Cancer Lessons

I learned a lot throughout my cancer journey, and continue to learn much as a cancer survivor. Here’s everything I learned (and continue to learn) in one place. Some articles are specifically written for cancer patients/cancer survivors and their friends/family members. Others are for anyone wanting to learn some important life lessons (thanks to cancer).

What Breast Cancer Taught Me

Cancer changes you - which could be good or bad. But when you go through something like that, you can choose to learn some valuable lessons. Here's what breast cancer taught me. January 1st 2012... I was living the American Dream. Married to my college sweetheart with...

10 Powerful Life Lessons On How To Be Happy (Thanks to Cancer)

As a cancer survivor, I've learned a thing or two about life (and death).  And my journey has taught me much. Today, I want to share with you 10 powerful life lessons about how to be happy (courtesy of my cancer journey). Cancer made me stronger.  It taught me how to...

What Breast Cancer Survivors Should Know About Fear of Recurrence

If you're a breast cancer survivor like me (or any cancer survivor) then you wrestle with fear of your cancer recurring.  You might think about it all the time.  Or perhaps you pretend it's not there.  If you're lucky, you're managing it reasonably well... at least...

Can Cancer Survivors Have PTSD? Here’s What You Need to Know

Can cancer survivors have PTSD?  Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with war veterans and victims of assault, there's growing evidence that cancer survivors suffer from it too. Here's what you need to know about the effect of PTSD...

How to Find the Right Cancer Survivors Support Group for You

Thinking about joining a cancer survivors support group, yet not sure how to find the right one for you?  Maybe you're not sure you want to join a support group, and are trying to figure that out.  Here's what to consider when thinking about joining a cancer survivors...

How to Know What to Say to Cancer Survivors and Patients

Talking about cancer and someone's cancer journey is awkward and makes everyone feel vulnerable.  And humans really don't like vulnerability, do they?  Although talking to a cancer patient and/or a cancer survivor might be uncomfortable, with a bit of forethought it...

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Hey there, I’m Heather.

Recovering lawyer. Leadership Coach. Business Strategist. Cancer Survivor.

Lover of queso and dark chocolate (plus all things Texas Longhorns) who’s on a mission to help purpose-driven professionals confidently create your next level of success + impact (while ditching stress, overthinking and people-pleasing for good).

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