Metastatic Friendships: How to shift from isolation to integrative protocols

It’s been said it takes about 100 hours of interaction to develop a true friendship. That sounds about right to me as I come to understand someome and their motivations, both positive and negative. I haven’t got the time for bold negativity for the sake of itself. And, pardon the metaphor, I cut negative people out of my life like cancer before they have the opportunity to metastasize.… Read More Metastatic Friendships: How to shift from isolation to integrative protocols

Poetry Friday @JBBC Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Poetry Friday Poetry Friday — Read on journeyingbeyondbreastcancer.com/2020/02/07/poetry-friday-169/ I write poetry when the my heart calls to me and as a job of sorts, I must write to practice the craft. Draft after draft. (Crumlples up paper, throws and misses basket, starts again…) I write haikus in #haikuwars with @thankscancer and their followers. I write… Read More Poetry Friday @JBBC Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Crossing Lines: writing eases the loneliness of disease

There’s a peace in solitude yet an anguish in loneliness. I suppose the imposition of solitude with cancer feels the loneliest of all. At that very moment you need all the support you can find, you find yourself isolated even in large crowds. No one can understand whose life is without disease. Dis-ease. Taken apart the word disease explains exactly what causes our loneliness. It’s not being at ease in our own bodies turned against the souls who resided within.… Read More Crossing Lines: writing eases the loneliness of disease

Connections: The impact of terminal illness on relationships

Who wants to die without seeing everyone you’d want to see and saying all the things you want to say to the most precious gifts life has to offer: of friends you make along the “long and winding road,” to quote Lennon and McCartney. I’d venture to guess not a single person would pass up the an opportunity like that. Or would you? … Read More Connections: The impact of terminal illness on relationships