What Do You Need? Make Self-Care a Priority this Valentine’s Day

What Do You Need? Make Self-Care a Priority this Valentine’s Day

Two Valentine's Days ago I wrote a blog post about the "healing comfort of love" as expressed by "the little things" we do for each other. That's not to say I wouldn't appreciate being swept off my feet with a surprise flight to Paris as much as the next girl. But who are we kidding? [...]

Empathy, Connection & Healing for Cancer Survivors

Empathy, Connection & Healing for Cancer Survivors

https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw You need to watch this video. It's less than three minutes long and, trust me, it's worth every second. I'll wait right here until you get back. I'm so glad you watched the video. Now we can talk. Brene Brown is my favorite academic. She's a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College [...]

Stopping to Recognize Live Out Loud Joy As You’re Living It

Stopping to Recognize Live Out Loud Joy As You’re Living It

While our children were in grammar school, I waited with them for the bus every morning on a corner directly in front of our house. That corner was not their original bus stop. As the school year approached for our brand new kindergarten student, a post card arrived in the mail assigning her to a [...]

From Multi-Tasking to Mindfulness

From Multi-Tasking to Mindfulness

We tend to think of meditation in only one way. But life itself is a meditation. Raul Julia I'm sure we all remember the days of cancer driven single-mindedness. Cancer was our only thought, our only question, our only focus. I went to bed at night and fought for sleep through a barrage of cancer thoughts. [...]

Meditation Monday – Do You Have Time for Quotes About Time?

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total? Tillie Olsen I don't know about you, but almost everyone I know, including me, is perennially "busy." We all have jobs and lives that demand a huge amount of our time. As we devote so much attention to juggling our responsibilities, [...]

Dating with Cancer Scars and Stories – WWGN Member Interview

Dating with Cancer Scars and Stories – WWGN Member Interview

Although I left the dating world almost 25 years ago, I still remember it as a place fraught with land mines. For single men and women living life beyond cancer, dating represents an even larger challenge. In addition to the usual questions - how to connect, how soon to call and how to deal with [...]