Breast cancer, Cancer, Health

Cancer, 10 Years Later

  Yesterday, was Cancer Survivor's Day. The day reminded me of my own experience with cancer. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as "anyone living with a history of cancer–from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life." June 8, 2005 is one of two dates I remember from my experience. The other… Continue reading Cancer, 10 Years Later

Breast cancer, Cancer, Empowerment, Faith, Fear, Healing, Hope, poetry, Stories, Writing

Empowerment through Poetry

  Lately thoughts of cancer have floated through my mind. The word is still with a lowercase 'c', but it's there, in my daily life. I've learned to not stuff disturbing thoughts down into my body or heart. They always pop up somewhere, like an evil jack in the box. When I try to stuff the… Continue reading Empowerment through Poetry

Cancer, Faith, Family, Healing, Health, Inspiration, Juicing, Latino culture

Six Surprising Ways to Heal Illness

Yesterday, I visited with a young couple. The young man has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and will soon start on another round of six 'treatments.' I single quote that word because chemotherapy drugs are so harsh it's hard to think of them as treatments. First, a disclaimer: These ways of healing are what worked… Continue reading Six Surprising Ways to Heal Illness