Holiday = Stress? How I prevent it from ruining my LIFE, anymore….

  7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Depression Getty Images    Before the holidays come and go, I wanted to share my last tidbit from Send Me On Vacation – Mermaid Journey and I think it is fitting, especially since Holiday = Stress for many individuals diagnosed with or without cancer.  We all manage stress …

Transformation of a Breast Cancer Mermaid ~ Part Two

The Transformation of a Breast Cancer Mermaid ~ two Transformation Tidbits from the Mermaid Journey WHY I HAD CANCER and WHAT IM DOING ABOUT IT. Photo Courtesy of Monica Burton   As I mentioned in the previous posts, I gained a significant amount of wisdom from Rebecca Taylor Shaw during her Send Me on Vacation– …

3 Things to Tell Yourself After Being Diagnosed With Cancer

Most people see cancer patients and notice the hairless features on their heads and face. A tilt of the head and a quiet empathetic sigh are the normal thoughtful gestures one might receive. Chemotherapy in almost all cases is the culprit for the dramatic change of appearance. In fact, before I had chemo, I looked …

The Weekly Schedule of a 34 year old Mom and Breast Cancer Patient

I was a bit envious of those older breast cancer patients that would receive their treatments during the same time that I did. I would look over at them, slightly shaking my head thinking “Oh, how nice for you. After this, I bet you are going to just settle into a sweet little nap on …