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Writing for Healing

How Breast Cancer Impacted My Sexuality

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States who live to be 80 years old. The mortality rate is nearly nineteen percent. If you are a woman over the age of 40, I urge you to have your mammograms. Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and if it was not for mammograms, I might not be alive today.

Why Write for Free?

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Roger Wright

Perhaps a tougher question than it sounds? Cliché talking points about 'finding my passion' make me cringe. Self promotion can't be all there is. And then there is the fact that I need the money now. So what's the real answer?

How Journaling Can Help You Heal

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
M. Shannon Hernandez

I despise the saying "time heals all wounds," because honestly, that is only true if you do something with that time. If you remain alone, in a funk, completely unable to function, and have no outlet or resources to turn to for help, then the time spent is not spent healing.

A Breast Cancer Story In Poems

Kyle Potvin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Kyle Potvin

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2006. Treatment -- lumpectomy, chemo and radiation -- lasted for more than a year. During my illness I found poetry -- both reading and writing it -- was cathartic.