Category Archives: Living with Cancer

Now also available in the U.S.

Today I am excited to write that my book “Grief is… Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings” is now also available in the U.S.  It can be purchased on-line through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.  It is also available … Continue reading

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What to do when someone we love is grieving

Unfortunately, one of the things we don’t do well as a society is support those who grieve. This is not because we don’t want to but because we don’t know what to do. So I thought I’d share just a … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask When Working with Public Support Agencies (i.e. CCAC)

Public support agencies can be a great asset to any community. They can provide much needed support to those who cannot otherwise afford it and they can act as a bridge service in times of crisis. However, there are many … Continue reading

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I hate the word “Widow”

One thing every “widow” I have met agrees about, and I have met several since becoming a widow eight and half months ago, is we all hate the word “widow”. It conjures up images of “The Black Widow” who kills … Continue reading

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There are no “Do-overs” when someone you love has cancer

One of the most difficult things, if not the most difficult thing, for me in coming to terms with my husband’s death has been trying to figure out where things went wrong and even if I think I know where … Continue reading

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What to do when a friend has cancer

Often when someone we know becomes ill we want to help but are at loss of what to do or how to help. Here is a list of 10 things we found helped us to live through my husband’s illness. … Continue reading

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Barack Obama, The Richard Nutbrown Fund and Critical Thinking

Four years ago, my husband Richard (Professor Nutbrown) and I watched with great interest as Barack Obama ran for President. This was a historical moment. Richard became an adult in the 1960’s witnessing the civil rights movement and when I … Continue reading

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