It's easy to hate change, especially when it barges in frightening and unwanted. Usually, the first instinct is to fight it every step of the way. But if it's serenity you seek, you're only going to get there by accepting the changes you cannot change.
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 [...]
Ready or Not, Time to Let Go
We cannot put off living until we are ready. Jose Ortega y GassetThe calendar is very much on my mind and we're counting down the days. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one... WAIT!! I'm not ready!! Our first-born child, our beautiful daughter, moves out of our home and into her dorm room [...]
Help is Here! The Guide to Navigating the Medical Maze
I received a complimentary copy of Tory Zellick's The Medical Day Planner, The Guide to Help Navigate the Medical Maze and can only wish I had gotten my hands on it three years earlier. Tory's story is like so many of our own. She was just 18 years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. [...]
Casual Friday – Are Things Falling Apart or Falling Into Place?
On Monday, I shared this from Created Equal on my Facebook page, WhereWeGoNow as Cancer Survivors. It seems to have hit a nerve because it got a lot of likes, shares and comments. One comment, however, truly surprised me.After a long day at school and track practice, my son returned home on Monday evening. He's a 15-year-old boy, so [...]
17 Survivorship Skills For Surviving Cancer and Life View
As we live our lives with and beyond cancer, we all need resources. One of mine is TalkAboutHealth. As a caring community, TalkAboutHealth provides a place to ask questions and get answers from experts, survivors and partner organizations. One of my favorite features is the daily expert, who answers questions within their expertise. I've heard [...]