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From pain to peace

As my readers know, I have been absent from my blog for a long time. Much has happened. Nothing good. My beautiful mom got sick in May and died suddenly in July. Her death has taken its toll—I miss her more than I can say. My mom was always a great comfort to me, and,

What would you do…..

If you had more confidence, what would you be doing differently? Would you finally look for a better job? Would you ask tough questions–even of your boss, your boyfriend, your doctor? Would you take time for yourself because, deep down, you know you’re worth it? Well–whatever it is: Do it! Don’t wait. Confidence comes when

Cancer Unplugged™:The #1 Thing to Avoid…

I recently asked the chief of Integrated Medicine at Sloan Kettering “What’s the one thing a cancer patient should avoid at all costs?” His answer was swift and definitive: “Stress. Stress helps cancer spread.” Keep this in mind when helping someone with cancer: Listen to them. Love them. Offer to do what you can for

Relaxing Rituals: Your Happy File!

For the last few years or so, I’ve made a habit of keeping a Happy File. What is a Happy File? It’s a file where you keep fun and happy memories. For instance, in mine, I have lovely notes from my niece and my mom; fun articles friends have sent me; pictures of places I

Relaxing Rituals: Epsom Salt Baths

In every workday, there are corporate rituals: procedures and routines designed to ensure safety, performance and productivity. We respect them and adhere to them. We also need to develop rituals in our private lives: Habits that help us feel relaxed, refreshed and de-stressed so we, too, can safeguard our health, performance and productivity. We need

Cancer Unplugged™: Know Your Research Dates!

As my husband battles cancer, I have been doing a lot more research than I have ever done before. Many people tell me they refuse to do research because they are afraid of what they may find. I agree—it’s difficult, but it’s necessary to know what you’re up against, and what your options are. If

Cancer Unplugged: The whole enchilada, baby!

If there’s one big thing I’ve realized in dealing with cancer, it’s this: You’ve got to see your body as a whole. I’ve found that, with cancer, we see more specialists than anything else. This doctor specializes in oncology; this one in surgery; that one in radiology. With all these specialists, you can lose site