Healing Stories

If you would like to submit a Healing Story or poem for consideration to be included in an eNewsletter and on our website, please click for the Submission Guidelines.

Published in the January 2016 E-NEWSLETTER
After Deep Canyon is a poem written by Margaret Dubay Mikus.

Published in the October 2015 E-NEWSLETTER
Deep Canyon 2 is a story written by Annan Paterson.

Published in the October 2014 E-NEWSLETTER
Caring for the Caregiver is a story written by Alice Hardesty.

Published in the July 2014 E-NEWSLETTER
Sunrise is a poem written by Wendy Organ.

Published in the March 2014 E-NEWSLETTER
Cancer’s Blessings is a poem written by Alice Hardesty.

Published in the January 2014 E-NEWSLETTER
My Cancer Story is a story written by Geneva R. Anderson.

Published in the November 2013 E-NEWSLETTER
8000 Last Days is a story written by Stephanie Sugars.

Published in the Spring 2013 POSTAL NEWSLETTER
Cancer Evokes the Soul is a story written by Jeannine Walston.

Published in the December 2012 E-NEWSLETTER
Beginnings, Endings, Beginnings is a story written by Rosaria Cabrera.

Published in the October 2012 E-NEWSLETTER
Independence Day is a story written by Marilyn Holasek Lloyd.

Published in the July 2012 E-NEWSLETTER
Keeping What Is True Before Us is a story written by Mark Nepo.

Published in the May 2012 E-NEWSLETTER
Vaccine is a story written by Nancy McKay.

Published in the March 2012 E-NEWSLETTER
Harmonica Lessons is a story written by Susan English Fetcho.

Published in the December 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Holding Hope, Lightly is a story written by Inbal Kashtan.

Published in the September 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Writing It Out is a story written by Sharon Bray.

Published in the July 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
All the Shoes is a story written by Dorrie Slutsker.
My Ethical Will after Healing is a poem written by Nancy McKay.

Published in the June 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Reconstruction is a story written by Autumn Stephens.
Subject: me and my current update is a poem written by Sally Blumenthal-McGannon.

Published in the May 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
The Lesson is a story written by Dorrie Slutsker.
The Thing Is is a poem written by Ellen Bass.

Published in the April 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Why Wait? is a story written by Katherine Everett.
Smile Again is a poem written by Gerald Green.

Published in the March 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Sudden Lover is a story written by Julie Holabird.
Obvious Nature is a poem written by Elizabeth Hess Stamper.

Published in the February 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
A Very Special Horse is a story written by Sheila Heuer.
A Spangled Life is a poem written by Patricia Reynolds Sorbye.

Published in the January 2011 E-NEWSLETTER
Sniffing Out What Is Sacred is a story written by Mark Nepo.
Dream in my 72nd Year is a poem written by Nancy McKay.

Published in the December 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
A Daily Spirited Tea Party is a story written by Judy Hart.
Hope is a poem written by Emily Dickinson.

Published in the November 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Touched by Angels is a story written by Douglas Beckstein.
Convergence is a poem written by Susan Deborah King.

Published in the October 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Crossing the Line is a story written by Margaret Passanisi.
Cry in the Waste of Silence is a poem written by Caroline Knowles.

Published in the September 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Nine Years of Healing is a story written by A. Ann Lovell.
No Regrets is a poem written by Nancy McKay.

Published in the August 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Pills is a story written by Chaya Malika.
God is Like Bubble Wrap is a poem written by Danielle Mattson.

Published in the July 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
The Namesake is a story written by Lior Jacober.
I wear black boots today is a poem written by Stephanie Silvia.

Published in the JUNE 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Breast Cancer Healing Story-20 Year Anniversary is a story written by Anna Keck-Tomasso.
Cause and Effect is a poem written by Nancy McKay.

Published in the MAY 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Washing for My Hero is a story written by William Thompson.
The Garden of Illness and Enlightenment are 2 poems written by Sylvia S. Thompson.

Published in the APRIL 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
The Anniversary is a story written by Marie Munson.
When the Darkness Comes is a poem written by Karen Jurgens.

Published in the MARCH 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Guidelines for submitting a Healing Story or Poem.
3 Poems written by Lois Hjelmstad.

Published in the FEBRUARY 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
Living with Cancer is a story written by Jan Pool Stecher.
Strangers and Angels is a poem written by T. Garvice Murphree.

Published in the JANUARY 2010 E-NEWSLETTER
The Second Best Thing is a story written by Nancy McKay.
Grounding is a poem written by Patricia Reynolds Sorbye.

Published in the DECEMBER 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
The Pass to Freedom is a poem written by Elizabeth O.
All this Joy, All This Sorrow is a story written by Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD.

Published in the NOVEMBER 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
BART is a poem written by Parthenia M. Hicks.
Travelers on the Path is a story written by Sybil Shane.

Published in the OCTOBER 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
Reading and Writing for Pleasure and Denial is an essay written by Gail Coufal.
Living Still is a prose poem written by Lauren Carley.

Published in the SEPTEMBER 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
One, Two, Three is a story written by Gerald Green.
The Matter is a poem written by Patricia Reynolds Sorbye.

Published in the AUGUST 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
A Hello That Is Really A Goodbye is a story written by Lior Jacober.
It Was Another Woman is a poem written by Nancy M. McKay.

Published in the JULY 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and cancer survivor who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. His recent books include Facing the Lion, Being the Lion: Finding Inner Courage Where It Lives and Surviving Has Made Me Crazy. This Poem Should Be a Circle is from a new book in progress, Just Keep Working, Said the Storm to the Leaf and About to Leave the Earth is from a new book of stories, As Far As the Heart Can See. Please visit www.MarkNepo.com

Published in the JUNE 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
I’ve Nothin’ to Do is from Semicolon, Doug Beckstein’s book that is part memoir and part how-to-survive-and-then-thrive with colon cancer. We’ve also included one of Doug’s poems, Waiting.

Published in the MAY 2009 E-NEWSLETTER
The Conference That Turned Us
This was written by Amy Webb about her experience at the Greenville, SC Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving™ conference in June, 2007. You can email Amy at awebbphd@gmail.com.