Cancer Blog: Support Without Walls
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By Buddy Kemp House on 5/23/2013 3:16 PM
You’ve just been told that you have cancer, and yet you have people telling you that you are a survivor… how can that be?
By Buddy Kemp House on 3/15/2013 3:57 PM

Often, cancer events are geared toward a specific diagnosis, such as colorectal or breast. Whenever an opportunity presents itself to attract a broad cancer audience, we get excited about the impact it could have on our survivor community.  Shine for Women is such an opportunity, and survivors are encouraged to join us for this weekend’s activities!

By Buddy Kemp House on 2/12/2013 3:58 PM
Every time we turn around we hear about the effects of stress on our bodies, both physically and emotionally.
By Buddy Kemp House on 1/8/2013 9:06 AM
The experience of grief is often associated with death; however, grief can also be caused by other types of loss.  
By Buddy Kemp House on 12/21/2012 2:53 PM

Holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances.  With all the traveling, visiting, cleaning, planning, decorating, shopping and cooking, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and tired.  When cancer treatment or side effects from past treatment are added to the mix, normal holiday stress can easily become overwhelming and at times unbearable.  

By Buddy Kemp House on 12/13/2012 2:52 PM

How we begin the day directly impacts how we complete the day. This is why morning rituals - not the routines that we stumble through to start the day - but true rituals are a keystone for emotional wellness.

 

By Buddy Kemp House on 11/19/2012 4:10 PM

It’s that time of year!  To avoid the stress of the season we encourage you to make a list and check it twice.

By Buddy Kemp House on 11/6/2012 5:09 PM
I heard a survivor of brain cancer comment that hearing you have cancer is frightening but hearing you have brain cancer is paralyzing. After hearing his comment, the universal reaction I receive when I talk about my work with brain cancer survivors came to mind.  There is an overwhelming fear of the potential of brain tumors and what it means for life moving forward, so I decided to blog about some of the challenges of brain tumors and how we can better support those living with this diagnosis.  
By Buddy Kemp House on 10/19/2012 4:03 PM
As we enter into October surrounded by the color pink in honor and support of breast cancer survivors, we’re encouraged to participate in three highly celebrated walks: Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, The Avon Walk, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 
By Buddy Kemp House on 10/5/2012 7:39 AM
What is the haze? It is the fog that lies heavily upon a survivor and a survivors’ family when cancer rains upon their lives. It often comes unexpectedly but always leaves behind a fine mist of disbelief and uncertainty. It clings to things once thought simple and effortless. It is evidenced in the hesitancy to make plans for vacations and holidays and when we make commitments, socially or professionally. It even emerges as we manage the once routine chores of our day or week. This is the haze.