Cancer affects our feelings and impacts our emotional wellbeing, whether we are the one with the illness, family or friends. What to expect and how to cope well?
Whatever our circumstances in life, metaphors can give us clarity, meaning and stability. And so, like many other people diagnosed with cancer, I used to look at my life as a cancer journey. But at some point the metaphor started to work against me. I had outgrown it. What happened? [READ MORE]
If you are affected by cancer (whether you have been diagnosed, treated, or a relative, friend), then you will know how painful it can be, when someone else dies of cancer. How can we honour the pain of the [READ MORE]
Cancer survivor guilt exists; it is real; I had it, too. But it is a feeling and attitude that is conditioned and not justified. Cancer survivor guilt is someone else’s anger and despair. It is not ours to take [READ MORE]
Chemo brain is one of many possible side effects of cancer treatment. Not everyone will get it, but I did. And I did not really know what to expect and how to cope. Why Chemo Brain? During cancer treatment [READ MORE]
The impact of cancer is not just physical, but also emotional and mental. In that way it is similar other illnesses. But there is one big difference! Even if you are without cancer, if you are a relative, friend, [READ MORE]
Every day I walk past a bridge, and every day it reminds me to take nothing for granted, especially my health. Because there was a time, when in a matter of weeks I had physically and mentally aged, unable [READ MORE]
Professional boundaries are important in therapy and counselling. But there are times when we need to make choices. What is in the best interest of the client and the therapy? Allow me to share a bit of my personal experiences. [READ MORE]