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Self-Care for Caregivers

By on November 21st, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We asked authors and experts in the field for their thoughts on ways people taking care of loved ones can also take care of themselves.

Here’s what they had to say:

Tamara Shulman, Ph.D., F.A.A.C.P., clinical psychologist

“When you are wrapped up in caregiving, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself. Even if you can only …

Our Friends Answer: How Do You Feel About the “Survivor” Word?

By on March 3rd, 2016 Categories: Community Knowledge

Recently, we asked our Facebook community this question:

We often hear the words “survivor” and “survivorship” in connection to ‪‎breast cancer. If you’ve finished treatment, you may feel comfortable thinking of yourself as a survivor; others might be uncomfortable with that word. And some living with metastatic disease consider themselves “survivors” as an ongoing part of living their lives; others don’t see it …

Jacqueline Kabat on Comedy Improv and Healing

By on February 12th, 2016 Categories: Community Knowledge

If you’ve ever seen the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you’re familiar with comedy improvisation, or improv. Comedy actors make up the plot, dialogue, and characters spontaneously in the moment, without a script.

Comedian Jacqueline Kabat has been immersed in improv, standup, and sketch writing since 1997. She’s taught improv workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, and the Chopra Center. Today, she runs …

Metastatic Breast Cancer: How Holley Kitchen Changed the Game

By on January 27th, 2016 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Holley Kitchen seemed to arrive out of nowhere. She was 42 and living in Cedar Park, Texas, with her husband and two boys, and she’d been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2013. In the spring of 2015, Holley posted a homemade video on Facebook. In the video, she used a series of note cards and poignant, even humorous facial expressions to explain what it’s …

Jesse Case on Community: “We Have Each Other. It’s Okay.”

By on December 17th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

This month, we’re wrapping up our three-part series with 29-year-old standup comic Jesse Case. In part one and part two, we get into his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer earlier this year, his connection to Breastcancer.org, and what it’s like to go out and do standup comedy between treatments. He podcasts each week at Jesse vs. Cancer, an hour-long show that’s funny,

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