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: 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: 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

Cancer Unplugged™: Getting Answers

In my last post, I listed many things you need to know to face cancer with confidence, and here’s the most important way to get those answers: Ask. Sounds simple, right? However, many people don’t ask because of fear: fear of rejection; fear of what they might hear; fear of embarrassment. Any of this sound