Nutrition

Purchase our book GAME ON. GAME ON has a nutrition chapter that gives you pertinent information about diet and cancer.  Visit our store passonjoy.com. Tuesday Brooks is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Cancer Nutrition.  She shares with us her “Top...

Supportive & Palliative Care

What is supportive and palliative care? Supportive and Palliative care specializes in the medical care for people living with serious illness. Focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to relieve suffering and improve quality...

Grief, Loss, & Legacy

TIPS FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE Grief is the natural process to adjust to loss and for the heart to heal. Time does not heal all wounds. Grief requires active grief work to heal, not the passive passage of time. Grief takes as long as it takes. Grief work is the hardest...
Counseling

Counseling

WHAT IS CANCER COUNSELING? Cancer counseling is supportive counseling for a normal life crisis.  Cancer is a normal life crisis.  It is not emotional pathology.  It’s just that your life, thus far, has had little or no prior experience to prepare you to be able to...
In the Mirror

In the Mirror

I remember back in the early summer when the days were long, COVID was rampant, and grief had sunk in, and I looked in the mirror.  Not just a typical look but an in-depth look.    I stared and said to myself, “this has taken a toll on you.” You could see...
Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

The other day I picked up Barrett from school to go with me to get my flu shot.  He already got his flu shot at school, so he knew how it felt.  As Kerry got the injection ready, I sat in the chair while Barrett sat beside me.  In a minute, Barrett reached over and...
Everything You Got

Everything You Got

Yesterday our pastor, Bryan Fink, preached a sermon he entitled SECOND PLACE.  It reminded me of when Jay would tell the girls they were winners and that second place was the 1st place loser.  Much of the same things that Bryan led the sermon with was what Jay use to...
Stand By You

Stand By You

Last weekend I was traveling here and there and while I drive, I love to listen to either a podcast, a book, or I sing very loud to my music.  One of my favorite artists is Rachel Platten.  The first song of hers that I listened to over and over was Fight Song.  Then...
Rebuild the Temple

Rebuild the Temple

Sweets, my downfall!  I grew up with comfort food.  We had three meals a day that consisted of good ole southern, something fried, greasy, and good.  We always had dessert.  When I got home from school, there was always something sweet to eat.  Therefore in my...
Threads Are Sewn

Threads Are Sewn

When I went to visit Anna, I saw all her blankies in her bed.  All my girls and grandkids have blankies; I even have a blankie.  My mother made out of nylon tricot.  She loved to make them.  She would make them in all different colors, with the trim being a different...