Learning to Be Kind to Myself: What Does that Look Like?

“I’m unsure where to start. What to write. What to say. I guess that is common when you hear news that causes your breath to be caught. While sitting in the doctor’s office with a close family member, we received the heart breaking and disorienting news that the chemo is not working. The tumors of this rare and aggressive cancer are growing. It was only three short years ago, I lost my mom to cancer. And here I stand, walking this road again. This time, with my dad. I’ve heard the advice to be kind to myself many times over the past several days and weeks. But in this moment, in this deep ache, I’m unsure what that looks like.”

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