Victim or Survivor?

I have a cancer survivor friend who has become a victim of the disease.  He has let the diagnosis of several years back claim not only his past, but his future.  Cancer took control of his life without permission, and now even though it is gone, it still rules his world.  In his view his … Continue reading Victim or Survivor?

Tigers Above and Below (blog version)

So often in life we are faced with situations that seem to have no positive outcome viewed from our current perspective.  As we are perched precariously between difficult situations in which we feel like we have lost control we are actually a place in which we can actively choose to shape our experience instead of being … Continue reading Tigers Above and Below (blog version)

Rules are meant to be broken

(The following is the speech I gave at the Providence Comprehensive Breast Center Tea 10 - 18-10) I am a rebel. I wasn’t the kid that got into trouble – my moral compass was too strong and my parents were WAY too strict, but I have a really hard time following rules. There just always seems … Continue reading Rules are meant to be broken

Dear Friend…..

Dear Friend, You recently asked me, in anguish, if pursing the dream of true love was unrealistic.  You are going through such a hard time and I have thought of you and your question every day. I believe that I told you that following where your heart leads is always worth the trouble…but I wanted … Continue reading Dear Friend…..