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Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes' Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Choose Love, Not Fear:  Joe Semmes' Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it's also less aggressive than other pancreatic cancers and can often be cured. Read more ...

What the heck is qi?

What the heck is qi?

The concept of qi lies at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is central to Taoist philosophy. Qi is defined as the energetic or animating force associated with all living things. Read more ...

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins will teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins will teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

As far back as she can remember Lisa Bassett loved to roller skate. Her mother Linda Clark was always chauffeuring Lisa and her friends to the local rink. Never an invitation to join them, of course. It was just, "Drop us off and pick us up Mom!"

Pine Tree Hospice Golf Open 2014

Pine Tree Hospice Golf Open 2014

 

Area golfers looking to play for a good cause should SAVE THE DATE for the Pine Tree Hospice’s 2014 Golf Open on Saturday, June 28 at Dexter Municipal Golf Course and on Sunday, June 29 at Foxcroft Golf Club. There will be a scramble format with 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. flights each day. Golfers can play either one or both days. Lunch will be provided for all. An overall tournament prize will be awarded along with several daily prizes. This event is open to the public and all area golfers are welcome. Call 564-4346 or email wecare@pinetreehospice.org for more info.

 

One Man's Ongoing Struggle with Lyme Disease

One Man's Ongoing Struggle with Lyme Disease

Michael Anderson recently wrote to me about his ongoing struggle with Lyme disease. He gave me permission to share his story, which I decided to do in his own words:

By Michael Anderson

Dear Diane,

Pine Tree Hospice Presents Author, Val Walker and "The Art of Comforting"

What Do I Say or Do?

Val Walker, author of The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for People in Distress (Penguin, 2010), will be the guest speaker at Pine Tree Hospice’s community forum on how to support and communicate with individuals who are going through serious illness, bereavement, or other difficult life circumstances.

Val Walker provides training in the art of comforting at hospitals, universities, government agencies, and businesses.  Her articles have appeared in AARP Bulletin, Good Housekeeping, and Whole Living magazines. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, with specialized study in grief, loss and disability.