Las Vegas, Nevada
Social Media: @davidrichman_cycleoflives (Instagram); cycleoflives (Facebook)
Caregiver to sister, who died of brain cancer
Twist on Cancer: People are well-equipped (or can be closely guided through) the "tasks" around their cancer: navigating time off of work, finding coverage for the kids, learning to eat better, reducing stress, etc.
It's the emotional side of cancer that most people are totally unequipped to deal with. It’s rare to have people around to explore that emotional side with. Guilt, shame, anger, fear, loneliness, and a host of other emotions can lead to self-isolation and abandonment; it's often easier to not engage in the hard conversations. But we are all looking for more meaningful, authentic, deep connections with those around us, and this means learning how to start those hard conversations.