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.
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.
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?
Cancer, Covid and the search for control as life becomes unmanageable.
Like the mementos of life hidden beneath a blanket of snow, a patient's veneer of strength may be hiding more complex emotions.
Risk is a part of life, but as the pandemic drags on, it can be hard to find a sense of hope and a way to regain a little control.
Awareness and education can help us face cancer, on World Cancer Day and every day in cancer world.
Can something that feels good be good for you too?
Maybe I'm taking things too far, but I think my house has cancer!
How do you move forward when the whole world seems stuck?