Dear Loved Ones #3 – Honouring Your ‘Yes’ and ‘No’

She comes in many forms. She’s older and lives alone. She volunteers her time to many causes, always taking care of others. Perhaps she’s part of a religious community; perhaps she takes care of stray cats. Sadly, she’s in the midst of cancer treatment and getting really tired. Her many friends have offered to take her to the appointments, but she has stubbornly refused. Today she is so weak she can hardly stand up, and needs to get to the hospital for a transfusion. In a flash of frustration and resentment, she thinks to herself “Where are my friends now?!! No one cares about me. I’ll handle this myself!!” Read More

“Dear Loved Ones” #1 – Setting the Expectations

This is the first blog addressing the issues that arise between people who have a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones (family and friends, work colleagues and acquaintances). My hope is the advice and stories you’ll read here will help you have more harmonious and fulfilling relationships with the most important people in your lives. Watch the video: Ask for What You Want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdnutVzHzNk Read More