Do you ever find yourself so completely immersed in what you are doing that you lose track of time? It is called "Flow." I call it "the place in my head where time stands still." It is highly correlated with happiness and other positive traits. Choose high-flow activities to improve happiness and exercise our resilience to cancer's post traumatic stress. Read More
It is about Positive Thinking Cards and all my poems - a personal reason to put them together as a handbook of healing. I wanted to be able to bookmark and reach for a poem for all those different emotions we encounter in diagnosis to survivorship. There are sections on Self Reflection, Motivation, Difficult Things including "When You Can't Change the Outcome, You Can Change the Journey," and many more. It was difficult to emotionally disclose myself but I have learned that is also a message that people want to hear. That we are all human. Read More
At 47, I was diagnosed with simultaneous bilateral invasive breast cancers. My world as a busy mum and doctor was in a tailspin as I underwent bilateral mastecomies, reconstuction, node sampling then axillary dissection, chemo then hysterectomy after significant BRCA mutation results. I then helped family members through BRCA testing and the difficult decisions. I made positive thinking cards to help me out of every hardship, push me forwards. Finding balance is hard after breaking my arm twice since then - I have difficulty with the slow down part! I am so grateful to be back at work, able to help people through the emotional side that comes with cancer - from Both Sides.