Ovarian Cancer, often called “The Silent Killer”, is one of the most deadly cancers in women. According to the American Cancer Society only 20-30 percent of women diagnosed with late stage Ovarian Cancer are alive…
Stress and Depression
A strong support community is critical for cancer patients, cancer survivors, friends and family members . Every day mylifeline.org provides free, personal websites to cancer patients and caregivers to easily connect with family and friends, because no patient should ever feel alone.
Cancer survivors want one thing: to never have to go through the cancer experience again. All cancer survivors worry about a recurrence. All cancer survivors wish to survive and thrive and live long and well. Cancer survivors also want to see their kids grow up, feel alive, energetic, have sex again, play with their kids, get a good nights sleep, return to normal, to the life and person they knew BEFORE cancer. This morning I wrote these words, both practical and heartful, to a cancer survivor about healing and the shape of life now.
Here are some healing and nourishing masks you can make in your kitchen that will heal and transform your skin into a radiant glow. Skin is damaged by environmental exposures include ultraviolet radiation from the sun, chemicals, especially from the chemical filled personal care products we use every day.
As A Care Giver For A Cancer Patient I have the Right To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my loved one.
To seek help from others even though my loved ones may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.
Cancer Patient Caregiver Burnout is Real. Here are the common symptoms of Caregiver Burnout that are a source of insight into the dynamics and needs of both the patient and the caregiver so that this very intimate time is rich, meaningful, loving and openhearted….and everyone’s needs can be considered, respected and hopefully met.
With a new season upon us, it is time to start thinking about Spring Cleaning on all levels, Body, Mind, Emotions, Spirit, Relationships
Here are five tips from Bauer-Wu’s book “Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully With Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness” (with a foreword by Roshi Joan Halifax) that can bring you to a deep sense of ease and a feeling that there is a genuine place to rest within.
When we are diagnosed with cancer we find ourselves face to face with our mortality,our fragility and all of the things we cannot predict or control. We can learn to be with the effects of chronic stress and debilitating and life limiting illness by bringing a tender and compassionate heart and mindfull awareness to our often traumatic experiences. Susan Bauer Wu, Ph.D., R.N. masterfully teaches a beautiful restorative retreat which is very much about Coming Home to Yourself and Finding Calm, Clarity and Compassion at the Center of the Storm of Health Care and Serious Illness