My Husband Has Cancer… So Why Am I So Mad At Him?

When your husband found out he had cancer, you were probably thrust into a caretaker role of some sort. You needed to take on more than you did before. You may have picked up some of his jobs while still doing your own tasks in the household.   This can be tiring and overwhelming. IfContinue reading “My Husband Has Cancer… So Why Am I So Mad At Him?”

Be Kind To Yourself

I use to b a person who lived by my TO DO list.  If I didn’t check enough things off, then I felt like I didn’t accomplish anything.  I made sure I worked out regularly, got enough sleep and ate healthy homemade meals. These things were important for my health and wellness, but I becameContinue reading “Be Kind To Yourself”

Asking For and Accepting Help

Facing difficult challenges There are times in our life when the challenges we face are too difficult.  We try to go it alone, but struggle under the weight of our problem. Facing a serious and life threatening disease is certainly one of the times.  Yet many of us find it difficult to reach out andContinue reading “Asking For and Accepting Help”

Going The Distance with Cancer

Cancer Is A Marathon Without A Set Finish line Dealing with cancer in your family is like running a marathon without knowing where the finish line is.  Most often there are no quick fixes and you are in it for the long haul.  From initial diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, all of it takes time. Continue reading “Going The Distance with Cancer”

What’s Your Story?

What is your life exactly? At this very moment while you are reading this, your life is simply made up of facts and your thoughts about them. Think of the facts as the type of data you would enter on a registration form.  Your age, marital status, place of employment, number of kids, income, etc. Continue reading “What’s Your Story?”

Pain: An Opportunity To Love

My husband and I were preparing for an early morning flight to Texas for our life coach training. We had just packed our suitcases and our daughter safely on her way to stay with my parents.  The house was cleaned up and ready for us to be gone for the week. Within minutes of usContinue reading “Pain: An Opportunity To Love”

Re-evaluating Your Stuff

Last week I talked about the need to re-decide what you want in your life.  When you add an additional stress in your life such as cancer, it’s important that you re-look at all aspects of your life and ensure they are still serving you. This week I want to follow up with a focusContinue reading “Re-evaluating Your Stuff”

What To Say When People Ask: How’s He Doing?

If your husband has cancer, then undoubtedly you’ve been asked: “How’s he doing?”  I get asked this a lot and my answer has varied.  Sometimes I want to be completely honest and sometimes I don’t want to get into details.  I have to admit, sometimes I also want a little sympathy, especially when I’m not feeling particularlyContinue reading “What To Say When People Ask: How’s He Doing?”

Space to Feel Your Emotions

Busy Lives We all lead busy lives.  Being a parent, working a full time job and providing mental and emotional support to a husband with cancer can be exhausting. Particularly as the emotional support structure, we often feel the need to be strong. We can be so focused on taking care of everything and everyoneContinue reading “Space to Feel Your Emotions”

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