Cancer Survivorship. The very phrase stirs mixed emotions for so many, equally positive and negative; and, just like a cancer diagnosis itself, the reaction to the word “survivorship” is as varied and unique as each individual’s perspective. From victim to victorious the word itself can be a dichotomy. Read More
I was recently asked about my connection to healing and the role that spirituality played in that process. I thought it was a great question, so let me share some of my views on my personal spirituality and how it plays an important role in my daily life and living. To begin, I can honestly say that I've… Read More
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I was recently reading about the best advice Martha Stewart claims to have ever received. She said it came from her father when she was about 12 years old and, as she put it, still willing to listen. Basically, he instilled in Martha the belief that if she was able to set her mind to it, she could do… Read More
This past week I was blessed to have had the opportunity to meet a lovely woman who was recently diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer—carcinoma of the heart. As it is often when I meet someone diagnosed with cancer, the context and circumstances under which we meet are very different than they would be… Read More
The following is the foreword for a book called The Inner Path to Healing: Exploring the power of your mind and spirit in healing cancer. It was written by Johanne Robitaille Manouvrier who, since I met her, has not only become a blogger on our French community (faceaucancer.ca), but also a dear friend to… Read More
As a long-term ovarian cancer survivor, I am thrilled that cancer that once threatened my life is gone from my body. Even now, two decades after my diagnosis, I am reminded daily of the impact of cancer on my life. I know without a doubt, that because of the positive support I received, my spirit rallied to see me through the most challenging of times. As the Executive Director of the CCTFA Foundation, I couldn’t be more proud of the opportunity to support women with cancer through Look Good Feel Better and Facing Cancer Together.