It’s hard to believe that the Share Triumph Virtual Conference starts next month (which is just a couple short weeks away)! If you’d like to register for the free online event that will take place from August 5-15th, click here. The Share Triumph Conference is a great way to learn more about the survivors and experts featured in the book TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer, which includes my survivor story and the stories of 40 other inspiring women.
As I’ve mentioned before, writing my survivor chapter for the book was a labor of love. Although I had written the initial draft of my story six years earlier—after my diagnosis—I’ve found that my perspective has changed so much over the past several years and there were important details that I had omitted from earlier versions out of sheer oversight. So, re-writing the piece from the beginning seemed like the only logical solution. I’m looking forward to seeing (and holding!) the finished book when it is released on September 17th!
On a different note, a few weeks ago, I spoke with Well + Good, one of my favorite wellness platforms, and was asked to share some of my tips for supporting a friend with cancer for an article. I was so honored to have my advice incorporated into the piece entitled, “How to Actually Support a Friend With Cancer, According to Survivors.” It brought back so many memories for me: how people reacted to my diagnosis in the early days; the strange things people said when I told them the news; and how friends rallied around and supported me. I hope my tips are helpful for other newly diagnosed cancer patients, caregivers, and family members.
You can read the full article from Well + Good, here.