Mother of Survivor: ‘Childhood Cancer is Forever’


“I’m grateful for today. I feel incredibly blessed because I still have my daughter. When you’ve faced death and been able to beat it, you’re grateful for every day.” Ruth Hoffman is the mother of 8 children, but she calls her second oldest, Naomi, her soul mate. Their close relationship […]

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May I Have the Courage by Gabrielle Roth


These words of wisdom come from my dear friend Gabrielle Roth. She passed away on October 22, 2012 and she is sorely missed by many of my friends and me. You can read about her passing here: In Memory Of My Beloved Teacher, Gabrielle Roth. Her son, Jonathan Horan, has […]

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Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars


It started with a simple question: How can we help them? It became an international movement called NEGU: Never Ever Give Up. When Jessica Joy Rees was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 11, she chose to focus not on herself but on bringing joy and hope to […]

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7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing

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The 7 principles of Mindfulness in Healing are pervasive throughout the book, Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself, if only implicitly. They have been part of my life since I began studying and practicing meditation and learning about natural healing. They probably date back […]

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Being Thankful, Even Through Cancer

“Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Friedrich Koenig You know the phrase, “make every day Earth Day?” Perhaps it’s time to apply that same school of thought to Thanksgiving. Consider giving thanks regularly […]

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‘Everyday Is Special, Make The Most Of It’: Cancer Victim, 12, Leaves Secret Note To Family On Back Of Mirror


A 12-year-old girl, who died from cancer last month, left a secret note to her family before on the back of her mirror before her death. Athena Orchard’s “heartbreaking” message was found by her father, Dean, a few days after his daughter passed away on 28 May.”She never mentioned it, […]

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What the Chronically Ill Wish Family and Close Friends Knew About Them

Perhaps this piece should be written entirely in the first person because it reflects what I want my loved ones (by whom I mean family and close friends) to know about me. These are the people who’ve done so much for me, and I’m deeply grateful. I simply want them […]

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I Am With You


            The mission of Nancy’s List and Nancy’s Club is No one will ever go through cancer alone. We want every man, woman, teenager, and child who has to walk the walk to hold the hand of someone who has been there, someone who understands […]

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