Posts Tagged ‘friends and family’

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 …

Mixed Feelings During the Holidays?

By on December 2nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Most families are more of a mixed bunch of emotions than we see in the photo of matching outfits and happy smiles on holiday cards. Life cannot be photo-shopped, so in our own lives we see what really happens when the camera is off.

The holidays bring a mix of happiness and stress, hopefulness and memories, and mixed emotions for many of us. All of …

Our Friends Answer: Mother-Daughter Relationships and Breast Cancer

By on May 8th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the U.S. If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, you might be thinking about the role your mother or daughter played while you were going through diagnosis and treatment.

This week, we asked our Facebook friends, “Was there something your mother or daughter did or said that made a big impact during your experience?”

You answered:

“While breastfeeding my …

After Active Treatment Ends: When People Stop Asking

By on February 12th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my family and friends rallied to support me. They expressed love and concern, and offered their help. I was grateful for the many ways they showed they cared: they cooked meals, drove me to appointments, and even introduced me to other breast cancer survivors. But soon after my active treatment ended, those same friends and relatives seemed curiously …

Managing the Emotions Around Metastatic Breast Cancer

By on October 29th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Shock, anger, terror, loss of control — these are just some of the feelings that can hit when a person is diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. And most people living with metastasis would agree that there are very few individuals who truly understand the depth of those emotions.

To find out more about ways to navigate the sometimes overwhelming feelings that can come up, I …

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