Category Archives: writing to heal

For April 30, 2018: The Necessity for Stillness

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 23, 2018: The Importance of Story in Loss and Grief

Perhaps it was Barbara Bush’s funeral that triggered the conversation my husband and I shared over lunch yesterday.  It wasn’t the former U.S. First Lady we talked about, but rather the loss we all suffer when family, friends, family or … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 16, 2018: Practicing a Spirit of Gratitude

i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes… (From:  “i thank You God for … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 9, 2018: “Who We Were; Who We Have Become”

Why should we travel back, who’ve come so far—  We know who we are.   How can we be the same  As those quaint ancestors we have left behind, who share our name—  (From:  “Written on the eve of my 20th … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 26, 2018: About Friends and Friendship

Dear Readers, This week’s prompt is a “reprint” of the article written last week for my bi-monthly column featured in the current issue of Cancer Knowledge Network, an online resource published by MultiMed Inc.  I’ve included it as this week’s … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 19, 2018: Learning to Survive…Again

“And I grew strong and I learned how to get along… I will survive” (from “I Will Survive,” sung by Gloria Gaynor, lyrics by written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris) I’ve been learning, once again, to dance.  It hasn’t … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 12, 2018: Writing the Experience of the Body

When we see our suffering as story, we are saved.–Anais Nin As happens with every “Writing Through Cancer” program I lead at various cancer centers and support organizations, the weeks fly by and before I know it, I’m preparing for … Continue reading

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