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.
The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Tips to Make Your Home Party Ready
True hospitality comes from the heart, and is not the product of ostentatious and expensive material surroundings. Eleanor Roosevelt Opening your nest to friends and relatives during the holiday season should not be a stressful ordeal. You can make your home party ready and still have a great time by following my five tips: 1. Don't [...]
What I Learned In Therapy
Are You Rushing Your Body to Heal?
My Secret Weekend with Susan G. Komen
I have an uneasy relationship with Susan G. Komen. In fact, ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, there's been a big pink elephant in the room. Summer of 2009: I’m between surgeries, down one breast and scarred from hip to hip. I’m having a tough time emotionally and the blanketing of the world with [...]
Hope & Progress at the 2nd Annual Komen Blogger Summit
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 [...]
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, [...]