Have you ever read the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz? It is one of those books that sits on my book shelf that I will take out and read again whenever I need it...it is short and sweet and chock-ful of inspiration. This is the author's favorite agreement, Always do Your Best...enjoy!
I just received some sad news. Mr. Dick Post, the first Angel on my journey passed away on June 20, 2013. He had survived Lymphoma, only to be diagnosed with A.L.S. last year. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alicia and their family and friends. They don't make them any better than him...
Here are some of the blog posts that I had written about him:
Here's an interesting article by LLS President & CEO, John Walter regarding the fact thatcancer patients who purchase insurance under the health insurance marketplaces being established under the Affordable Care Act could face exorbitant out-of-pocket costs for their therapies because of high co-insurance fees.
Ever wonder why we were diagnosed with cancer? Yes, it sucks and we have all had our journeys but my feeling is, we never knew how strong we were until faced with this challenge. It's okay to be afraid, but you are stronger than you know, Beloveds! And, we are in this together! XOXOXO
Well, Laura has posted her last video and I wanted to share it with you...
she is my SHE-RO!!!
In this video, she discusses the ways our minds can trick us into thinking that we will always have this "cancer monkey" on our backs. That may be so from time to time, but it hasn't stopped Laura from living the authentic life that she was meant to live...I hope that you will be inspired by her words!
Hi! With all of the Light The Night Walks and other events that are coming up, I thought I'd pass on this website where you can purchase all kinds of great shirts and gifts to bring awareness! I am thinking about buying one for the Light To Night Walk that will be held here in Jacksonville on November 7th! Problem is, so many great styles to choose from!
Please listen in on my interview with Reverend Beverly Molander at 1 PM (edt)! Here's the radio promo with all the details! So excited.....
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s not what Jodi Sykes wanted to hear when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2009. She didn’t have much energy to do anything at all, especially with an impending divorce. Jodi takes us through her journey and what she learned from it. She put her blogs into a book, “Living La Vida (Lymphoma),”available on Amazon. If you (or someone you love) have received a negative health diagnosis, Jodi can help you Activate the Power of Yes, even when every bone in your body is saying NO. Call us at 888-558-6489 during the show at 1 p.m. Eastern today. Later, go to: www.unityfm/program/affirmativeprayer where the show will be archived for listener convenience.
LLS Chief Mission Officer, Dr. Lou DeGennaro, recently participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference, where he discussed LLS' venture philanthropy and the ways that voluntary health agencies, like LLS, are working to accelerate cures.
Do you pray or meditate? Whenever I am anxious, I find a quiet place to sit and unwind. Sometimes I like quiet music as a backdrop. Other times, being surrounded by nature. Or in total silence. Either way, when I take time to focus on the situation at hand and listen to what my body is telling me, I will find my answer. Take a moment to sit and BE today, Lovies!
I came across this article today on Cancer Compass.com and it really hit home. Even though I try to maintain a positive attitude, I suffer from PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and sometimes find myself questioning things....Am I cured? Will I get sick again? Will I die? These are all very normal feelings, but as a cancer survivor, I have these feelings crop up at certain times. One of the "triggers" is if I learn of someone who had cancer and has passed away, or if someone gets a cancer diagnosis. It opens those old wounds up again and I am forced to deal with the anxiety that ensues. It is a part of life. We are not immortal. We all will die someday. But, whenever these emotions bubble up, I have to take them in, assess the situation, give myself a good "talking to" and move on. I cannot let fear overpower me! I'm much stronger than that! And so are you! We are in this together!
Fear is so paralyzing and toxic for your mind, body and spirit...learn to release it and let it go! I know that it is "easier said than done," Beloveds, but know this...just as you can have negative thoughts, you can also have positive thoughts that will work for your greater good...remember -
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being my faithful followers and for helping me get the word out about "this bastard of a dis-ease!" (Sorry for stealing your description, Patti, but it totally IS a bastard!)
Life does have many chapters for us, and I promise to continue to keep writing, as long as you promise to keep following me and helping to spread the word!
Have you tried any treatments other than the Western Medicine "norm?" When I was first diagnosed, I had one Acupuncture session. It was my first time and I did feel some relief afterwards. Unfortunately, since it was not covered by my insurance plan, I could not continue going. Here is an interesting article I read: