- "What one peaceful thought could I have in this minute regardless of what else is going on?"
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Category Archives: Strategies & Tools
TRIANGLE BREATHING Triangle breathing is a great tool to use for effectively decreasing stress whether you are cancer patient or caregiver. You can use triangle breathing … Continue reading
What if you heard what your own voice had to say…Listen… We aren’t so much schooled in listening to our own voice. Rather, early … 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
What you tell yourself matters. If your thoughts are centered on “I can’t handle this” self-talk, or if you continually use the “I can’t handle this” phrase in talking with your family and friends, you are setting up a … 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