Posts by: Marlys Johnson

Sometimes when things hit hard and fast — like cancer – like loss of health or a way of life, or loss of a loved one — there can be a tendency to wrap our lives…

I walked beside my husband, Gary, with late stage prostate cancer for several years longer than the professionals originally projected. Ten burbling, courage-fi…

My friend, upon turning 40, had a mammogram. Suspicious areas showed up in both breasts, which precipitated an ultrasound, two biopsies and additional mammograp…

Whether loss of health, a job, financial reversals, or loss in death, it is difficult coping and thriving during the holidays. This is my favorite time of year.…

A blog reader recently sent an email about his wife who died too quickly after a cancer diagnosis. “I was unprepared and now alone. My awesome wife and friend ……

My friends invited me to join them this past weekend for a game in Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. They have a grandson who plays football for the University of O…

A friend of mine started dating a man six months after he was diagnosed with cancer. At the start of their relationship, he was open about his health issues. An…

The concept of repurposing catches my imagination. It’s the idea of adapting something for a purpose other than its original intent — a purpose that can be just…

Back when Hubby and I first heard those unbalancing epic words: “You have cancer,” my thoughts went to, What next? Where do we go from here? Since every cancer…

“The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.” – Epicurus   Being an obsessive list-maker, if given the assignment to sum up the things Hubby’s ca…

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