Two weeks ago, I attended my second, all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to attend the Annual Susan G. Komen Blogger Summit. I've been mulling over what I want to say about the experience and settled on the following: The pinkification of breast cancer is still a major issue for Komen; Komen still has a long way to [...]
Category: Cancer Survivorship
It’s My Cancer & I’ll Cry If I Want To
"[W]e need never be ashamed of our tears ..." - Charles Dickens One of the things I've come to accept about myself is that I cry easily. What hasn’t come easily is crying in front of other people. During the diagnostic and treatment phases of cancer, I usually clamped down my tears. As a mother, [...]
Letting Go of Certainty
Giving Back to Help & Heal
Searching for Someone to Talk To
What it Takes to be a Good Patient
It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?
Do you have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep during the night? I sure do. I've always been prone to insomnia but, while I was undergoing cancer treatment, it was especially bad. I've learned the hard way that the best way to keep yourself wide awake is to freak out about not sleeping. Now I know [...]
Do You Need a Time Out from Cancer?
Happy almost New Year! As we move forward into 2015, I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year. I hope you have exciting plans and opportunities for the New Year. For me, I'm thrilled to share a piece of good news: I'm now writing for CURE as a featured contributor. My first article, offering tips for quieting [...]