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Questions to Ask Before Getting a Preventative Mastectomy

Should You Get a Preventative Double Mastectomy?

“Sometimes you gotta take a bullet to dodge a cannonball,” says cancer survivor Joel Slaven. If you’re wondering if you should get a preventative mastectomy, you might think of breast cancer as the cannonball and surgery as the bullet. A double mastectomy will wound you and change you forever…but it won’t destroy you like a cannonball.
When You’re Homesick for Your Old Life Feelings of Homesickness

When You’re Homesick for Your Old Life

These four tips will help you cope when you’re feeling homesick for your old life after a divorce, death or diagnosis of a deadly disease. Maybe you miss your old home, pet, or someone you love. You keep thinking, “I want my old life back” or even “I feel homesick, but I don’t know what for.”
How to Cope With Sadness When You Miss Your Mom

4 Ways to Cope When You Miss Your Mom

“I miss my mom,” was all I could think on the plane from Montreal to Vancouver. It’s not Mother’s Day and I’ve never been sentimental, but watching a French mom soothe her toddler to sleep made me miss my own mother.
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Here You Are…and There You Go

“What do you want to have spent your life doing?” I wrestled with that question all day Saturday. Sunday came, and so did Pastor Craig’s sermon about where we go (the bad place? the good place?) after we breathe our last.