Comfort & Community

Dear Diary, I’m sick & tired of this cancer…

As a kid growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, I kept a diary- a place where I could express my most private thoughts. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, random thoughts. You name it, I wrote about it. I even remember the secret hiding place where I kept my diary- you...

Sharsheret = Supporting Jewish Women with Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Support for Jewish Women with Breast Cancer If you are Jewish and facing either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, check out Sharsheret– an amazing national organization dedicated to helping Jewish people navigate their way through these diseases.  Whether you are newly diagnosed or living with metastatic disease or simply want...


Finding the BEST Dr. You Can for Mesothelioma

  Mesothelioma is a very rare type of cancer, representing about 0.3% of all diagnosed cancers annually.  And there is no known cure.  Because of this, The Mesothelioma Center strongly urges people diagnosed with mesothelioma to find a specialist to treat it as doctors trained in asbestos-related diseases typically provide the highest...


Chemo Duck Helps Kids Get Through Chemotherapy

I think the only thing more frightening than hearing the words “You have cancer” is hearing that your child (or any child for that matter) has cancer.  To help parents prepare their children for chemotherapy treatments and eliminate fear of the unknown, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program was born. (BTW, this...


Musicians On Call

This is seriously AMAZING….  I just learned of a super cool organization called Musicians On Call.   Studies have shown that music has a direct, healing effect on people…. music can lower blood pressure, help with pain management, reduce stress, anxiety & depression, assist Alzheimer’s patients in recalling the past,...


WTF is Retail Therapy?

retail therapy (n): “shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer’s mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as “comfort buys’.’  (source: Wikipedia)   After Alan initially passed away, I tried...


FREE Tote & Support for Women Facing Cancer

I just learned of yet another amazing organization called The Lydia Project.  The Lydia Project provides several FREE services to women facing any type of cancer anywhere in the world. Request A Tote   Although many physician offices & hospitals from around the country (click HERE to see a listing) distribute free Lydia...


got Mesothelioma? get answers from asbestos.com

I just learned of an amazing, one-stop shop resource for anyone affected by mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium- the thin, protective membrane that covers the lungs, heart and other internal body organs. Typically, mesothelioma is a caused by exposure to...


For Anyone Touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

This is an AMAZING resource for anyone touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) is referred to by a variety of names, such as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia. CML results from a change (mutation) to the DNA of a...




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