September 2018

new beginnings, life after cancer
I know we talk a lot about life after cancer—how you might feel, what to expect, and all about your new normal. We have classes to prepare you for re-entry into the world as a cancer survivor. And we talk a lot about your feelings. It may seem overdone and exhausting, but I think it’s necessary and above all—it’s positive. It means that survival is up and people are looking to live a better,...
Time goes quickly but remember to be present!
With the start of the new school year, I have had many thoughts and reflections. First, I know I am not the only one to think that this summer flew by! How does that happen? It seems that every year the time goes faster and faster, to the point that I experience an anxious state about all of the things I intended to do but didn’t for one reason or another. I have learned that the older I get, the...
If you need resources for substance abuse, there is help available.
This September, Sussex County is “Going Purple” to raise awareness around addiction and substance abuse in the area. The project is based on the Purple Project, which is an initiative of the Herren Project. It was established by Chris Herren, a former NBA player with the Celtics. Chris Herren himself has battled addiction and knows first-hand the impact it has on individuals and their families. By...
Sue enjoys a camping and outdoors adventure with the Backroads group.
My favorite life experiences have involved camping – and I don’t want to give camping up. My parents sent me away to Yokuts Club Camp in Yosemite when I was seven years old. Though that first camping escapade for me was actually my expulsion during their divorce, my love for the outdoors was established. I saw the Milky Way for the first time. I smelled the scent of authentic cedar and experienced...
This blogger has a Spirited daughter - who keeps us on our toes!
I have always believed that perseverance is something to be admired and celebrated. Similarly – determination, energy, and enthusiasm are all excellent qualities. These are the characteristics we applaud in many adults, as evidenced by the vast number of memes out there now under the category #ShePersisted. The #ShePersisted movement began when Sen. Elizabeth Warren was interrupted on the Senate...