Sharing your pain is scary, but leaning in to therapy was the best thing I did to heal emotionally from cancer.
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 [...]
As a graduate of Look Good ... Feel Better, I want to share this with you because I've experienced the power of LGFB. Initially, I didn't think it would help me feel better because I didn't have chemotherapy or radiation. I felt ugly when I looked at my naked body, which no amount of make-up [...]
I discovered Katherine Russell Rich in January when I stumbled across an April 2010 New York Time’s article she wrote entitled, “17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived.” Katherine is the author of “Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language” and “The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer — and Back.” The NYT article began with her revelation that [...]
(Note: Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning and hit the ground running, I get confused about what day it is. That's what happened yesterday, when I posted my "The Survivor's Nest" post on Wednesday. I had a big laugh at myself when I finally realized my mistake. So, today, it's Cancer Warriors Wednesday [...]
You had a lot to say about cancer anger! And for some, the phrase "cancer rage" better described your reaction to all you have been through. You have to read the comments to this post, entitled "Coping with Cancer Anger." What a wonderful, empathetic conversation!Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like [...]
I stopped sitting at home saying "why me?" I began to crawl to The Wellness Community like someone in search of an oasis in the desert. My car couldn't get there fast enough to be nourished by other cancer patients and to know that I was not alone." Gilda Radner from her book "It's Always [...]