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How To Help A Friend With Cancer: Best Practices and Ideas

How To Help A Friend With Cancer: Best Practices and Ideas

When my friend was diagnosed with cervical cancer years ago, it was the first time I had tried to serve someone with a critical diagnosis. Honestly, because of my anxiety, I was a clueless and unhelpful bystander other than praying. I froze and regretfully did nothing. I wish someone had given me a list of pragmatic ways to serve.

It wasn’t until my own mother-in-law had lung cancer that I began to understand from the inside how to be more useful.

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How To Write Through Suicidal Hopelessness And Come Out The Other Side Stronger.

How To Write Through Suicidal Hopelessness And Come Out The Other Side Stronger.

Some days it’s hard to put on a pretty face.

Tears welling up in my eyes make the mascara goopy instead of crisp and thick, sloppy smears pool at the corners as I attempt to apply it. “Gotta pull it together, pretty girl,” my voice speaks to the reflection in the mirror. “You have to take your daughter to the doctor and help your husband host a lunch meeting.” 

Why can’t I summon the will to live right now? Sometimes there are days when all I can say is “I’m sorry.”

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