Breathing Amidst Uncertainty

Posted March 5th, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the hardiness of our spirits. We are all filled with spirit. It is the essence of who we are. Within our spirit we find strength, resilience, character, places of hope and perseverance. The spirit within each of us is a life force that gets us through our challenges. […]

10 Tips for National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted February 10th, 2021

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. While you are likely well aware of things you should do to prevent cancer –avoiding smoking and wearing sunscreen, and getting regular screenings for colon, breast and prostate cancer, for example– there are other steps you can start taking now to up your odds of remaining cancer-free. In fact, […]

Food for Thought: A Fresh Perspective on Nutrition

Posted February 5th, 2021

One of my favorite lessons from my Chinese Medicine studies was this perspective on nutrition … Nutrition includes everything you take in with all five senses. It is not just what you eat, but also what you feel, what you hear, what you smell, and what you see. To my Western mind, this simple idea […]

Beauty, Healing and Space

Posted January 27th, 2021

When we are dealing with the need to have space from others for health reasons, we learn a great deal. It is challenging. It gets old. We long for normalcy. We question our choices and yearn to just not have to be so physically isolated. Oh my, this may be the normal for this new […]

Begin Each Day…

Posted January 20th, 2021

Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ….get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Begin each day with a grateful heart.~ Abraham Heschel The above quote is one I have above my bathroom mirror. It has known many homes since I […]

Remembering With Gratitude

Posted January 7th, 2021

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer For those who spend time in a cancer treatment center, we encounter each other in a variety of […]

Connecting and Celebrating

Posted December 23rd, 2020

It is December.  How did that happen?  In a year when days have run into each other, somehow the calendar has rolled us into one of our more connecting months of the year. The month of December encompasses major Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah.  It also includes spiritually significant days for Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, […]

The Winter Solstice

Posted December 16th, 2020

In a few days, winter begins.How do you feel about that? Many see it as a season to endure … too dark, too cold, too bleak. Spring and its burst of warmth, life, and activity cannot come early enough. What if, this year, you do more than simply endure winter? What if you fully embrace […]

Spirituality Resources

Posted December 9th, 2020

As a chaplain, one of the most gratifying components of my job has been working with people of different religions and spiritual beliefs.  When we are living with cancer, we tap into a wide variety of resources to help us cope and deal with the changes in our living.  One such resource for many is […]

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Posted November 24th, 2020

November is also the time across our nation for us to honor our family caregivers as well as to recognize the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage these challenges day and night as they offer care around the clock!  There is just so much that our family caregivers do!  For many of you, caregiving can truly […]