It doesn’t require fancy wrapping paper, a large budget or ribbons and bows. Acknowledgment is something that requires only our time and thoughtfulness. Yet it is one of the most powerful gifts we can give one another. When we acknowledge someone we: are saying that even in today’s busy world with all that is going…
What is it that has us live as if we are separate, individual beings walking our own path? All around us is evidence of the connectedness of the universe. The single planets are part of a solar system. An event anywhere within that system has an effect on the whole.
It doesn’t really matter what causes this fallacy of unconnected lives. It is more important to seek the truth that, like the planets, the actions of a single person ripple out into the world.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen the power of people joining together and sharing resources to overcome the challenges of loss and lack of essentials. Cooperation over competition. We versus me. It is inspiring to witness and to take part in this universal exchange, but must we wait for a crisis or natural disaster to employ this way of living?
For those of us who are truly passionate about our work, at some point, there is no real separation between what we do and who we are. Our values, goals, passion and commitment are in alignment with the life’s work we choose. Alison discovered her niche at a young age and is already making significant…
In my last blog post, we explored the topic of advocacy. Today I have the honor of featuring a representative from the next generation of cancer advocates. While search for cancer cures remains a major priority, there is an evolution occurring in the cancer conversation where a stronger emphasis is finally being placed on prevention…
Helping my clients to generate skills and strengths in self-advocacy is a consistent part of the coaching conversation and support I provide to them in our work together. As present as the concept of advocacy is in my daily work with cancer survivors and caregivers, I was not fully aware of how I also wear the mantel of advocacy for survivors until I attended the UICC World Cancer Congress in August 2012.
I was there to present the eposter I created with my co-founders of the Cancer Survivorship Coaching Coalition on the impact of coaching for people facing challenges in survivorship.
Being trained as a coach and living the model is the major key to my success story of overcoming grief related depression and learning to love life again after losing my husband to cancer. I was at the conference on a mission to share the profound impact and outcomes I witness in my work applying life coaching to so many of the survivorship challenges that significantly impact quality of life. But, I didn’t see myself as an advocate…yet.
When I launched coaching by tambre, several years ago focused on assisting cancer survivors and caregivers, my mission was to help them to move from surviving their circumstances to thriving in spite of them.
My clients have made incredible strides and many have moved from having a functional life to an optimal life, often in the face of major challenges. Thriving is better than surviving but it falls short of my greatest vision for myself and for others.
Moving past shoulds and have tos toward choice and actions aligned with your greater vision.
Thanks to USAA for capturing and sharing the story of former Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers is known for his Lone Marine long salute.
In honor of all those who serve, who have served, their families and those who have paid the ultimate price on our behalf for our freedom.
Part 2 of my interview with Sally Dominick, Project Manager and Samantha Bailey, Study Coordinator for Fertility & Parenthood on the high priority issues surrounding fertility and parenthood for YA cancer survivors.