"I received a Kare'n Tote as a gift from some friends when I started treatment. I was absolutely amazed at the products that were in the basket. I came to realize how much work Karen had put into finding just the right product for each thing. As doctors told me to get specific products at different points of my treatment, I would look back in the basket at the items I hadn’t tried yet, and there was exactly what I needed. Thank you Karen for your thoughtful baskets."
~Cindy in Springfield, OR
Resources For Healing
House cleaning for cancer patients
Cleaning for a Reason
Women currently undergoing chemo can sign up for a free house cleaning service 1 time per month for 4 months while in treatment. See their website for details. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/
Free nontoxic house cleaning for cancer patients. http://www.canswerlink.org/
Discounts, Freebies and Resources for Cancer patients. http://www.happychemo.com
Helpful sites for coping and communicating
Caring Bridge websites offer a personal and private space to communicate and show support, saving time and emotional energy when health matters most. www.caringbridge.com
A site where world-class experts share their wisdom to help you cope with your cancer challenges. www.copinguniversty.com
Create a free of charge, private, web-based community to organize family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – a family’s ‘circles of community’-during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with a intuitive group calendar. Communicate and share information using announcements, messages boards, and photos. www.lotsahelpinghands.com
Books - that inform, support, encourage and inspire
A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last by Stephen Levine (Paperback – April 1, 2007)
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support & Love
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and David Tabatsky (Paperback - Mar 3, 2009)
Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
by Kris Carr and Sheryl Crow (Paperback - Aug 1, 2007)
Intimacy After Cancer - A Woman's Guide
by Dr. Sally Kydd & Dana Rowett
Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When someone you love has cancer...a hopeful, helpful book for kids by Ellen McVicker and Nanci Hersh (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2006)
The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking For Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection
by Carolyn S. Kortge (Paperback - April 21, 1998)
You Can Heal Your Life (Gift Edition)
by Louise Hay and Joan Perrin Falquet (Paperback - Sep 1999)
Keep Believing in Yourself and Your Dreams
by A Blue Mountain Arts® Collection (Paperback - Jul 8, 2007)
Katharine M. Emlen (Author)
Your Magic Garden: A Guide To Discovering Your Life Work
by Joanna Valente Dunn (Hardcover - May 1, 1998)
Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen (hardcover - June 1, 2005) Recommended for those grieving, or helping someone grieve, written in story book style suitable for all ages.
How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese A. Rando (Paperback - July 18, 1991)
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha W. Hickman (Paperback – December 1, 1994)
Where Are You? A Child's Book About Loss by Laura Olivieri (Paperback – November 9, 2007)
Breast Cancer Books
Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer by Christine Horner (Paperback - Sep 5, 2007) Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert
Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond by Marc Silver (Paperback - Sep 9, 2004)
CD’s that support healing, relaxation or meditation
Nancy Hopps This website is a resource for relaxation, healing and renewal of mind, body and spirit. http://www.relaxintohealing.com
Finding the Peaceful Place within
Deep Healing Sleep
Healing Affirmations and Harp
Surgery: Mindful Mending
Cancer - Embracing the Healing Journey
Chemotherapy – a healing solution
Radiation – Removing the Dross
Relax – Quick
Relaxation for Expectant Mothers
Comfort Music, Tranquil relaxing music, ideal for creative inspiration, music therapy, healing massage yoga or just winding down.
Healthy Steps – gently moving you to better health.
“Crazy Sexy Cancer” 2007
http://crazysexycancer.com Staring Rodney Yee, Kris Carr Director: Kris Carr
“You Can Heal Your Life, the movie”
(2007)Starring: Louise L. Hay Director: Michael Goorjian
Hats with Hearts
A variety of hats, scarves, and turbans for women and children experiencing hair loss.
You can find hats, turbans, and wigs, as well as false eyebrows and eyelashes.
Just in Time
Headwear and soft hats designed and sold by another cancer survivor. She has many styles in both Spring/Summer
TZNIUS – head coverings and how to scarf tying instructions
The Wig Mall
Help in choosing and caring for a front lace wig.
TLC Catalog from the American Cancer Society
Features hats, turbans, scarves, wigs, camisoles, bras, mastectomy products, breast forms, swim wear.
Wigs by Paula Young
The cheapest and most popular catalog for wigs.
Dry Weave Pajamas
Wicking fabrics draw perspiration away from the body to the fabric where it evaporates quickly, providing comfort while sweating due to hot flashes or chemo side-effects.
Sierra Trading Post
Moisture wicking clothes for men and women
Cool Clothing USA
J Saw Designs
Made to measure mastectomy fashions
Cynthia’s for Women
Specializing in Breast Prostheses
The National Lymphedema Network
Stylish compression garments, sleeeves and gauntlets
Kinesio tape and compression garments
Skin Care Support
Jeans Cream for Radiation Side Effects
Jeans Cream is a radiation burn cream designed to protect & heal from radiation side effects. It is doctor approved and recommended at premier hospitals around the U.S.
A specially formulated cream for breast cancer patients receiving radiation therapy.
A variety of skin care products, many useful with cancer treatment.
Nutrition ideas for Recovery
Sables Foods – health bars
TherapEase Cuisine, Inc.
Food/dietary counseling while going through cancer treatment