Are You Still Struggling With the Loneliness of Life After Cancer?

Are You Still Struggling With the Loneliness of Life After Cancer?

For almost 18 wonderful years, I've had the privilege of building a close relationship with my daughter. Whether in person, or by phone or text, we like to talk about everything and anything. Today she texted me to say how much she missed her friend who just transferred to another school. She was "lonely" and [...]

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 [...]

Coming out of Cancer Depression: Giving Back by Supporting Others Helps Me Heal Too

Coming out of Cancer Depression: Giving Back by Supporting Others Helps Me Heal Too

We’ve all been there – wounded by the anxiety of testing, shocked by the diagnosis, disabled by the surgeries and treatments, so ridden with cancer fatigue that we barely function.  We keep going with the support of others, but we have nothing to give.  The best I could muster to express the undying gratitude I [...]