A few months after my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction, I had it out with the light fixture in my walk-in closet. Like me, the bulb was burnt out. Removing the cover to replace it was easy, but I couldn’t get the cover back on for the life of me. As I struggled, I got [...]
What I Learned In Therapy
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, [...]
Welcome Old Friends & New Friends to the WWGN Community!
This week we’ve been blessed with many new WWGN members, mostly due to the guest post I wrote for Cure Magazine. (Right now the iconic Girl Scout song: “Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold,” is playing in my head. Because not everyone has been here from the very beginning, I though […]
Telling Survivor Stories & Being Heard
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou "Any conversation that starts with “Did I ever tell you that my mother was murdered?” is going to be awkward." Lockey Maisonneuve Yes, murdered. Don't miss Lockey's story, which she shares at Positively Positive. I'll wait here until you get back. [...]
It’s Here! How to Build an Amazing Life After Treatment
My newest book, How to Build an Amazing Life After Treatment; 10 (more) simple secrets to creating inspired healing, wellness & your joyous life after cancer is here! Get it now while it's HOT off the (digital) presses! Part II of my After Treatment book series, How to Build an Amazing Life After Treatment picks [...]
A Cancer Diagnosis by Any Other Name
A reader recently wrote an email seeking my opinion on a controversy, opining "I am sure that you have thought about this . . . a lot." I've struggled with how to respond because, ironically, this controversy brings up issues I've actually tried very hard to avoid. The controversy is laid out in a New York [...]
Let’s Talk About Living Well After Cancer
I recently appeared as a guest on the Survive and Live Well Radio Show to talk about how "Empowerment is the Best Path to Survival." Angela Long of Breast Investigators also appeared on the show, which is hosted by Elyn Jacobs. We talked about many issues, including how gratitude affected my healing after cancer, the importance [...]