Like many people in cancer treatment, T couldn’t help but notice that she wasn’t looking her best. She’d never been obsessed with her appearance but still… losing her hair and feeling tired all the time had her feeling bedraggled and out of step with the rest of the world. While she was grateful for her… Read More »
Let your real self through
My client B has told me for a long time that she’s wanted to publish something she’s written. Sometimes she talks about writing a children’s book, other times about sharing parts of her cancer experience. At times she’s picked up her notebook and begun to write, but she’s always given up after a short time. … Read More »
Is it OK to hope?
I’m just back from the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference in sunny San Diego, where I had the privilege of sitting on a discussion panel with some of the most distinguished of my colleagues (that’s me in the middle). We fielded questions about how to talk with cancer patients about hard and tender topics,… Read More »
What are YOU celebrating?
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 »
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 »