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A New View on Food

When you are diagnosed with cancer or any other chronic illness that affects your ability to eat, the definition of eating well changes....

Coming to Grips with My Vanity Quotient

It’s been just over four weeks since my last frontline chemotherapy treatment and just over six months since my surgery. I am grateful to...

Life After Cancer

3 wks post chemo, walked 3.1 miles for OC awareness I think of my life now as time spent Before the Cancer diagnosis (BC) and After the...

The Promise of Tomorrow

We humans bank on our tomorrows. We count on tomorrow being there. Think about it. How many times have you said, “I’ll get to that...

Post Traumatic Growth

I’m a trained psychotherapist. I’ve worked with a diverse set of clients in a wide variety of settings. Most of my clients at some point...

It’s Mile 20 in the Marathon

Hitting the wall after last frontline chemo treatment I used to be an athlete. Well, let me rephrase that. I used to be athletic. I’ve...

The Kindness of Angels

It’s Day 5 post final frontline chemotherapy. I’m sitting at the oncology clinic receiving IV fluids to help me lessen the side effects...

Cancer Changes Relationships

Brian and I doing what we love. This is Brian. Obviously, I’m with him as we ride the Santa Fe Century a couple of springs ago. Nothing...

I’m Not Angry. I Feel Lucky.

Me – 1 month before diagnosis As I count down the days until I receive my last “front-line” chemo, I’ve been reflecting on this entire...

A Letter to My Mom

Dear Mom, As Mother’s Day approaches, I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you how much I’ve appreciated your support through my...

Winning the Battle?

Battling cancer. I hear this all the time. My fight against cancer. You don’t really hear this “war” analogy with other life-threatening...

A Ticking Time Bomb

Cancer: a disease that still invokes fear more than any other life-threatening illness.  We are afraid of what we don’t understand. We...

I Don’t Feel Brave, Yet…..

When I read this quote, I can only hope that someday I can say this with confidence. I cannot say this today. Since my diagnosis with...

What I Miss.

Loss is a normal part of  living. And, we experience a series of losses on a daily basis, ranging from getting locked out of the house...

On Being Vulnerable

Cancer has taught me to stand naked in front of my ego mirror and see that my vulnerabilities are the source of my inner peace. As a...