6 Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season: Even with Cancer

Posted December 20th, 2016

I’m in New Jersey with the grands while The Parents are conspicuously absent. Hint: The Parents are in a place that involves sunglasses, fun T-shirts and odd-looking ears. Because life happens, and life included cancer, Hubby and I intentionally simplified Christmas gift-giving: gifts for the grandchildren, and warm fuzzy soft knitted creations for the beautiful […]


Donna Lee Lista

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted May 1st, 2014

The other day while shopping, my 26 year old daughter asked me what I wanted for mother’s day. We were looking at purses at an outlet and I mentioned I liked a particular purse and she said, “Do you want this for mother’s day?” I thought for a moment and realized I really didn’t want […]


Holiday Gifts When the Cancer is Advanced

Posted December 4th, 2012

About this time last year, I wrote a column on buying holiday gifts for people with cancer. I discouraged gifts that focused on illness.


Holiday Gifts

Posted November 30th, 2012

Since this is a gift-giving time of year, I have been thinking about gift suggestions for people who are being treated for cancer and for those who have recently completed treatment.