September 2011, I celebrated the end of treatment for cancer. I threw a party and invited all my friends. The problem was that my journey had left a big gulf between myself and my friends. While I didn’t know near as much as I do now, I knew I needed to live a different … More The Golden Goddess Story – Chapter 6 – Liquified
Dating and cancer don’t really go together. As if dating isn’t difficult enough. Luckily keeping a sense of humor and faith that it will work out can help get you through some difficult situations…. and a blog where you can vent all about it. … More Adventures in Dating… with Cancer
In writing the first two post of this series I spent some time reviewing previous journal entries and updates I had shared during that period of my life. It became clear to me then that the experience of chemo had been transformative. The woman that went through chemo is quite foreign to me. I have … More The Golden Goddess Story – Chapter Three – Chemo Lessons
Doctor Bernie shares a lot of life changing, lifesaving information in his book Love, Medicine, & Miracles. The title is very fitting for the contents you’ll find inside the cover. The book was first published in 1986. You might think that the information would be dated, but it isn’t. Instead it reaffirms my belief that … More A Book Review: Love, Medicine, & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel M.D.
I had been beating myself up because I felt I had been neglecting my blog. I hadn’t been posting new content on a regular basis. Since I couldn’t see a physical measurement of completion I kept hearing this voice in my mind nagging me that I hadn’t spent enough time on it. This happens to … More The Voice of the Inner Critic
It may sound silly, but I make love lists. They make me happy and remind me of all the things I have to be grateful for. It doesn’t have to be some big task. You can do it anywhere and at any time. Just focus on what you love! … More What Do You Love?
Change, it begins with us and we often know what we need to do. We just need to discover our own wisdom. We can be depressed about life, we can decide to be sick or accept the sickness and pains in our lives, but we don’t have to. Chances are deep down you don’t want to be in the suicide race, you just don’t know what else to do. … More Change Starts with One Decision
I have never really thought about what dying of cancer would feel like. I have no desire to start now. It is not a visualization I find useful. Instead, I remember what my body felt like when I was a child. I go back to my freshman year of high school. This was the last … More Healing with Visualization