Posts Tagged ‘family’

Your New Job: Caregiver for Your Loved One

Posted on February 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment

“So here you are.  A caregiver.  This big, new job you just got – the one you never applied for, the one you never really wanted – is challenging, intense, and probably overwhelming.  But you can do a great deal to help your loved one get the best care possible.  And you are probably very… [Read More]

Working on Grief and Loss

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 | 3 Comments

Going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment or caring for someone dealing with cancer will stir up feelings of grief and loss. Dealing with the loss of parts of the body, loss of health, being away from work or family, contemplating the loss of your life or anticipating and facing the loss of life of… [Read More]

(Re)treating yourself

Posted on June 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment or providing care for someone with cancer can require that you re-fill yourself with energy as you need to along this journey. Periodically, as a caregiver, I need to get away on my own; to walk in nature, write, read, and quietly introspect.  I am aware, however, that… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #1

Posted on May 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although sitting still in meditation can be challenging for all of us some of the time, some people find sitting still to be intolerable most of the time. They want to move!  Walking meditation or mindful walking might just be the activity to satisfy the equanimous strivings of more energetic souls. What is it? There… [Read More]

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In the course of my research, I’ve asked men with a variety of cancers to consider what they learned from their experience and what advice they would give to other men recently diagnosed. Here are some of their responses*:    1.    What you are feeling is normal: “You are not alone” – Earl, 56 “Everything… [Read More]

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Here is the last article of the Sexuality and Cancer series by Dr. Anne Katz RN Phd.  You can read the previous articles here  (part one), part two here and three here. Week Four: Cancer and – How to Talk About it Anne Katz RN PhD Oncology care providers should be asking cancer survivors about sexual changes after any kind of cancer…… [Read More]

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Week Three: Cancer Affecting Other Organs

Posted on December 1st, 2011 | 3 Comments

Here is the third article of the Sexuality and Cancer series.  See part one here and part two here. There are a number of cancers that don’t involve the sex organs that can still affect sexuality.  The treatments for colorectal cancer cause significant problems due to internal scar tissue development and interruption to nerve supply… [Read More]

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Impact of Cancer on Sexuality

Posted on November 25th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Last week we kicked off our cancer and sexuality series exploring the connection between sexuality and cancer.  Today, we’ll look closer at the impact cancer has on sexuality. The breasts, prostate, uterus and cervix, testicles and penis are the sexual organs most often thought of as being affected by cancer – or more accurately, its… [Read More]

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Today we’re starting a new series on the blog: Cancer and Sexuality.  Each week will be a new post from Dr. Anne Katz RN PhD. The connection between sexuality and cancer is pretty strong, and very real. Some of you may know from personal experience – and if you continue to read this blog over… [Read More]

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The power of imagery to promote healing has been well documented by anthropology, visual arts, psychology and science. However, children appear to have no need of documentation to appreciate the benefits of working with images when they come to Wellspring’s Healing HeArt Art Therapy Program. Rather, their instincts tell them that personal art work is… [Read More]

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