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Category Archives: Emotions
Angelina Jolie, gorgeous woman she is, broke silence by courageously offering knowledge to all of us she chose a double preventive double mastectomy in an op-ed piece, New York Times. She lost her mother to ovarian cancer and Angelina … Continue reading
SHIFTING YOUR FOCUS WITH ZOOMING Think of a camera. You can zoom in for a close-up or you can take a regular picture. Using the same idea, you can check in with yourself to see how things are going by … Continue reading
L. Marie Shadwick wrote a moving guest post about survivor guilt and how it affected her. I see many patients who experience survivor’s guilt, and have found it is not uncommon. To quote from L. Marie’s guest post, “Why was I … Continue reading
Shock stops you in your tracks but you must deal with it. Terror stops you in your tracks but you must take time to feel it. An emotional shutdown, the kind where you feel completely numb, must be attended to. … Continue reading
Catching myself going round and round with my thoughts, it became increasingly clear I was stuck in neutral. Like a car engine that keeps on with that errrrr, errrr, errrr, errr noise. Annoying, really. Don’t you just get tired of … Continue reading
Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…Rachel Naomi Remen What could be more powerful or significant for relationships then your undistracted presence or fully “showing up”? I listened to a conversation unfold: She: … Continue reading
Sometimes Silence is the Answer. Dalai Lama Questions: How do I get through this? Treatment Caregiving in addition to working and managing household Recurrence and Metastasis Anger, fear, worry, shock Being here for my kids Watching her go through this … Continue reading
Life situations and thoughts sometimes combine in a chaotic way bringing a smorgasbord of feelings such as… anxiety, stress, worry, fear, doubt, overwhelm, and… and… and… STOP IT! by taking a 10 minute time out. As a result, you will … Continue reading
Turn on the TV, reports about flu!!!!! Read the newspaper, headlines about flu!!!!! Social Media, much talk about flu!!!!! Getting the flu is scary, particularly when you have an already compromised immune system. Scaring yourself about getting the … Continue reading
I was struck by the recent study results stating, women with early-stage breast cancer believed they had too much responsibility for making treatment choices. Not only that, they were more likely to regret their choices, (G. Pittman/Reuters/Chicago Tribune/11/28/12). Somehow communication … Continue reading