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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Niki Kozak

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting  (post 1 of 3) An interview with metastatic brain tumor patient and fellow panelist, Niki Kozak. In September, I penned a blog post as an attendee of the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) “2020 Virtual National Conference” (click here to read the post).  Last weekend, my…

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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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Rollerblading with Resilience

This month, I have been virtually rollerblading with a woman who puts the “R” in resilience. Her name is Nathalie Jacob and she’s the author of “8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor.“ Okay, you caught me…who do I think I’m kidding? We ARE brain surgery survivors after all and that would be some serious multi-tasking. So, here’s the deal;…

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“Gratitude”

There have been numerous blessings that have coincided with my brain cancer diagnosis.  While some of these took longer for me to come to terms with than others, I realize now how truly fortunate I am. I am thankful for my friend and fellow cancer warrior, Shoshanah Siegel, who suggested during a meditation gathering she was hosting several months ago…

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