“Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” Telling someone “everything happens for a reason” just makes their burden that much heavier and their circumstances more devastating. “When a person is devastated by grief, the last… Read More ›
I’m especially fond of the photo above from songofstyle. When I was first diagnosed with my most recent occurrence of breast cancer, the image was much different. It conveyed my feelings at the time of diagnosis. It was just two… Read More ›
The days when I receive chemotherapy at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America begin very early. Usually at 6am. A town car picks me up from my home and drives me to the center in Zion, Illinois. It usually takes… Read More ›
I am only half-way through a 6-course chemotherapy treatment for stage II breast cancer, so I expect to post a follow-up to this article once my treatments are complete. Each chemotherapy treatment is referred to as an infusion. In my… Read More ›
I think the image above perfectly captures how many of us feel when presented with news we don’t want to hear. Sure, for the most part we are balanced, productive, and responsible adults but we want to have fun too…. Read More ›
Studies have shown that 80% of people fall into a pattern of email apnea (shallow breathing or holding breaths) when reading emails. This increases stress and sends the body into fight or flight mode causing all sorts of side effects.