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The Call of the Lonely

By William Laferriere

No matter the stage, or place on the continuum

from the start of the lockdown

we knew the pandemic to be

a physiological and psychological

threat to our individual health

and potentially render us into

that proverbial rabbit hole

Many report symptoms

of anxiety or depression

the increase fairly telling

depression everywhere on the rise

so to is the scramble to find solutions

that may provide relief

So we ask

are you lonely tonight

your stars out of alignment

do you realize

there is someone that you can turn to

who can identify with

and understand what you

are going through

and extend a helping hand

to alleviate the depths

of despair and desolation

And in turn perhaps you too

can provide a measure of relief

to someone else

conceivably a less fortunate soul

they need not be friend

or acquaintance, or friend to a friend

maybe just a stranger

traveling alone through

the darkness

It doesn’t require

an effort greater than

what you think

you can provide

by simply

extending a hand

a voice

a smile

a meal

a ride

If it’s in you please consider answering the call

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Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month


Restorative Yoga:

The secret Garden

April 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

April 23,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

May 6, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

May 7,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

May 13,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

May 14, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

May 14,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Upcoming Events


Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


Después de un Diagnóstico