Kristina Kotlus joined Mario on 10 Minute Mindset to talk about her journey through brain cancer and how she learned to quit and put her faith in a higher power to help get her through the challenging times. She also talks about her book titled “I Quit: Facing Cancer with Faith, Family & Friends (And Sarcasm. There’s a lot of that.)” and what she learned during the writing process.

Kristina Schnack Kotlus is a two-time brain cancer survivor. She was baptized a Lutheran, tried atheism because of the Anglicans, worked for the Methodists, and now attends an Assemblies of God congregation. 

She has a degree in Comparative Religion from George Mason University by way of Holy Cross College and is married to a non-practicing Jew. She’s written for her own website, PwcMoms, for years, helping parents in Prince William County, Virginia feel more connected to where they live. 

She’s been published in numerous local magazines and newspapers and was recognized as Blogger of the Year in Northern Virginia, 40 Under 40 in Northern Virginia, and an Influential Woman in Prince William County. She resides in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband and three children, who she homeschools.

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