It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?

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?

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 [...]

New Podcast: Thriving In a New Normal After Cancer

New Podcast: Thriving In a New Normal After Cancer

What does it take to move beyond traumatic life experiences? Because we're all different, there is no one answer. Each of us brings our unique strengths to survival and hopefully, by sharing our stories, we provide each other with hope, encouragement and inspiration. That's why Melissa Wilson and I got together recently on a new episode of her The Grass Gets Greener [...]

What Are You Struggling With?

What Are You Struggling With?

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, [...]

Love & Family & Building an Amazing Life from a Place of Gratitude

If you're in the USA, I hope you enjoy the three-day 4th of July weekend. There is a special place in my heart for small town 4th of July parades and fireworks. They bring me back to my youth and are just the sweetest things. Which, in addition to the fact that I just celebrated [...]