Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

STOP: Take a moment to breathe

It's time to stop. Take more than a second. Take a minute. Take 30 or 60 minutes. You know you need it from running your over scheduled, exhaustion inducing rat race life and consider what it is you really want in or out of life. Is what you're doing what you want to do? Do your actions show who you are and who you want to be? The holidays, Christmas time, anytime studies have shown that how we see ourselves often is very different than how we actually are suggesting that the view we have of our true ideal self, who we want to be, is being drowned out by the humdrum of everyday life. Recent research by notorious naturopath Dr. Weil suggests that this also leads to depression. It's no wonder people are feeling disenfranchised all over. The murmur of technology: music blaring, tv in the backgrounds, internet surfing on the side has distracted from what is really us, replacing it instead with a computer generated, photo shopped reality. The Joneses we compare ourselves to are no longer our neighbors; they're the Kardashians, because tv has brought them into our lives but our livingrooms. No wonder technology appears to have lead to an increase in depression, it has drowned out the whisper of our inner voice, taken time away from thinking and learning about who we really are, not just on the inside, but in relation to the world, especially when that world we're relating to is an artificially perfected reality. So what's a person to do? Rejecting technology outright is a little extreme. It's important to learn how to live in harmony with your environment. I suggest remembering what you receive is a reflection of you. If you want a close group of loyal friends be that loyal giving friend you've always wanted. Knowing what you want overtime you will get what you want it just may take a little bit of quiet soul searching.
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