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Return to Sender

One day James McGrath arrives at my house. Out of nowhere, his name begins to show up next to mine on a subscription label and solicitation letter to a journal I have subscribed to for years. Because my name is also on the envelope, I am technically not breaking the law when I open up…

A Cancer Vacation: What Your Nervous System Needs This Holiday Season

Many years ago, my cancer counselor asked, “What happens if you take a vacation from cancer?” A vacation from cancer? He must have been kidding. How does someone who lives with MBC take a vacation from cancer?  Then, one of my very wise teachers reflected that when you have cancer, your body is always in…

HGTV: Every Story Has a Happy Ending

At my cancer center–a 500,000-square foot, state-of-the-art building which boasts an estimated 300,000 patients a year–all waiting room television channels are tuned to Home & Garden Television, better known as HGTV.  It does not matter what time of day or which department I am in, the television blissfully blares shows like Home Town, featuring Erin…

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