What The Last Weekend of Summer Teaches Us About Moving Beyond Cancer

It's the Friday before the unofficial last weekend of summer, which of course means it's Labor Day Weekend. Technically, the last day of summer is September 20th, but no one cares about that. This weekend draws a line in the sand.  For the next three days, we continue to exist within the vast openness of [...]

What We Can Do to Honor Betty Ford and Move Beyond Awareness. Hint: It’ll Take an Army

What We Can Do to Honor Betty Ford and Move Beyond Awareness. Hint: It’ll Take an Army

I’ve been thinking about Betty Ford for over a week now, since she died at age 93 on July 8th.  The news was replete with her accomplishments, her candor and her activism.  She found her breast cancer just seven weeks after her husband, Gerald Ford, took the oath of office.  Her decision to publicly discuss [...]

The Best Thing Anyone Ever Said to Me About My Cancer

The Best Thing Anyone Ever Said to Me About My Cancer

  Unfortunately, we all have a story about the stupidest thing anyone ever said to us about our cancer.  I was reminded of this by the TalkAboutHealth question I recently answered on this subject.  The answers were stunning - how did we get through those sometimes well-meaning, but hurtful statements?  Although I was glad to share my answer, I realized that [...]