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Reflections

“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” – gotCancer.org.
Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
By the time I had surgery it had spread to my lymph nodes.
I was given a 40% chance of survival without treatment …

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My good friend and colleague, Meridithe Mendelsohn, and I have created a website for survivors.  We’re still developing it, adding interviews, and always discussing and looking at the needs of people who are cancer survivors as well as people who are living with cancer.
https://www.savvysurvivor.net …

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Healing does not always mean cure …
Someone who came to talk with me died the other day.  She was a courageous and beautiful soul who had survived cancer long after the time she had been told she had to live. We had deep conversations filled with both sorrow and …

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January 2, 2019
I had a dynamic conversation with Cheryl Jones, MFT, host of Good Grief on Voice America today. Please enjoy our dialogue on both cancer survivor care and the issues that oncology clinicians face in their professional and personal lives.
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112377/survivor …

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When Giving Is All We Have
One river gives
Its journey to the
next.
We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.
We have been better for it …

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A Book Reading and Benefit for The Women’s Cancer Resource Center
Friday, November 30, 6-8   Women’s Cancer Resource Center
“The end of cancer treatment is only the beginning of the story of cancer survivorship … The healing relationship cannot be quantified because we are …

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On October 31, 2007 I finished treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Today, October 31, 2018, I celebrate eleven years of survivorship.  Thank you for being with me for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018
Finishing treatment for cancer is like falling off a mountain after your climbing rope has been …

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“The only journey is the journey within.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Whether good or bad, life changing situations often give people a chance to grow, learn and appreciate what’s important to them.  Many people with cancer describe their experience as a journey. It’s not necessarily a journey they would …

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“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”
— Bill Watterson
Never mind that the decorations were up and the carols were playing even before the first trick or treater hit the pavement, the holiday season is now in full swing.  Joy and happiness …

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”  Thich Nhat Hanh
Let’s make today simple.
Sometimes we just need to slow down and quiet our minds.
Here’s an easy breathing exercise that can help you relax and find your center.
Sit …

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