It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?

It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?

Do you have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep during the night? I sure do. I've always been prone to insomnia but, while I was undergoing cancer treatment, it was especially bad. I've learned the hard way that the best way to keep yourself wide awake is to freak out about not sleeping. Now I know [...]

What Are You Struggling With?

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, [...]

How to Live the Fearless Life You Deserve

How to Live the Fearless Life You Deserve

For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough. I'm enough. Brene Brown  I admit it. I have a scarcity mentality. You'd think I worry a lot about money (sometimes I do), but the resource that strikes fear in my heart most often is time. As in "there is never enough time." "I [...]

3 Things You Need to Make Your “New Normal” Just Plain Normal

3 Things You Need to Make Your “New Normal” Just Plain Normal

How would you react if your husband presented you with an individual volume of New Jersey Superior Court Reports as a present? I bet you'd be as stunned as I was. To be fair, my husband and I are attorneys (I'm retired), but I still had absolutely no idea why he thought I'd be excited [...]

Six Truths I’ve Learned About Resilience

Six Truths I’ve Learned About Resilience

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. John Updike What does surviving every moment teach us? Quite simply, that we are resilient. If you're like me, you've had your share of challenges. Cancer is certainly up there on the list, but it's not the only entry. You've been around the block [...]