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Words from the Heart

Cancer is a heavy topic for many, and those who are going through it may feel lost at times. The World Change Coalition has cooperated with many parties to bring you "Words from the Heart," our collection of stories of hope, encouragement, and support. Whether you are going through cancer yourself or know someone who is, we hope that these stories can help you in your fight against cancer.

Words From Ms. Diane

    As a 7-year survivor, I have finally found clarity and balance. Quite literally, cancer helped me find my calling, which is to advocate for more resources and healing for the emotional scars caused by cancer. My healing came through journaling and eventually publishing an award-winning book about how I founded the first university  specialty in the country to offer psycho-oncology training at the graduate level.

Words of Encouragement

Here are some mantras and inspirational thoughts:

  • Fill me with light. The light of optimism and faith. The light of confidence that I am strong enough to face this challenge.

  • I feel so frightened and alone, fearful that my cancer diagnosis is payback for something I did wrong. Give me wisdom and insight to process why this has happened.

  • Help me collect my thoughts. My life is already overwhelming, and this diagnosis has added more stress.

  • Right now the world is a dark, terrifying place. Please help me to see and be the light.

  • My mind is filled with only questions, not answers, and I am confused. Help my mind sort fact from fear.

  • As I sit here in the darkness, I lift up my worries, seeking solace. Fill my heart with the comfort of your grace.

  • Grant me the ability to see the gift in every situation, even in the unpleasant experiences. 

  • There is no challenge that I cannot overcome.

  • My anchor is the belief that I am worthy.

  • I believe I can because I know I can.​​


Some Helpful Insight

  • Designate a place (or places) in your home that is a sacred/safe space for you to be alone with quiet time to reflect, meditate or practice breathing/relaxation exercises. Establish an understanding that when you are in your safe space, others are asked to respect your request to not be disturbed.

  • Expect some who have not experienced cancer to give you unsolicited advice on what they think you should do to find comfort/relief/stay positive. Some of their advice might be strange, over the top, or perhaps even offensive. They are likely trying to help because they care. Remember that your cancer experience is unique to you.

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