CURE is a superb magazine. Excellent writing and graphics serve its mission. As its tagline says, "combining science with humanity, CURE makes cancer understandable." As if that weren't enough, subscriptions are free to survivors and their caregivers.
As a member of the advisory board, I recently submitted a guest blog post, entitled Mantra for a Healthy Survivor
(introduction to the post)
"Live each day as if it is your last."
I have only one thing to say about this popular mantra among patients who have completed treatment: No thanks!
I understand their logic. Just as hunger is the best appetizer, the threat of loss can heighten all the senses in pleasurable ways. I remember the sensory feast when my diagnosis first forced me to face my mortality. Berries tasted sweeter. Music sounded richer. Skies looked bluer.
Why not embrace my current remission by living each day as if it is my last? Why not hold on to the outlook that enhances the beauty of everything in my little world?
For complete post, go to CURE blog.