Category Archives: Cancer

The Wounded Healer

This artist, Jackie Pykon, a fellow classmate as well — has embodied what my work means to me in this painting. We are wounded healers. We are like two trees, growing….and when we work together and intertwine, we strike gold. … Continue reading

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I can relate! Keep it to yourself…

Sometimes, it’s important to relate to people. “Hey — you tore your ACL? Me too! This is what to expect….” “Hey — you are in the same class I took last year? Here’s how I dealt with it…” But the … Continue reading

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Leaving the Darkness of Grief

“I did not deny G-d’s existence but I doubted His absolute justice.” – Elie Wiesel, Night Grief comes in many forms. Breakups, death, ending of jobs, friendships… You do not have to believe in G-d for this quote to resonate. You can … Continue reading

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Grief is Like Blood.

Grief is to loss, what bleeding is to a wound. The bleeding allows the wound and the pain to rid itself of harmful things, like bacteria and germs. If it didn’t expel this bad blood, it may immobilize the person. … Continue reading

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How To Lean In With CBT

Realizing Our Value The unhelpful thought pattern that often veers you from taking credit – is “Disqualifying the positive.” This most often happens in women, (this is true of men too, however) who are sometimes taught that attributing their efforts … Continue reading

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Getting Over It…Don’t Should On Yourself

Since my new journey into the mental health field, there is a lot of things I’m learning that are maladaptive about myself. Why don’t they teach these things in school? Why doesn’t the work place offer therapy or counseling for … Continue reading

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Healing

HealingI cannot change your life, I cannot change your mind. I can only listen. And together, we can dig. As you open up your soul and reach into midnight caves; Where we chip away at hidden hardships, To find thoughts and memories … Continue reading

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What to say?

When someone has died, someone is who is ill, someone who’s family member is sick — what do you say? “I’m so sorry.” No. Wrong. Do not say that. Their gut reaction would be to say – “No no, it’s … Continue reading

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On Loss

“Be still. Close your eyes. Breathe. Listen for my footfall in your heart. I am not gone but merely walk within you” – Nicholas Evans

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End of Life

Remember “Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day … Continue reading

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