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RESILIENCE

From the initial shock and loss that comes with a devastating health diagnosis to overcoming barriers and choosing positivity; resilience is a recurring theme that has surfaced through my interviews with brain tumor/cancer book authors and survivors.  I strongly believe our messages of hope and the lessons we have learned, can help people to cope with any medical crisis (including…

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FUNNY FARM GIRL

Using humor to convey messages of Hope, Healing, and Happiness during a medical crisis. “I’ve realized the final stage of healing is using what has happened to you to help others. If these words are able to help even one person walking a similar path, this book will be a win.” Hay Kelly (pun intended). Thanks for the chance to…

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When the Patient becomes the Caregiver and the Caregiver becomes the Patient

Hello Steve.  Thank you for the opportunity to interview you about your book, If You Love Me, Take Me Now. Although it was published five years ago, and the journey that you wrote about took place between 2004 and 2006, the theme and messages are remarkably timely for what is happening in the world today with the COVID-19 pandemic.  I…

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The brain tumor version of Oprah’s Book Club

My blog is seemingly transforming into the brain tumor version of Oprah’s Book Club. I love it and the following are 9.5 reasons why: 5. As brain tumor survivors, many of us have already faced and accepted our mortality. Thus, we have processed what those without serious illnesses are just now facing. We are in a unique position to help…

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One heck of a creative warrior!

“I am now fifteen years post Stage 3 Brain Cancer, recurrence-free. I did this through luck, through medical care, and through creating things that needed to be finished.  I can tell you from the bottom of my being that I know this much is true: when you write your thoughts, create your images, and most especially when you connect with…

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