Blog Archive

January 3, 2022

Good Riddance, 2021

New year, new you. Time to start fresh. The dawn of a new day. Oh, you annoying clichés. I realize you can’t help it—it’s early January […]
December 7, 2021
Christmas decor

Supply Chain Chaos, Holiday Bests
and More COPE Impact

Thank you, Diane! Your blog brings insight and perspective! -Jane Kotsiopulos, Survivor Now that we are in full-on holiday 2021 mode, a few weeks ago it […]
October 31, 2021

What Breast Cancer Does to Us

“I found myself underlining in several places and calling a friend to read lines from Diane’s October 2021 blog to him because I found them so […]
October 4, 2021
Diane - makeup

My Perfect Imperfections

From the time I entered Kindergarten at Cotesfield, Nebraska School Dist. #14 until I became a teenager, I obsessed and depressed over my vanity. Hair. I […]
August 31, 2021

20 Years: Reflections and Healing

I was going to open this post with a statistic about how many attacks have occurred on American soil. But I realized the term “attacks” can […]
July 27, 2021

A Future Therapist’s Perspective

One of my greatest joys is when a young professional reaches out to let me know they have decided to study what is called psycho-oncology—an interdisciplinary […]
June 30, 2021

Did That Really Happen?
Mid-life Interpretations
& Confessions

My favorite part of summer is early morning. From 5 to 6:30 a.m., before that fireball in the sky begins its daily scorching as it clears […]
June 7, 2021
Cards During Cancer

Second Chances and
Reflections on Life in Lockdown

“Always and All-ways, I SO enjoy coming into and sharing Diane’s words and her worlds, but she and I know (and have known) that for many […]
May 3, 2021
No so Ordinary Life

An Average Day in a
Not-So-Ordinary Life

Wasteful humans that we are, Rene and I still receive the print edition of the Wall Street Journal Monday through Saturday. I refuse to let go […]