in a state of shock or fear.  When fear shows up our words can get all muddled and we don’t know what to say or do.

So how do we lovingly respond to a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer?

Listen in as Fern shares how friends can become a place of safety and encouragement – where stories can be seen, heard, and held in prayer providing a compassionate witness and a redemptive time that brings hope and healing into a friend’s journey.


Speaking Invites …

“Our stories are important. Our questions are important.
They are clues to our deepest longings.”


“Stories help us uncover new life-giving truths inspiring us to
consider the next chapter of our lives and
make room for hope to bloom.”