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 [...]
Motivational Storyteller Eva Grayzel tells a story about veteran who travels the world in a wheelchair to Veterans conferences sharing his story.
As children, we are taught sportsmanship, to congratulate the winning team. When the winner of this election is announced, what will you say to co-workers, friends and even family who have opposing views? Consider saying: I admire your dedication in your beliefs. I care about you. Outside of politics, how are you doing? When I [...]
9-11. Two numbers can conjure such emotion. Today, I am attending a graveside funeral for a friend. Death is inevitable and reminds us we are mortal. I challenge you to think about how you end things, whether it’s a meal, a day, a relationship. The way you handle endings is a good marker for how [...]
Is there a difference between hearing and listening? When someone says, ‘Hear me out,’ do they really want you to just hear them? Or, are they looking for something more? Hearing is a simple act. Listening is an essential part of hearing. When a teacher asks, ‘Are you listening?’ they are seeking more than just [...]
From "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Mr. Rogers met a 14-year-old boy whose cerebral palsy left him unable to walk or barely talk. Rogers asked the boy to pray for him. The boy was thunderstruck. He had been the object of prayers many times, but nobody had asked him to pray for another. [...]
When audiences hear Motivational Speaker Eva Grayzel, a take-away message is 'never give up.'
A friend is sick....what to say in a card, when you call, in person? How do you show empathy? “If you need anything, call me. And if you don’t call me, I promise I’ll call you. And I’ll keep calling,” – bestguess, N.Y. “Don’t feel like talking? Me either. Let’s sit here and not [...]
At the St Barnabas Hospital Survivorship event at which I was the keynote speaker, I sat next to the Reverend Dr. Valerie Griffin who gave the convocation. After hearing my talk that included some messages about faith, she wished me a happy new year (Jewish). She told me at the hospital, the shofar was sounded. [...]
Hope means different things to cancer survivors.