Panic, fear of death, stress, anxiety, a sense of isolation and depression are common cancer emotions.
Maybe I wasn’t born a planner, but for most of my life, planning has been an integral part of who I am. When I was young, uncertainty at home made planning essential. What will I do to minimize risk if Dad come home in a bad mood? How many hours of babysitting money do I… Continue reading The End of Planning
Like the mockingbird, we all need to try on different tunes in the search for resilience after a cancer diagnosis.
Reminding myself to listen to the sound of silence helps me be the supportive friend and mentor I want to be to those struggling with loss and grief.
How do you map out your future when cancer has suddenly thrown your present into confusion?
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Anger is a natural part of grief, but that doesn't mean it is expected or easily dismissed.
Kim discovered that the fallout from a breast cancer diagnosis can go beyond the physical to impact emotional growth and precipitate so much change.
Grief is a lot like onions. It makes your eyes sting and tear, even if you think this time, you will have it under control. But with the right amount of heat and time, you can bring out the sweetness and mellow the sting.
So what exactly is happening in there that prevents us from jumping right back into life the day after treatment ends?
Robin found that her breast cancer diagnosis unleashed complex emotions and lasting changes she continues to face.
Where do you find the strength you need to cope with cancer? Often, we have treasures hidden in the back of the closet we forget we own that just might help.
We can’t all bloom at the same time, and every one of us, like every plant in the yard, needs a period of rest and recovery before we can flash our colors again.
Cancer never takes a vacation, but if we are lucky enough, we can take a much needed vacation from cancer.
Knowing what to say is hard when nothing you say can possibly ease the heartache
Once you hear the words, "You've got cancer" you are considered a survivor. But is that the best way to describe how you feel?
Rebecca found recovery to offer as many surprising challenges as the cancer itself, but eventually learned to accept that she would be okay.
After a day of falling apart, Michelle switched into autopilot to to get through cancer with her sense of self intact.