Mindful Monday – A Perfect Moment

What is a Perfect Moment? Eugene O"Kelly Last week, I wrote about Death and Cancer Loneliness and one woman's approach to dying and saying good-bye. Our conversation reminded me of a book I read years ago, Chasing Daylight, How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life, by Eugene O'Kelly. A memoir about the last three and a half months [...]

Mindful Monday – Mindfully Accepting Cancer Support

Mindful Monday – Mindfully Accepting Cancer Support

  Yesterday, I published a guest blog post on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, entitled, "Suffering with Suffering and Accepting the Lifeline of Support." I want to thank Marie Ennis O'Connor for the honor of guest blogging on her site. She is an inspiration and role model. Her blog is a personal favorite of mine and I urge [...]

From Multi-Tasking to Mindfulness

From Multi-Tasking to Mindfulness

We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation. Raul Julia I'm sure we all remember the days of cancer driven single-mindedness. Cancer was our only thought, our only question, our only focus. I went to bed at night and fought for sleep through a barrage of cancer thoughts. [...]

Mindful Monday – Laughter

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. Will DurstWhen cancer anger, stress, or loneliness has you in its grip, it feels as if you are living in the moment. Right now, at this very moment, you are miserable. If you are [...]