The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
"[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, [...]
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, [...]
No one likes to hear, "It's all in your mind." But, what if we have the "biological and neurological machinery" to make ourselves better? You Are the Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza, isn't about positive thinking or the law of attraction. It's also definitely not about patient blaming. What it's about is looking at the [...]