Valentine’s Day brings mixed emotions for me. February 14th was my Dad’s birthday, which he always celebrated by making sure each of his three girls had a Valentine card waiting for her when she came down to breakfast. I’ve always been grateful to him for that simple annual gift. Then there were the Valentine’s Day… Read More »
Are you choosing life?
This post contains the story of a cancer recurrence. I know you may find that difficult to read about. The story contains a priceless pearl of wisdom, so I encourage you to read it when the time is right. If today’s not the day, that’s fine; perhaps save it for another day, and reflect a… Read More »
Only if it’s right for you, my friend
Surely you’ve felt it: the high drama that swirls around the beginning of each year. Start your New Year right! Get a running start! Don’t be left behind! Maybe it energizes you. Maybe it motivates you. Or maybe it does just the opposite. Maybe it makes you feel inadequate, wondering if you’ll ever lose… Read More »
What have you done just for YOU lately?
What gives you joy? What do you do for fun? When was the last time you took the time to do something just for you? You might be surprised how tough it is for many cancer survivors to answer these questions. I know because I ask these questions all the time. And it makes me… Read More »
“I couldn’t let the juice in me die”
This is about a phone conversation I’ll remember for a long time. G was telling me about her decision to leave the East Coast, where she’d lived all her life, after completing breast cancer treatment. “My life there didn’t fit me anymore,” she said. She’d become romantically involved with a man living a comfortable retired… Read More »
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