The triumph can’t be had without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph
In the five years since my cancer diagnosis, I’ve struggled with a lot.
At first I struggled alone with loneliness, anger, survivor’s guilt, fear, body image and grief. Even though I had supportive friends and family, no one really understood what I was going through. It took some time but, eventually, I found a tribe of fellow patient/survivors and empathetic medical professionals.
Not only did they save my life, but they taught me a life lesson.
Sharing is Healing.
Now, I’m asking you to share, because I want you to heal too.
I want to know what you are struggling with, even if you think it’s not that big of a deal.
What keeps you up at night? What information are you looking for? Where are you in your emotional healing and what do you need to get to a better place?
Comment below or write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be specific, pour your heart out. I’m here to listen.
I’d also love it if you let me know what you think about a one-on-one mentoring program I’m considering offering.
I’m tentatively calling it the Hope & Tea, You & Me Mentoring Sessions. I know from experience that “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you,” (Maya Angelou) and I’ve experienced the healing power of sharing my cancer story. Now, I want to offer you what my mentors offered me: a healing space to be heard, understood, guided and inspired.
Topics to be shared over tea (or the beverage of your choice) include:
How to create more joy in your life
How to live your hope
Beginning a gratitude practice
How to reach out and be heard
Celebrating the “little things”
Practicing mindfulness to help you live in the here and now
Dealing with body image issues after cancer
How to embrace the new normal
What to do with difficult emotions, such as anger, loneliness and stress
Issues in my books, You Can Thrive After Treatment and How to Build an Amazing Life After Treatment, and
many other possibilities
What do you think? If you’re interested in the program, which would be conducted over Skype, please let me know.
As always, thanks so much for being part of this community and I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!
Survival > Existence,