Take the Cancer Quiz

Take the Cancer Quiz to Find Out How Not to Get this Dreaded Disease As you probably know, I am a cancer survivor for almost nineteen years. My son is a cancer survivor for 39 years. You may also know that we used the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing to thrive and succeed in […]

Is Anxiety Useful?

During the past few weeks, I have been anxious about how my dharma talk on the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing was going to turn out at The Club at Harbor Point last Thursday night (August 20, 2015). Now I am wondering, “Is anxiety useful?” Was being anxious useful to me during the time […]

Join Support Groups

The sixth of the 7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the 7 Principles of Mindfulness is to reach out to others. An important component of reaching out to others is to join support groups. Here is why. Support groups are wonderful for your healing experience because you are able to […]

Reach Out to Others

The sixth of the 7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the 7 Principles of Mindfulness is to reach out to others. Here is why. You cannot get through a cancer diagnosis without the help of family and friends. Other people are needed to support your healing and well being. Just […]

Create Your Own Medical Team

The fifth of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness is to create your own medical team. Here is why. Your primary care doctor is wonderful for helping you out when you have a medical problem like a virus, cold, or infection. His recommendations in […]

Practice Daily Meditation

The fourth of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness is to practice daily meditation. Here is why. Meditation strengthens the mind like exercise strengthens the body. With daily exercise, your muscles become toned and your body feels great. If you miss a day or […]

Make Health-Promoting Lifestyle Changes

The third of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness is to make health-promoting lifestyle changes. Here is why. Long before my first diagnosis of muscle invasive bladder cancer in 1997, I learned that making health-promoting lifestyle changes was really important from Dr. Dean Ornish, […]

Be Your Own Advocate

The first of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing from the book, Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness is to be your own advocate. Here is why. What happens when most people hear the words, “You’ve got cancer?” How would you feel if you heard these words? What would you do? What would […]

The Road Not Taken

The first of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing is to be your own advocate for healthcare. What does it mean to be your own advocate? At its most fundamental level, it means traveling the road not taken. Check out these words from Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken. Two roads diverged in […]

Give Back to Your Community

One of the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing is to give back to your community when you are ready. This is important for two reasons. The first reason is that a gift of service to your community has the benefit of getting you out of yourself long enough to serve others. This releases tension […]

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