A few months after my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction, I had it out with the light fixture in my walk-in closet. Like me, the bulb was burnt out. Removing the cover to replace it was easy, but I couldn’t get the cover back on for the life of me. As I struggled, I got [...]
The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Tips to Make Your Home Party Ready
True hospitality comes from the heart, and is not the product of ostentatious and expensive material surroundings. Eleanor Roosevelt Opening your nest to friends and relatives during the holiday season should not be a stressful ordeal. You can make your home party ready and still have a great time by following my five tips: 1. Don't [...]
Worry, Worry, Worry
It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?
Do you have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep during the night? I sure do. I've always been prone to insomnia but, while I was undergoing cancer treatment, it was especially bad. I've learned the hard way that the best way to keep yourself wide awake is to freak out about not sleeping. Now I know [...]
Do You Need a Time Out from Cancer?
Happy almost New Year! As we move forward into 2015, I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year. I hope you have exciting plans and opportunities for the New Year. For me, I'm thrilled to share a piece of good news: I'm now writing for CURE as a featured contributor. My first article, offering tips for quieting [...]
Meditation Monday – Zentangle ® Art
Like most adults, I am convinced I cannot draw. I can doodle, however, and that is the beauty of the Zentangle art form and method, which a fellow cancer survivor introduced me to last week. This isn't mindless doodling, it's doodling with focus, but without intent. You don't have a plan and there are no [...]