Enough is enough!

Yesterday was a sad day in our small, online community of thyroid cancer survivors.  Two survivors lost their battles to thyroid cancer. While that may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, it is enormous for those of us branded with the scarlet letter of cancer.  As many of my posts […]

An Open Letter to Dr. Drew

Dear Dr. Drew Congratulations! In a brief statement to a political rag, you managed to reveal one of the biggest misconceptions about thyroid treatment, while at the same time serving as a prime example of just how ignorant the medical profession has become when it comes to treating thyroid disease. I am sure you are […]

Is it really that easy?

It seems that during the holidays, we run as hot and cold as a cup of “hot” cocoa.  One moment, we are as happy as a kid on Christmas morning with a mountain of presents with shiny red bows, only to find ourselves depressed the next moment having to clean up after the holiday frenzy […]

Mommy has thyroid cancer

I recently wrote a guest blog post for HypothyroidMom about what it was like to tell my son that I had cancer.  This is one decision that many of us with cancer struggle with, as we are often desperate to shield our children from the truth in order to protect them. I hope it helps […]

Thank you ThyroidChange!

I am so honored that ThyroidChange featured the Thyroid Survivor Network today on their page while sharing the article Jodi Meltzer wrote about my struggle with thyroid cancer. It means a great deal to me that we can work together with other thyroid advocates to make things better for the entire thyroid community. Thank you […]

The Power of Positive Thinking

While a positive mind is good for our soul, did you know that a positive outlook is actually good for our bodies? An article recently featured on the Thyroid Survivor Network Facebook page explains how science is now finding a causal connection between a positive mind and a healthy body:  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/happiness-stress-heart-disease/ Of course, Harvard is […]

Gratitude Is Everything!

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson My entire life changed the day I decided not to waste a single moment feeling sorry for myself. I decided instead to find something… anything… for which to be grateful.  Even on my worst days, I would start small but would force […]