Things Not To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer
You’ve just received the worst possible news – someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.
Before you have a chance to do anything, you’ll need to say something. The usual clichés spring to mind, but surely there’s something better to say than “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Just what do you say to someone who has cancer?
Things Not To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer is available now in e-book and print.
People say -
“This is a real life, practical, heartfelt and truthful guide for anyone affected by cancer. It makes you laugh, cry, reflect and wince when you read what you will probably relate to should you have been in this environment. This book has the potential to assist so many especially carers, families and friends who are always looking for ways to help a loved one or colleague deal with cancer, its treatment and beyond. There are plenty of resources for information, this deals with the “how the heck am I going to deal with this” on a day to day level. Brilliant stuff Jo Hilder.” Annie Miller, Coordinator, Living Well After Cancer Program, Cancer Council NSW
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Soul Letters for the Cancer Sojourner
Ever since my diagnosis and treatment for stage 3B Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2003, I’ve been wondering if I could write the book I wished I’d been able to find.
When I had cancer, I didn’t want another “cure yourself from cancer with this amazing diet” book. I didn’t want to read another book about how “positive thinking” cured cancer, or how my negative thoughts probably caused it in the first place. I also didn’t want to read yet another book in which someone described their wonderful personal transformation or the deep spiritual lesson they learned because of cancer. What I wanted was someone who’d been there to write me some letters, heart to heart and soul to soul, and just tell me the truth about what it was really like for people to have cancer.
Soul Letters for the Cancer Sojourner is thirty letters I’ve written from my survivor soul to yours.
People say -
“I just finished reading “Soul Letters for the Cancer Sojourner”. Read it in two sittings – LOVED IT. Love your writing style, loved the simplicity in the way you presented very deep thoughts. I’m recommending it to everyone!” Wendy Manzo – Artist
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God, You Can Take My Mental Illness -
“Our questions about how these kinds of things can happen, even when you pray every day, and ask God very nicely, ‘Could nothing bad please happen, thank you,’ went largely unanswered…”
God, You Can Take My Mental Illness, Just Not The Part Where You Speak To Me” is a collection of blog posts and essays from 2011 and 2012 published in various places such as Burnside Writers Collective, Mamamia, BlogHer and Relevant.com. I describe the story of my family and our journey through mental illness and subsequent rehabilitation, alcoholism and recovery from addiction, and marriage breakdown and miraculous restoration. Don’t worry – God retains His good reputation throughout, albeit with very little help from me.
People say -
“The only way I know of to develop a writing voice worth sharing is to become a person who has weathered a great storm well. Jo has weathered more than her share and the result is beautiful. Surviving cancer and marital difficulties has left Jo a witty, gritty, and fearless writer. Reading Jo’s work makes me laugh, think, and get angry. She makes me feel, which just might be the greatest gift a writer can share.” Larry Shallenberger, pastor and author, Divine Intention: How God’s Work in the Early Church Empowers Us Today. larryshallenberger.com
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For three years, I’ve been helping my friend Yai Atem – a former refugee and one of the Lost Boys of Sudan - write a book about his life. Yai endured a fifteen year journey from the idyllic village life of his childhood, through the Second Civil War and being separated from his family at the age of nine, to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, and on to the USA via a UNHCR sponsorship program. His book Under A Sudanese Star will be released on October 20,2013. Proceeds from the book will support community development projects in South Sudan in partnership with Empower4Life.
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