Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friendships Through Cancer

As March comes to a close it’s time for a little more reflection on friendships. We’re excited to share with you in the next few weeks, some friendships we made the Cancer Treatment Centers of  America Blogger Summit. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some highlights from our weekend with 20 of some of the most inspiring people you will ever meet!

For this week, think about these three prompts.

  • What is one word that describes your best friend? Encourage people to use one word to describe you!
  • Share a quote or song that reminds you of your best friend.
  • Give thanks and shout out to your friends that have stuck by you during treatment and helped you get through!

Bonus Reading: A Friendship, Interrupted from New York Times writer Suleika Jaouad

Now it’s up to you!!

Share your reflections on your MyLifeLine.org website. Share it to Facebook and Twitter. Leave a comment below!

You can share on FacebookTwitter (use #MLLCommunity), or by commenting below. We hope to hear from you!

Feel free to use the #MLLCommunity hashtag for anything you write about that brings you connection, inspiration, and healing!

Stay tuned for the next #MLLCommunity post, next week! If you missed February, here’s a recap!

 

Stay tuned for next month’s post. Next month’s theme is Reflect on Work/Hobbies/Interests

Travel Scholarships for Cancer and Careers

MyLifeLine.org is a community partner of the Cancer and Careers National Conference on Work and Cancer.

Travel scholarships are available! Go to: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/community/events/conference/travel-scholarships

Apply by March 29th!

This FREE conference explores the challenges working people face—job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, job re-entry and more—as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.

Date: June 14, 2013
Location: The Graduate Center at CUNY — 365 Fifth Avenue — New York City

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual National Conference on Work and Cancer! To register, click here. Interested in applying for a travel scholarship to the conference? Further information and the application can be found here.

We’re headed to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America

We’re excited to connect with other bloggers this weekend at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America!

It’s the perfect fit for our #MLLCommunity theme this month.

We get to meet twitter friends and advocates in person! We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag #CTCAAZ. Check out our tweets and Facebook posts throughout the weekend!

Check out the agenda on the left side of the page: http://ctca.cancercenter.com/western-blogger-summit/

Stay tuned for new blog posts about what  we learn at the summit!

Join virtually by watching it all unfold on Livestream! http://bit.ly/YseKGQ

How Has Cancer Affected Your Friendships?

How Has Cancer Changed your Friendships? We’ve heard amazing stories of how cancer profoundly changes relationships. Some for the better and some friendships are sadly ended. We’ve heard that new friendship bonds are created from meeting people who’ve been through the same thing.

March’s theme for the month is Reflect on Friendships.

This month the focus is on friends!

  • How has your cancer journey changed your relationship with friends?
  • How did your friends help during your cancer journey? How could they have been more helpful?
  • Have you made new friendships throughout your cancer journey?

Bonus Reading:

Find yourself an ostrich: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/living-with-cancer-for-the-birds/?src=recg

Huffington Post has an entire section dedicated to cancer fighter blogs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/generation-why

Kaylin blogs about the stigma she felt at first and how she’s breaking down the stigma: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kaylin-andres/living-with-cancer_b_2806442.html?utm_hp_ref=generation-why

Erika found love amidst her cancer journey: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erika-lade/cancer-dating_b_2680547.html?utm_hp_ref=generation-why

 

Now it’s up to you!!

Share your reflections on your MyLifeLine.org website. Share it to Facebook and Twitter. Leave a comment below!

You can share on FacebookTwitter (use #MLLCommunity), or by commenting below. We hope to hear from you!

Feel free to use the #MLLCommunity hashtag for anything you write about that brings you connection, inspiration, and healing!

Stay tuned for the next #MLLCommunity post, next week! If you missed February, here’s a recap!

 

 

#MLLCommunity-Reflect on Friendships

Now we’re into month 3 of the new #MLLCommunity campaign. We hope you enjoyed February and writing about your family.

March’s theme for the month is Reflect on Friendships. During a cancer diagnosis, friendships are an important part of your recovery.

This month the focus is on friends!

  • Share your favorite memories of your friends and include fun friend adventure photos in your Photo Gallery. Friendships through cancer
  • Ask your friends to contribute their fond memories of your adventures. Ask them to include their favorite photos.

Now it’s up to you!!

Share your favorite  memories on your MyLifeLine.org website. Share it to Facebook and Twitter. Leave a comment below! Share your memories and walk down memory lane with your friends and family.

We’d love to hear the fond memories you have of your friends. You can share on FacebookTwitter (use #MLLCommunity), or by commenting below. We hope to hear from you!

Feel free to use the #MLLCommunity hashtag for anything you write about that brings you connection, inspiration, and healing!

Stay tuned for the next #MLLCommunity post, next week! If you missed February, here’s a recap!