Why is telling your story important? Here is an example. I’m a groupie of a local band and during their break, I said, "I love you but I know nothing about you! My friend asked me where you are from, and I did not know the answer.” I suggested each gig include a story by [...]
When I describe myself as a 'Cancer Survivor,' it gives a lot of importance to the first word being 'cancer'. Instead, I prefer to call myself a 'Survivor of Cancer' because the emphasis is on 'Survivor.' Cancer doesn't define me. But the word Survivor does. Is it enough to just 'survive'? NO! It's important to [...]
Sharing gratitude not only helps the cancer survivor stay positive, it helps the whole family especially children.
When writing the personal essay for a college application, story is the way to go to impart values, work ethics and learning outcomes.
How do you remember someone you loved? Try these suggestions.
How to respond to a child acting out when a family member has cancer. Help a child understand their emotions and gain control over behavior.
Why tell children about a cancer diagnosis? To avoid secrecy, teach values and minimize fear.
Explaining cancer to kids is a challenging and important conversation. While unfamiliar and upsetting emotions are a normal response to learning someone you love has cancer, these emotions can be deeply inhibiting and set children on edge throughout the day. Finding mechanisms to cope is key in helping children overcome their fear and not be [...]
Story coaching came knocking at my door. After telling my story on a main stage, a sales manager said, "If my team could tell a story the way you do, we would be hitting our goals everyday!" I opened the door by offering to work with the team. Three weeks later, the manager told me [...]
A 4-star (out of 4) book review of M.C. Plays Hide & Seek by a young diagnosed with cancer: "Did you tell your child when you were diagnosed with cancer? My son was 1.5 years old when I was diagnosed, so we chose to not tell him because we thought he wouldn’t understand. Once I [...]