Archive for April 2016

The elephant's burial ground, or why I write

The elephant's burial ground, or why I write
I think it’s a story from Tarzan, but I know I heard it first from a graduate school professor. When elephants die, it goes, they bury their dead in a place where no one can find them. Older elephants leave the herd and take themselves to this mysterious place, far from the others, and lay... Read more »

Don't ask me to believe peach pits cure cancer

Someone emailed me last night to tell me that I’m close minded about cures for cancer. In addition to knowing about my heart and my intentions, she also knows there’s a cure for cancer that big pharma is hiding. It may be peach pits. If peach pits cured cancer, I’d plant an orchard. I’d wind... Read more »

Leaving on a jet plane: 6 tips for traveling when you have anxiety

Leaving on a jet plane: 6 tips for traveling when you have anxiety
Few things trigger anxiety more powerfully for me than travel. Whether for work or fun, travel is my nemesis. It’s an age old, ice cold fear of loss. The things that make me who I am are tied up with home and family and job. Leaving them feels like leaving the best part of me... Read more »
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When you're losing your cancer support group, take it mobile

I was the only person at my support group again this week. Our facilitator was there, of course. She’s always there for us. Through the winter, about three times in a row, I showed up at 6:30 and left by 7 after talking to her for a few minutes. And then, I stopped going. Af... Read more »