COVID-19

What Never Really Was

by Brooke Barnes October 13, 2020

Do you ever find yourself longing for some time in the past? An experience that, at the time didn’t seem remarkable or even enjoyable, but looking back all that you remember are the good parts. I started having this feeling recently about the early days of quarantine.

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Cancer vs Coronavirus

by Amanda Ferraro

As a cancer patient, the only silver lining that I can currently think of during a global pandemic is that our oncology team has prepared us so very well.

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September 2020 Magazine: The Wellness and Mindfulness Issue

by Nick Giallourakis September 2, 2020

When we put together our editorial calendar at the end of 2019 for 2020, I never imagined how significantly important our decision was to make the September magazine the “wellness and mindfulness” issue.

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Your Fear is Valid

by Rachel Mihalko July 27, 2020

This fear that I feel is not uncommon in this world. So many survivors and patients are struggling with this right now. People who don’t understand it may call it irrational, but what it truly is is valid. We have been through so much, so no wonder a global pandemic would bring out those fears. We’ve lived periods of our lives in which we avoided sickness as much as possible, because of how detrimental it can be when in treatment with a suppressed immune system. 

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Caregiving + COVID-19 = More Stress

by Angie Giallourakis June 8, 2020

Caring for loved ones with cancer requires emotional fortitude, empathy, dedication, strength, and patience (for yourself and others). Knowing that this situation is impacting our lives, I thought it best to provide some coping strategies while social distancing.

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2020: What Fresh Start?

by Lisa Orr June 1, 2020

If I’m being completely honest, ‘survivor’ is still a term I struggle with. Something I often ask myself is: will I always feel this way? Is it hard for me to accept this term because the wounds are still so fresh?

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Masking It

by Anny Carroll May 28, 2020

Recently, I’ve seen numerous people talk about how difficult it is to wear a mask. “It’s too hot.” “I can’t breathe in it.” “It makes me feel claustrophobic.” I’ve had several people ask me how I can possibly stand wearing one all day at work.

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Quarantine Life: The “New” Normal

by Jesse Anne Moore May 27, 2020

Welcome To quarantine life: The “New” Normal. One day your living your life-day in and day out-on repeat. Everything seems fine..maybe a little off every now and then but for the most part-normal. Then SUDDENLY everything changes. Everything is up in the air in limbo.

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Keeping Hope Alive in Uncertain Times

by Mike Wark May 21, 2020

What does it mean to find hope in each day, when it feels as though the world is crashing all around you? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the globe, and each day brings more pessimism over the latest infection rates, economic contractions, business closures, and the like, it can seem a huge challenge not to get lost down the metaphorical rabbit hole of uncertainty, anxiety, and despair.

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Reopening: Through the Eyes of a Cancer Survivor

by Jennifer Anand May 11, 2020

I haven’t written anything directly about COVID-19, and somewhat purposefully. My social media and news-feed are inundated with information from left and right-wing news outlets, opinion posts from my extreme liberal and conservative friends.

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