Hijacking the Hospice Movement

Posted January 6th, 2014

Hospices perform a vital service.  They help care for dying patients.  They provide care that family members aren’t capable of performing, for people who don’t want to spend their last days in a hospital. But there are many hospices that are in it for the buck, according to a recent Washington Post article. According to […]


When a Compelling Story Makes for a Bad Donation

Posted January 2nd, 2014

One of the keys to success is to communicate an effective, personal, emotional story that portrays the good the organization does. When does a compelling story makes for a bad donation?


Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad

Posted December 18th, 2013

Why is the American healthcare system the most expensive in the world? A recent article in The Atlantic magazine discussed one reason, the problem of unneeded and unnecessary medical treatment taking up 30% of all healthcare spending.


The Grass is Greener on Our Side of the Fence

Posted November 11th, 2013

We Americans can get very wrapped up in our own problems. The issues with Obamacare, the federal government shut down and, imagine, hazing and bullying in an NFL locker room!


We Need to Know When to Stop

Posted September 26th, 2013

Our medical system needs to treat people. We need to know when to stop. All of us, cancer patients, our families and health care providers need to recognize the wants and needs of cancer patients nearing end of life.


Not So Graceful

Posted September 24th, 2013

Everyone has their own personality and cancer finds you as you are and not so graceful. Cancer treatment brings with it maybe more stress than you’ve ever felt before in your life.


It’s the Little Things

Posted September 12th, 2013

Look at the marketing material from any cancer center. Any mention of the fact how hard they will work to allow you to get a good sleep while you’re a patient?


Loneliness and Cancer May Be a Deadly Combination

Posted August 27th, 2013

It’s hard not to feel isolated when you’re being treated for cancer. Your priorities so drastically change after a cancer diagnosis.


God of love. God of pain? Part 2

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Any of us with a religious background and dealing cancer thinks about Big Questions when it comes to sickness and faith.


God of love. God of pain? Part 1

Posted July 26th, 2013

Any of us with a religious background and dealing cancer thinks about Big Questions when it comes to sickness and faith.