Turning Isolation into a Gift of Giving

Why does anything that seemingly brings joy or comfort feel like a luxury since my metastatic cancer diagnosis? I’m truly not one to just let opportunities for fun and friendship go by and there’s no depression happening either chemically in my brain or circumstantially. No one could blame me for feeling depressed either. But it doesn’t describe how I’m truly feeling nor how all this is affecting my emotional well-being.… Read More Turning Isolation into a Gift of Giving

Exponential Isolation: COVID19 and Metastatic Cancer

There’s no exception with the COVID19 virus. We knew to stay put until we heard otherwise. The emotional fall out of metastatic cancer would clearly drive the rest of the population to post traumatic stress disorder. Yet these are the exact emotions I hear are so annoying to the rest of the population as they get through a pandemic that will kill less people than metastatic breast cancer.… Read More Exponential Isolation: COVID19 and Metastatic Cancer

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

A Confessional: dedicated to beloved friends and readership

I’m living with my cancer and without fear of death. When I die, I close of the book of life I’ve written from my birth until that last, peaceful exhale. Beginning immediately facing each new day with gratitude not despair, love not fear, finding comfort in the changes that occur naturally and without effort each… Read More A Confessional: dedicated to beloved friends and readership