Posts Tagged ‘support’

Written by Jordan Waldman, CHS Life insurance is an investment like no other. It is an investment to protect the financial future of the people around you so they are able to cover the financial burdens while missing a loved one that once supported them financially. When buying life insurance, people must understand that the… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #2

Posted on May 29th, 2013 | 0 Comments

  A more formal approach to mindful walking entails deep focus and very slow movement of the feet in coordination with the breath and within a small area of space (see Mindful Walking Part #1). An informal approach can occur as part of your daily walk and at a normal pace. To begin say with… [Read More]

“Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow” – Swedish Proverb As a Social Psychologist, I have always been interested in the working dynamics of groups. Humans, by their very nature, are social animals. Our interactivity and sharing help amplify our pleasures and divide our distress. During crisis and chronic stress, support… [Read More]

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Traveling with Cancer

Posted on August 1st, 2012 | 3 Comments

A cancer diagnosis appears to alter your life and your thinking. A stop sign immediately appears. Fear creeps into your soul. Suddenly you’re embarking on a new journey, a journey through cancer. Certainly not a venture you planned and not one that will satisfy your travel desires. Many questions arise. First and foremost, can I… [Read More]

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Ask cancer patients who have received a blood transfusion what that donated unit of blood meant to them and you’ll likely get very different answers. Some will say the donate blood helped saved their life; others might say it bought them more time to fight the disease. Still others might say that it helped revive… [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]

Managing Anxiety

Posted on September 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments

Finding a trusted confidante may be the best place to start. For those in the supportive or care giving role, bearing witness to, validating and normalizing distress can be very powerful and help to relieve anxiety and the related feelings of isolation. This may also occur more formally through organized support groups. When asked about… [Read More]

Why am I so Tired?

Posted on September 1st, 2011 | 3 Comments

Cancer-related fatigue affects close to 80% of cancer patients, many of whom describe it as a total lack of energy. Some 60% of those patients report that fatigue affects their lives more than any other side effect; including nausea, pain and depression, and 89% said it had a negative impact on their day-to-day activities. What… [Read More]

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Twitter can be a great resource for collecting information about cancer, including techniques for coping, events in your area and the latest developments in cancer research.  It can also be a great way to connect with others who are living with cancer.   Below are some tips and strategies to get you comfortable with using Twitter…. [Read More]

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Wellspring and Me

Posted on April 1st, 2011 | 2 Comments

My name is Katherine and I am a Wellspring member. The first day I walked into Wellspring back in August of 2007, I tentatively approached the building. I had a vague thought to poke around, and see what it was all about. My husband’s VON nurse had mentioned the organization, and spoke highly of it…. [Read More]