Category Archives: Navigating the new me

Mindfulness and CBT – A #yogamooc reflection

YogaMOOC has caused me to reflect on the relationship between mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In the past I have been challenged with mindfulness instruction. In part, this has been because the instructors taught what worked for them, or what they had been told to teach, but what works for one person may be… Read More »

Goals for YogaMOOC – and breathing after breast cancer surgery

This week we were challenged with setting our goals for Yoga MOOC – truth be told, I didn’t watch the entire goal video. I’m good at setting small manageable goals as well as longer term stretch goals. My goal for YogaMOOC is to try everything at least once. I’m working my way through the videos,… Read More »

Doctors think patients … and don’t talk down to me…

I wasn’t sure right away what didn’t feel right, but upon reflection I realize that part of my viscerally negative reaction at the Health 2.0 expo today was the number of vendors that talked down to me the minute they realized I was a patient advocate rather than a doctor or tech representative. I guess… Read More »

Nancy’s summer blog post challenge

Thanks to Marie’s weekly round-up, I did not miss this year’s summer blog post challenge from Nancy. This year’s challenge involved answering 10 questions. I found myself linking back to blog posts. My research involves analyzing my posts for the first 8-months, so I am very familiar with what I wrote in that timeframe. I’m… Read More »

The complexities / interplays of trust

One of the “themes” that has emerged in my dissertation study is that of “learning about the disease”. When I look at the types of information I shared on my blog between diagnosis (June 12) and active recovery (Feb 3) is that of learning about the disease. I’m looking at the different ways in which… Read More »

Remission society and mourning my fantasy future

I apologies to those who read all my blogs, as I am cross posting this. I’d love to hear answers from the various readers of my different blogs. I want to connect two ideas: the idea of remission society as described by Arthur Frank (1995), and the concept of the fantasy future that I learned while… Read More »