New Podcast: Thriving In a New Normal After Cancer

New Podcast: Thriving In a New Normal After Cancer

What does it take to move beyond traumatic life experiences? Because we're all different, there is no one answer. Each of us brings our unique strengths to survival and hopefully, by sharing our stories, we provide each other with hope, encouragement and inspiration. That's why Melissa Wilson and I got together recently on a new episode of her The Grass Gets Greener [...]

What One Little Word Breaks You Out of Your Comfort Zone?

What One Little Word Breaks You Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch Why do we find ruts so comfortable? Before cancer, “No” was my default response to anything new and different. After cancer, I realized saying “Yes” was healing and jumped in with both feet. I’d wanted to check out yoga prior to cancer but, [...]

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, [...]

The Joy of Books Comes Alive

The Joy of Books Comes Alive

If you relish the joy of holding a real book in your hands, don't miss this amazing stop-motion animation by Sean Ohlenkamp. Let me know if you agree with the statement at the end of this short and immensely delightful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8 Survival > Existence, Debbie Image courtesy of Hannah Swithinbank Comments Hello Debbie, Sat, 09/06/2014 [...]

Act with Love & Be a Part of Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

Act with Love & Be a Part of Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

One of the best ways I know of to give back is to participate in research studies. The information we share today is of real value to the medical community and, more importantly, to us, our loved ones, and the patients and survivors who follow in our footsteps. I know you might not be a [...]