I had my first (and last) acting gig on Saturday morning. At the Survivorship Symposium hosted by Overlook Hospital, Dr. Bonnie Guerin was scheduled to talk about the importance of creating a survivorship plan with your medical oncologist. She thought her talk would be more interesting if she role played two scenarios with a new [...]
Courageous Women with Cancer, Part 2
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen Yesterday, right after I [...]
Casual Friday – One Year Anniversary of WWGN!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey Tomorrow I will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of WhereWeGoNow! I had no idea, as I lay on my yoga mat over a year ago, where my idea for an interactive online community for cancer survivors would take me. But, [...]
Casual Friday – Cancer Poem
I started this week with a post entitled, "Mindful Monday - Expect the Unexpected," because a tumultuous week had me thinking about change and broken plans. Just yesterday, I discovered this cancer poem again on a handout I got during my early diagnostic days. For those of us who have experienced many changes in our lives due [...]
Casual Friday – What is Survivorship?
I'm super excited about a seminar I'm presenting next Saturday with Lockey Maisonneuve, founder of MovingOn Exercise Program, and Robin Adwar, Life Coach at SoundBoard Consulting Group, entitled "STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP: A discussion about the mind, body and attitude of survivorship." We've all been in the position of asking ourselves, "What is survivorship?" I'm still defining [...]
Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Katherine Russell Rich and 17+ Years as a Stage 4 Survivor
I recently stumbled across a New York Time’s article written by Katherine Russell Rich entitled, “17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived.” Katherine is the author of “Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language”and “The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer — and Back.” (Amazon associates link) The article begins with her revelation that [...]
Meditation Monday – A New Year of Cancer Survivorship
Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle. Anna Quindlen After taking a bit of a breather the past two weeks, I'm back today with my first post of 2012. Just two nights ago, the calendar brought us all [...]
Casual Friday – Elizabeth Edwards Quote on Having a Positive Attitude
"A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live." Elizabeth Edwards Survival > Existence, Debbie Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos