The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson Every once in a while, I find a quiet place and dial a phone number given to me by the good people at Cancer Hope Network. The person [...]
A few months after my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction, I had it out with the light fixture in my walk-in closet. Like me, the bulb was burnt out. Removing the cover to replace it was easy, but I couldn’t get the cover back on for the life of me. As I struggled, I got [...]
Today I want to share my first downloadable eBook with you: The WhereWeGoNow Gratitude Gems Series; Your 30-Day Guide to Jump Starting a Lifetime Gratitude Practice. Writing this book was a labor of love. I firmly believe gratitude is the single most important building block for reinventing life beyond cancer. Without gratitude, there is no [...]
It's easy to hate change, especially when it barges in frightening and unwanted. Usually, the first instinct is to fight it every step of the way. But if it's serenity you seek, you're only going to get there by accepting the changes you cannot change.
I recently received an email from Dr.Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University asking for my help getting the word out about her research. Dr. Zhang is a cancer epidemiologist studying the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and control. A recently published study co-written by Dr. Zhang showed that [...]
Cancer hit me with guilt the moment it came into my life. Even now, six years later, it's still part of my cancer experience.