Ricki, on Mindfulness

I did such drastic things, got divorced from my husband of 30 years, quit my job, sold my house and moved to the beach on chemo. They think I'm crazy, but I think they don't know what to do and they're stuck, or they have influencers saying, 'Don't do this. Do this. Don't do this.' A lot of it is just turning off the voices. You have to turn off the voices and go find your own voice.

Michael, on Mindfulness

And I was listening to the clinking of the wineglasses. I was listening to the talking and thelaughing that was going on. I was listening to the clinking of people eating and the movement. And I remember I just sat there, and I went, 'Take this in, Michael, cause this is life. This is life.' And I was like, ‘Wow.

Kelly, on Mindfulness

I just looked into the void and accepted it that I'm going to die. Maybe cancer is what's going to takeme, maybe it's a bus walking across the street. But I'm going to die, and after that I found a pretty great measure of peace.

Michael, on Mindfulness

It's like part of your meditation, like one of the first things I say in my meditation is, 'I am safe. I am well. I am brave. I am courageous. I am strong. And I am kind. I am passionate. I am compassionate.' And it's those things, when you say that, that's what it. does. It reminds you.

Midori, on Mindfulness

So another Thanksgiving has come and gone. I'm very thankful to be with my family, my loved ones. But at the same time it was a tough time for me ... I do often wonder what happens next year, two years, three years from now. Will I still be around? But as much as possible I do try to be thankful for the people around me.

Erika, on Mindfulness

I think for everybody the holidays are a stressful time, everyone's trying to get presents and parties and people have expectations of the holidays and I think for a lot of people, you set it up to be such a great time … it's also a very emotional time, I think, because you are reflecting on things.

Michael, on Mindfulness

I listen to the sounds … the clinking of glasses as people celebrate. Most important are the voices, the steady hum of conversation, the laughter, the sound of surprise as something is shared or discovered. I sit quietly and take it in. I smile as these sounds envelop me and listen to my inner voice that shares, "Take it in, Michael because this is life. This is life.

Caroline, on Mindfulness

How do I make a resolution? How do I make a plan? How do I set goals but at the same time realize that so much is out of my control?" So the new year, for me, brings a lot of gratitude and also some anxiety around, jeez, what am I going to do next? What is my life going to look like this year?

Vanessa, on Mindfulness

The doctor advised me that I should not make a research project out of the diagnosis … With all of this new information, I felt confused and overwhelmed. I knew I needed surgery, but should I get a second opinion? How do I find a good surgeon? Should I have a second biopsy? It was then that I began to understand the endocrinologist's warning.

Nicole, on Mindfulness

It's not the end of the world. It feels like it is, but it's not.

Alyson, on Mindfulness

I was surprised when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I had had breast cancer 10 years ago, and it was a very aggressive estrogen-positive cancer. They had considered me cured for 10 years, so I was really shocked that it came back and that it came back in another form.

Erika, on Mindfulness

As much as my husband can try and know, as much as my friends can try and know, and as much as people want to put themselves in my position and have that empathy and sympathy and whatever else for me, unless you've literally been through it, you cannot understand it. You cannot.

Ricki, on Mindfulness

I don't know why people are afraid of disease because everybody has something. Whether it's high blood pressure, diabetes, problems with their weight. Everybody has something in their family, so I really believe families need to talk about it, need to put it out there, need to write it down.

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