Word Power: Expression and Healing

Transcending is a word I use in my book title, because the idea of rising above the ordinary, mundane and difficult resonates deeply with me. I wrote a proposal for a training seminar a few years ago, about working with older adults, and had the word transcend in the working title. The seminar company executives kicked it back to me, saying they…

Cancer: Surgeries and Tattoos

      There are many new things that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Everyone knows about the challenges of chemotherapy—hair loss, sickness, immune system changes, fatigue, neuropathy and more. It takes time to recover, but when it all works, we return mostly to normal. The support we get from our loved ones, colleagues, and even our pets keeps us…