#13 What’s Your Story?

From my earliest days, I was compared to my mom in looks, habits, and personality. Many will tell you we look alike. Our professional lives parallel and when I’m thinking of her the phone rings and she’s on the other end. Born in Northern Ireland, she has instilled in me a deep-rooted affinity for the Emerald Isle. I've grown up hearing story after story about...

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#12 Laugh Much?

Illness is no laughing matter. I know from first-hand experience that when confronted with the news of a friend or loved one’s illness, there is a certain uncomfortableness that surrounds the issue when addressing the person for the first time after learning of the news. You’re flooded with uncertainties: What do I do? What do I say? How should I act? Is it ok to...

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#11 Sleepless Nights

    I've been reading a lot of Facebook posts about people not being able to sleep. I feel just awful for these folks, often women, because it brings me right back to the time when I wasn’t well and laid awake for HOURS staring at the ceiling while everyone else in the house was fast asleep. There was nothing worse than not being able to sleep....

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#10 Illness As a Gift

  The single most important piece of healing after an illness is to accept that nothing is the same.  Even for a person like me, who not just embraces change but invites it in, realizing there is no going back to the life you once lived can prove challenging at times. So, what has changed? Lots.  The ability to retain and recall information (There is truth to...

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#9 It’s Not About the Illness

  More than one million people in America get cancer each year and for more than sixty-five years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives- from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patient’s quality-of-life (cancer.org).  What we know now and what I’ve been told by my doctors many times over is, that it’s all about the attitude. “It’s...

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error: You deserve to be well. You deserve to be whole.