Monthly Archives: March 2017

For the Week of March 26, 2017: Friendships Lost and Found During Cancer

We all need friends.  Without them, our lives can seem empty and lonely, and there’s plenty of research that suggests that isolation and loneliness are often harbingers of emotional or physical illness.  Friendship, according to Rebecca Adams, a professor of … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 19, 2017: Silencing Your Critical Selves

In first grade Mrs. Lohr said my purple teepee wasn’t realistic enough, that purple was no color for a tent, that purple was a color for people who died, that my drawing wasn’t  good enough to hang with the others… … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 12, 2017: The Different Colors of Life

We’ve been lucky here in San Diego.  After a deluge of winter rainstorms, the sun has finally become a regular presence in the days, so much so, that when I awakened to a foggy morning, the canyon shrouded in a … Continue reading

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For the Week of May 5, 2017: How Do I Describe Cancer? Let Me Count the Ways

For the past two weeks, I’ve been tackling the bins of belongings stored in our garage, a necessary task as we continue to prepare for a move.  Frankly, I’ve been shocked at how much of the boxes contained things that … Continue reading

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