The Survivor’s Nest – Buy a Book. Save a Life

“To those whom much is given, much is expected.” John F. Kennedy For those of us with safe, comfortable homes much has truly been given. Our gratitude propels us to give back, but sometimes we don't know how. I just learned about a horrible statistic with an easy, inexpensive fix that I have to share with [...]

Casual Friday – National Volunteer Week and Blood Donation

Because this is National Volunteer Week and I just donated blood a few days ago, I want to take this opportunity to rerun a popular post I wrote in January about the importance of blood donation:Last June, I wrote a blog post listing "Five Reasons You Should Seriously Consider Donating Blood." The fifth reason, supplied by the [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Michael In the Sekond Grade

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Michael In the Sekond Grade

I have to share this with you because it's just so cute. As I walked into the Survivor's Symposium I attended a few weeks ago, a Girl Scout volunteer handed me a gauze bag. Inside, I found a beautiful hand-painted Heart of Hope from by my favorite grief support organization, Interregnum, Inc.The heart is beautiful, as [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Cancer Hope Network

We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. Billy Graham Sharing my story with other cancer patients/survivors is the most effective way I've found to give back for all the support I received when I felt alone. That's why I'm a big fan of the Cancer Hope Network and proud to [...]

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Operation Bling Angel Barbara Bair

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Operation Bling Angel Barbara Bair

I'm thrilled to introduce a Cancer Warrior, friend and active member of WhereWeGoNow: Barbara Bair. Barbara is a breast cancer survivor I met through the Pathways Women's Cancer Teaching Project. When she told me her story about becoming an Operation Bling Angel, I knew I had to share it with you. For those of you who haven't [...]