Author Archives: judesthinkin

The Coping Dance: Cancer and Mental Health

It’s been months since I could do this. Write. Aside from tweeting and the occasional Facebook post or text, I could not work up the mental stamina to write more than a few paragraphs which I reserved for personal emails.  … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Dollars

Originally published on Pink-Link, July 9, 2013 A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post entitled “Strangled by Their Own Pink Ribbon” that went slightly viral in the breast cancer and health communities. It gave me … Continue reading

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Metastatic in the Land of the Living

Originally published in The Huffington Post / HuffPoWomen, on June 26, 2013 My world is going by too fast. The volume is up before I leave my bed in the morning. I try to rein it in, but there is … Continue reading

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Strangled By Their Own Pink Ribbon

Originally published in The Huffington Post / HuffPo Impact on June 7, 2013 After I recently published my memoir “Breast Left Unsaid” chronicling my first battle with breast cancer, my publicist suggested that I become active on Twitter. In doing … Continue reading

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Meditation and Big Buddha Cigars

Originally posted on The Huffington Post “HuffPo/50” – May 2013 My friend Michelle is driving with me to the doctor. From the moment we leave my driveway, we are awkwardly chit-chatting, bouncing erratically from topic to topic unable to resolve … Continue reading

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Angelina’s Decision

I woke up this morning and read about Ms Jolie’s brave and I daresay, wise decision, to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. To most people who don’t have high risk factors or the disease, this might seem extreme. In fact, … Continue reading

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Getting My First Book Over the Finish Line

Originally posted on Girlfriends Book Club blog April 8,2013 I am a huge, borderline stalker fan of writer David Sedaris and have been to many of his readings and book signings over the years. Sitting in the audience of this … Continue reading

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