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Jacqueline Kabat on Comedy Improv and Healing

By on February 12th, 2016 Categories: Community Knowledge

If you’ve ever seen the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you’re familiar with comedy improvisation, or improv. Comedy actors make up the plot, dialogue, and characters spontaneously in the moment, without a script.

Comedian Jacqueline Kabat has been immersed in improv, standup, and sketch writing since 1997. She’s taught improv workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, and the Chopra Center. Today, she runs …

Our Members Share Tips for Improving Sexuality

By on February 10th, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

When Valentine’s Day approaches with ads featuring romance, flowers, and lingerie, it can be a difficult reminder for some women who’ve been treated for breast cancer. Treatments can sometimes have a big impact on libido and your ability to enjoy sex.

Our Discussion Board community members exchange ideas about how to deal with these challenges in the I Want My Mojo Back! thread — one …

Metastatic Breast Cancer: How Holley Kitchen Changed the Game

By on January 27th, 2016 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Holley Kitchen seemed to arrive out of nowhere. She was 42 and living in Cedar Park, Texas, with her husband and two boys, and she’d been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2013. In the spring of 2015, Holley posted a homemade video on Facebook. In the video, she used a series of note cards and poignant, even humorous facial expressions to explain what it’s …

Speak to Me Stillness

By on December 23rd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Since my first cancer diagnosis in 1993, I have practiced meditation. Nothing fancy, just following my breath. I was initially breathing myself away from the loud speakers in my head suggesting that I work harder to get well or do a better job, in general.

Many years later, I am able to follow the breath for an hour. But every practice, no matter how short, …

Jesse Case on Community: “We Have Each Other. It’s Okay.”

By on December 17th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

This month, we’re wrapping up our three-part series with 29-year-old standup comic Jesse Case. In part one and part two, we get into his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer earlier this year, his connection to Breastcancer.org, and what it’s like to go out and do standup comedy between treatments. He podcasts each week at Jesse vs. Cancer, an hour-long show that’s funny,

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