The last couple of weeks I’ve been celebrating. Besides the fourth of July, my birthday and wedding anniversary both fall in the first joyous weeks of summer. Even if that weren’t the case, the onset of summer always makes me want to celebrate. After our long, cold winter and spring, nothing seems more wonderful than… Read More »
Who’s at the wheel?
Imagine you’re sailing on the high seas. A storm arises, and the captain and crew go overboard. Even the ship’s compass is lost. After the waters calm down, you’re free to sail again…but you have no idea which way to go. You have to navigate “home” on your own. In my last… Read More »
Another f***ing growth opportunity?
In my last post we talked about trauma: an event that upends assumptions you had about how the world works. It’s like losing your compass during a storm at sea. The waters eventually calm down, but you’ve got no idea which way is home. By that definition, a cancer diagnosis can definitely be a trauma.… Read More »
Is ‘normal’ what you really want?
I confess I’ve always been troubled by the phrase “new normal”. After cancer, a “new normal” is often held up as what you want. Things will be OK when you get used to your “new normal”. To me, “new normal” sounds like a consolation prize. Let’s be honest: cancer can bring a lot of loss.… Read More »
Are you choosing life? Part 2
In my last post we started the story of L, who was devastated by a fierce bone and organ recurrence just six months after her first treatment for breast cancer. She’d “done everything right”, from eating well to proactively seeking the blessings in the experience. She was poised to become a cancer coach and share… Read More »
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