The only thing that kept me from committing suicide was the thought of the pain I would put my family through. So, when I was eventually diagnosed with cancer in 2010, I had a different reaction than most…I was relieved. I felt like the Universe had given me an escape with this divine Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card.” […]
After dissing the before pic, it might seem strange that I ask you now to locate a mirror. And, if you have no mirrors in your house, don’t worry…at the studio, there are mirrors literally everywhere. In fact, the first upgrade I made to the studio was mirror installation. Could you extend these mirrors the […]
Last year at this time, I was earning healthy six figures at a prominent investment bank. When my team was eliminated in mid-February, I had an advantage not many who lose their jobs get: a severance package. When you work for eleven years at a top-tier investment bank, the severance package is substantial because few […]
We attempt to hide our deepest struggles behind a mask, a new purse…or perhaps a wig. Our external appearance attempts to convince everyone that everything’s ok…business as usual…I’m fine…I’m really, really… NOT fine. Why is it easier to share our little annoyances, grievances, and the external wrongs in our lives, but the deep painful internal […]
I googled “good chemo day” and didn’t find anything, but it’s a thing that shows up in our life experience every week. Keyword: “our”. I witness it, he feels it. Key point: we both experience it. On his “bad” chemo days, I’m not sure how to rescue him. It’s less about the pain in his […]
As the spouse, loved one, or caretaker of someone going through chemo, it is absolutely imperative that we develop this higher sense.