Tag: cancer and life changes

Four connected haikus about existence and sake

Haikus at their best, change somewhere before the last syllable. The classic 5-7-5 syllabic system of the bento box of poetry gives us a moment to pause and breathe in and out with each word like bites of something delicious. Like good poetry, savor it all. Put the fork and knife down politely on your

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Dan Zeorlin’s Caregivers Manual For Men

mlbergitn.wordpress.com/cmfm-caregivers-manual-for-men/ I love Dan’s willingness to pull back the covers on an under-discussed topic effecting 50% of marriages that end in divorce when a woman is diagnosed with cancer. No it isn’t something that comes “naturally” to a lot of men people. I don’t think a lot of us know quite what to do when

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The Talk about Cancer Podcast: Redefining purpose through writing with Serena Hu and Ilene Kaminsky

We talked in-depth about how one’s life after a cancer diagnosis becomes not only difficult but sometimes falls completely apart. After my diagnosis with de novo (from the beginning) metastatic lobular invasive carcinoma, hormone receptor positive in March of 2015, the path I was on had completely lost purpose and I’d lost my way. I

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