Posts by: Marlys Johnson

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…

Since bringing my 89-year-old mother-in-law, Ivalene, home from the hospital where she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we’ve been hit with the upper respi…

Snaking through the security line at Los Angeles International, I noticed an abandoned backpack. I watched it for a few moments as the line continued to move. “…

This e-book by Marlys Johnson offers a practical and heartfelt look at managing grief at the holidays. Do you keep family traditions, or put them on hold? Invit…

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

This past weekend was the annual Tour des Chutes — a multi-distance cycling event and walk/run in my hometown to local families dealing with cancer. Founded by…

It hung around way too late in the day before I recognized this no-energy-no-interest-in-anything blahness. That’s when I got out my script pad and wrote a pres…

I remember the nurse – after the surgery where we learned the cancer had already spread – who brought blankets and pillows so I could sleep in the recliner next…

Shortly after Hubby died, I read a book by Eugene O’Kelly, Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. O’Kelly was diagnosed with cancer and…

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