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November 11, 2019

HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

Angela sent me this and it made me happy! 

There is something really special about getting a card in the mail.  My friend Angela sent me one just last week. Here’s a photo of the outside.

On the inside, she began with… “My de...

October 22, 2019

 Halloween 2006. 

Art had been diagnosed with Stage IV Large B-Cell Lymphoma two months before.  

Halloween was our FAVORITE time of year. Art loved dressing up, sometimes in costumes no one got.  One year, when we lived in a small town in North Carolina, I dr...

October 8, 2019

“Hi," she said. "I’m at the grocery store. Open up your fridge and cabinets right now and tell me what five things you are almost out of.   I’ll drop them off on my way home in 15-minutes.”

This is what my super-hero fairy-Godmother said to me on the phone. 

 p...

September 25, 2019

Stephan Colbert and Anderson Cooper talk about death.  They still cry about the loss of their parents and siblings. So no, it's never too late to reach out to your friend who has lost.  

Below are the places in the interview where I cried or felt like they rea...

September 14, 2019

For the first time in 16 years, I celebrated my birthday in Connecticut, where I grew up. Being with a few high school friends, my sisters and my mother was a great way to celebrate another trip around the earth. But I missed the old birthday tradition. 

Art and I start...

July 13, 2019

Good morning!

I thought of this tip just now as I was waking up.  

Buy her an eye mask!  

Look … chemo may make your friend really drowsy and sleeping during the day can be a challenge. This is a simple and easy way to help your friend!

I like this eye mask...

April 21, 2019

Sometimes I stumble upon videos that well.... blow me away. Not becuase they have a dancing bear but because of the honest and vulnerbility they express.

This is a video like that. I did not know who Rob Delaney was or that he lost a son.  This is raw and unfiltered vie...

January 30, 2019

10 years ago, this morning, Lori Laham came by to pick up the kids for school.  We lived in the same neighborhood and our kids attended the same school.  For another 133 days, she pulled into our driveway and my kids got into her car.  And she started again in Septembe...

October 22, 2017

Here's the deal, the way I see it.

You've probably already said one of these unfortunate phrases to your friend with cancer and that's ok. You didn't know any better. I didn't know any better either until Art got cancer.  

So forgive yourself.

Guilt is the crusher of...

October 21, 2017

The term is not just for strip clubs!  

The number one reason for personal bankruptcy is medical debt. Take that in for a moment...medical debt. Even if she has insurance, she may still be paying for medical procedures and drugs until she reaches her out of pocket...

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