Life with Cancer, Entry#16: The Lure of Suicide

It was because of a suicide that convinced me to start this blog (if you missed it, you can read the details from Entry#01: Ground Zero), and so I’d like to talk about this topic now that it has a little more personal meaning to me. I have always been one to try to see the…

5 Things Keeping You From Being Happy, and How to Overcome Them.

So many things that we learn in life, we learn from our parents.  My dad, probably more than anyone, taught me how to be happy. Dad grew up during wartime Vietnam.  He lived through violence, oppression, and unspeakable hardships that would have made weaker men give up and die. But he didn’t. He persevered, escaped from the…

Life with Cancer, Entry#05: Looks Can be Deceiving

Cancer is an odd disease. It’s not like a cold or the chicken pox where you pretty much know what to expect and how long to expect it for.  Even two people with the same type of cancer can have very different experiences with the affliction. Some people with cancer look like death, but are…