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Hometown Fever

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

I'm back from my visit to my hometown, Buffalo, NY, and I had the best time! It started with a book talk in Batavia at the Richmond Memorial Library w...

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Lisa Johnson Smith | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa Johnson Smith

"Mrs. Smith, you have breast cancer." Pure shock overcame me. Those aren't words I thought I'd ever hear in my lifetime.

Why Finishing Treatment Can Be Difficult for Cancer Survivors

Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D.

At the crux of these efforts is the awareness that post-treatment survivorship brings unique challenges that are best addressed as a distinct phase of cancer care.

5 Things They Never Tell You About Life After Cancer

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...

Inspiration Is Also a Powerful Warrior

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

The inspiration to write and share insights with others can be manifested in many different ways. For us, like for many others we assume, such inspiration often comes from our own experiences and the physical or virtual interactions we have with fellow human beings.

The Mother's Day Letter I Never Thought I'd Write

Heather Von St. James | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

You make my life complete. I just need you to know on this 10th Mother's Day of being your mom, I can't thank God enough for giving you to me, and me to you. You are my everything and it's my honor to be your mom.

Meet The Woman Walking 1,000 Miles Topless With Double Mastectomy Scars

Katie Tandy | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Katie Tandy

Are you one of those people who have those, "Shit! I'm-suddenly-naked-in-the-middle-of-the -street-and-everyone-staring-how-did-I-get-here anxiety dre...

This Uplifting Story Proves You Can CHOOSE Your Mood

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

This story was originally published on, a website for women that shares inspiring articles on self-improvement and advice on becoming you...

Why I Decided To Ride A Motorcycle Naked When I Turned 50

Christine Blackburn | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty
Christine Blackburn

Pittsburgh-born podcaster and writer Christine Blackburn decided to celebrate turning 50 by reflecting on the ups and downs of her life's journey so far -- and riding a Harley in the altogether.

Happy Mother's Day Ann!

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

Mother's Day is nearing. It's a holiday that celebrates the woman who brought you into this world. It's a holiday that celebrates birth, and therefore life. It's a holiday that celebrates the very building blocks and nature of family. So don't take it for granted.

Healing the Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

Every one of us is more resourced than we know -- no exceptions.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

What Do I Do About Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Doc?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

And it's not just that fear is uncomfortable in the moment. Fear can worm its way deeply into your life, eroding your peace of mind, skewing your choices, and stealing your hopes and dreams.

How to Create More Miracles in Your Life

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

You are capable of creating every miracle in your own life you see fit. You have the ability to be grateful for every miracle -- even the challenges -- you've been able to create in your own life so far.

Fear of Cancer Recurrence: A Doctor Speaks Out

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

No matter your success so far in dealing with fear of cancer recurrence, I believe there's hope. You have the power to loosen fear's grip, so you can live from a place of optimism and joy.

My Cancer Diagnosis: Am I an Impostor?

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mim Jenkinson

I'm not a fake, I'm a fighter and my word I'm earning my stripes. I did have cancer and hopefully I do not any more. But I did and it was real. I have nothing to feel guilty about.

The Secret I've Been Keeping (And Why It's Important to You, Cancer Survivors)

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

Last winter I surveyed my community, asking "How would your life be different if you didn't have to worry about cancer recurrence?" The response was incredible: the highest response rate for any survey I've conducted. The comments about what survivors like you were afraid of touched me to the core.

How I Fell Back in Love With MYSELF After Getting Dumped

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I've done a lot of very stupid things for the love of men. It was an attempt to employ the principle of every romantic movie: the heroine needs someth...


Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I remind myself daily to choose gratitude over greed. I have been so very blessed, and wanting more seemed selfish. So I guess I kept this impossible hope somewhere deep within me. I kept it hidden where summertime can thrive in the midst of winter

Your Body's Talking. Are You Listening?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

"Fixing" worked fine for simple problems, but the complex, chronic cases bedeviled me. Patients didn't respond as expected to treatment. A few barely tolerated treatment at all. After months of mixed success, I realized that my drive to "fix" was squelching a significant part of the healing equation: my patients' input.

Walk a Day in My Shoes

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Mim Jenkinson

Walk a day in my shoes. Feel my fear that I'm going to lose this fight. That I might never see my children grow up, go to school, win their first competition, really talk to them, dance at their weddings. Feel sad that my children might never really know me.

The Next 10 Years As a Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor

Heather Von St. James | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

February 2016 is here, which means I'm a 10-year survivor of cancer. More than that, I have survived shock -- the shock of a mesothelioma diagnosis, of being told I had a few months to live. I have survived loss -- the loss of my health, the loss of a lung, the loss of an expected kind of life.

10 Things You Should Know About CanTeen's Road Trip: Inaugural Australasian Youth Cancer Summit

Emily Drake | Posted 02.19.2016 | Teen
Emily Drake

Part 1 of the AYA: Australia Series If you weren't following @RoadTripAus15 or #RoadTrip15 in December, then you were missing out on hearing about th...

Do You Trust Your Body After Cancer?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

We rise to new heights of achievement in the presence of trust. We become friends with ourselves, rather than hiding away parts of ourselves that we're afraid will betray us. Your body's yours for life. Why not become the best friends you can be?