Tag Archive: cancer

New Suits, Bow Ties and “Standing With” Our Friends

“Right after the new year began, my wife of 14 years shared that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue with our marriage. She informed me that she “needed space” to sort through her feelings. We had just experienced a season of many difficulties: my battle with cancer in 2011; my mom’s recent battle […]

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Remember

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo (Les Miserables) “Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.” Leo Tolstoy “In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.” Augustine of Hippo   We […]

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Our Human Compassion

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” Nelson Mandela The blinds were drawn. The room was darkened on a sunny afternoon. Her downcast posture and demeanor signaled her […]

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A Hunger for Authenticity

Our headspace is messier than we pretend, they say, and the search for authenticity is doomed if it’s aimed at tidying up the sense of self, restricting our identities to what we want to be or who we think we should be. Karen Wright,  “Dare to be Yourself”   Earlier this week we had the […]

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It Sat and Listened …

She knew it was not going to be good news.  That gnawing pain in the pit of the stomach was getting worse and, when the whites of her eyes turned yellow (for example), she knew she had to see the doctor.  The CAT scan confirmed what the Disease Management Care Blog (DMCB) already knew: it was […]

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Visiting with Her

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories.      Rebecca Falls We met with her in a local restaurant.   Her husband’s cancer is progressing, and lately, noticeably faster.   He is dying.   She needed to talk.   She offered to buy us tea on that cold […]

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To Laugh Properly

Here is our fifth and final post based on the wonderful article the Top Five Regrets of the Dying.   This article gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to living life fully and abundantly.    We hope that you have been inspired by its wisdom and what it teaches us about what really matters in life.  5. I […]

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