Ways out of a World of Worries

Ways out of a World of Worries

At times, worry can seem like the whole world.  It can darken everything and make you feel like there’s no way out.  Whether you are afraid that people might treat you differently because of your health challenge, or are frustrated that there is no clear path to...
You Don’t Have to ACT Strong, You Can BE Strong

You Don’t Have to ACT Strong, You Can BE Strong

“What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.”  You’d think being a nearly 30-year cancer survivor, that I’d love this adage.  But I don’t. Why not?  Because it doesn’t offer any advice about how I get from here—to there.  It doesn’t offer me any wisdom as...
Getting the Most From Your Doctor’s Visit

Getting the Most From Your Doctor’s Visit

The only thing that makes a doctor’s visit even remotely worthwhile is the chance that you’ll get something from it. But if you’re like most people, sometimes you walk away from the office feeling like you forgot to ask those important questions and...
How to Tackle Hard Conversations

How to Tackle Hard Conversations

It is a common myth that a family facing a serious health crisis will become closer because of the trauma they are experiencing together.  In reality, this is often not the case.  Sometimes we are so afraid of what to say that it is easier to avoid the conversation...
7 Ways to Stop Being Bullied for your Medical Challenge

7 Ways to Stop Being Bullied for your Medical Challenge

If you’re living with a serious health condition, you face challenges that your friends can’t even comprehend. You’d think your classmates would cut you some slack. Sadly, that is not the case. Being teased for a difference that already limits you is just mean,...