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.
"[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, [...]
After three years and eight months of blogging at WhereWeGoNow about my "new normal," I've come to the realization that cancer is just the latest of the life struggles I've had to face, move through and learn from. To take me into this new phase of life, where cancer is no longer the center of [...]
If you're on Facebook even a little bit, you've seen video after video of people dumping ice buckets over their heads. The ALS ice bucket challenge is the internet craze of the summer. The rules are a bit murky, but it appears that once challenged, you have 24 hours to donate to ALS and/or pour [...]
If you're in the USA, I hope you enjoy the three-day 4th of July weekend. There is a special place in my heart for small town 4th of July parades and fireworks. They bring me back to my youth and are just the sweetest things. Which, in addition to the fact that I just celebrated [...]
It's been a great week getting out and meeting other survivors! Last Saturday, I was a survivor speaker at the Allendale, NJ, Relay for Life. On Tuesday evening I gave the keynote talk at the Celebration of Life event at Lourdes Regional Cancer Center in Binghamton, NY. Jody, an 11 month survivor, and I met at Relay. [...]
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 [...]
"What makes a King out of a slave? Courage. What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage. What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage. What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage. What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage. What [...]