Tackling cancer mindfully

The movie 50/50 was refreshingly frank about cancer. These Mindful stories also offer a new perspective, from diagnosis to treatment.

Still via www.50-50themovie.com

Here are some of Mindful.org’s best pieces about coping with cancer. If you’re looking for some honest and mindful support, you’ve come to the right place.

Game Face On: Hockey enthusiast Geoff Eaton faces-off against leukemia—and plays the game of his life. Read Geoff’s story in “Trading in his Hockey Stick for a Walking Stick, a chapter from The Healing Circle, by Rob Rutledge and Timothy Walker.

Practicing with Cancer: Barry Boyce explains how mindfulness teacher Elana Rosenbaum turned a cancer diagnosis into an opportunity to help others live.

Coping with Cancer: Faced with cancer, mindfulness instructor Elana Rosenbaum had to put her practice to the test.

Walking Mindfully: My Journey with Breast Cancer: Living with breast cancer has opened up many questions for Kimberly Holman. Here she shares her evolving thoughts about diseases and the choices we all must make in our lives.

Mama Raccoon: When author Barbara Gates got breast cancer, she found healing by recognizing the strength in her animal community and learning to trust her body and the earth.

Read about a 2012 study about MBSR helping breast cancer survivors cope with depression here.


Photo: The comedic film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen (who co-wrote based on a true story), pulls no punches when it comes to talking about cancer. Click here to watch the film’s trailer.