We all get stuck sometimes. Anticipating loss can make current grief even more destabilizing, but a little rehab and a few deep breaths can help.
Gratitude and Frustration
Gratitude, anticipation and frustration co-exist in this thing we call life. How do you balance the three? Somedays, not very well!
Cancer Dream State
Like an interrupted dream, that sensation of missing some vague yet desirable and unattainable past applies to cancer too.
The sky may be blue today, but don't count on it for tomorrow. Like the weather, life is unpredictable and beyond our control.
Time and Again
Remember, when we were kids, and summer stretched before us like an endless amount of time? When we had time to be bored and wonder how to make the hours pass until the ice cream truck would come? Instead, these days, I find myself wondering how it can be August already, where the summer went… Continue reading Time and Again
The End of Planning
Coping with cancer is hard. Life means constantly adapting to change, and some days, that's easier than others, regardless of the soundtrack. Whatever happened to being able to plan?
Listen to the MockingBird
Like the mockingbird, we all need to try on different tunes in the search for resilience after a cancer diagnosis.
Sound of Silence
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.
Nothing is normal after cancer or Covid, but maybe, just maybe, we can begin to move on...
Anger is a natural part of grief, but that doesn't mean it is expected or easily dismissed.
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.
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.
Nurturing a Seed of Hope
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.
The Right Thing to Say
Knowing what to say is hard when nothing you say can possibly ease the heartache
Something to Celebrate?
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?
Everyone is Looking For Something
Cancer, Covid and the search for control as life becomes unmanageable.
A Blanket of Snow
Like the mementos of life hidden beneath a blanket of snow, a patient's veneer of strength may be hiding more complex emotions.