10 Little Things to Do With Mindful Awareness

10 Little Things to Do With Mindful Awareness

Can Uplifted Feet Lead to an Uplifted Heart The more I practice mindful awareness, the more I learn what it is and what it isn't. What it isn't is hours spent in the lotus position, eyes closed, blissfully deep in meditation. What it is is beautifully summed up by my husband, "It's the little things." [...]

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About Awareness

I've been keeping a secret for a few weeks. Although it was very much on my mind, I couldn't tell my husband until it was absolutely necessary. Because my daughter, who is away at college, doesn't need to know, I lied when she asked me what my plans were yesterday.I kept my secret to myself because [...]

The Secret to Making Your Way on Your Cancer Journey

The Secret to Making Your Way on Your Cancer Journey

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. Pythagoras We all know the feeling of facing a new, life changing journey and feeling very, very alone. I lived alone in my head the first year after my "suspicious" mammogram. No matter what [...]

Why Mindfulness is Vital to Sexual Health

Why Mindfulness is Vital to Sexual Health

I'm finally going to talk about sexual health. I've been avoiding the subject for over a year, so it's about time. How can you talk about survivorship without talking about sex? More pointedly, how can you talk about celebrating an inspired survivorship without talking about sex? You can't, so here goes. "What does mindfulness have to [...]

Still Reflecting: Find Out What I Impulsively Did to My Plastic Surgeon View

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. Ernest Holmes  Many weeks a theme just organically presents itself to me. This week, it's happening again. As you already know, Sunday was the third "cancerversary" of my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstructive surgery. Having "the emotional memory of an elephant," I [...]

Top 10 Things to Do to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

As a supporting blogger of the Love/Avon Army of Women, I've been asked to pass the following along. I hope you find it interesting and helpful: What can I do to prevent breast cancer? What is the best way to find my cancer early, before it has spread? These are two of the most common [...]

Death and Cancer Loneliness

Death's in the good-bye. Anne Sexton  I recently had an experience I can't get out of my mind. At a Pathway's Women's Cancer Teaching Project panel presentation, a co-presenter shared her story of living, and dying, with cancer. She told us the facts of her cancer, which I won't share here to protect her privacy. The point of [...]