Knockin' on Heaven's Door

I’ve just come back from a conference with hundreds who’ve died and visited heaven. It’s the International Association for Near-Death Studies Convention, a yearly gathering to explore the ultimate trip. And I feel oddly comfortable with…

Why Me?

This must be the most common question that springs to mind when the bottom falls out of life. Its asked from the moment of diagnosis and wrestled with throughout the course of treatment. And its a question asked on two levels: the biological…

Moving Forward with Gratitude

I looked out at the unexpected crowd of 300+ who came for the launch of Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey on June 9th, and saw a treasure - these people, and so many more, were the living documents of my work and my life. I…

You're in Love - Literally!

You know the experience? – to love another so deeply your souls are connected. What happens to them resonates in you. You are part of their thoughts, their joy, and their sorrow. While it may start as a sentimental romantic notion, it can…

Finished Treatment - Now What?

Your cancer treatment is complete. You’re moving back into life, receiving the congratulations of friends and feeling the relief of family. Problem is, you may not feel relieved. In fact, you may feel a surprising discontent - not energized,…

A Resolution for Caregivers

It’s a new year. And the resolution to care for yourself – body, mind and soul – will be the most important, accessible promise you can make - but this resolution can only be kept if it is made from purpose, not pressure. And it must…

Strength through Weakness

In my last blog I spoke of two people who were bodhisattvas - warriors of compassion. In the face of cancer and mortality, they took steps to ensure their love remained greater than their fear. Like a sailboat in a storm, compassion became a…

Heroes in Disguise

It’s not a title we’d claim. It’s awkwardly acknowledged when part of other’s praise. Yet it is the most important discovery we could ever make – that we are heroes in disguise. Why is it that our inner child rejoices at such an idea…
David Maginley in Hospital

Grow Through Cancer

You have cancer, or are supporting someone who does. You’re scared, determined, overwhelmed, and searching. You may be asking “Why me?” or simply wondering what role spirituality plays in fighting this disease. That’s why you’re here,…