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Word Wonderland

By Pooja Jain

Words can shatter your world.

“You have cancer” – who wants to hear that?

But words can also help one to heal, reflect, and recharge. Who knew that?

Expressive writing by Thomas Dooley has opened a “Word Wonderland” for me.

Zooming every Monday with a group of amazing superwomen and a superman is a treat that we all want to enjoy together. We write our hearts out, enjoy the wonderful poetic world, and we create our own.

Thomas gives us a writing prompt to kickstart our thoughts e.g. I feel, I wish, I am …. We share a sentence or two. It never fails to surprise me that usually we are speaking each other’s mind. A group of people sitting miles apart, never met yet so alike… we are all humans… just in different costumes.

A poem on “Sea” can bring up a happy childhood memory for one person but can also remind another person of surfing the waves of loss or personal battle and tough times. We have laughed, giggled, and shed tears together.

A poem can help break the ice and dive in having a deep, meaningful conversation going…

That is my share of expressive writing...

Get going and read a poem tonight at your dinner table with your loved ones… Enjoy your own “Word Wonderland”!


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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


Brain Spotting

May 27,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

May 28,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

June 3, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

Jun 4,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

June 10,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

June 11, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

June 11,  6:00 p.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

June 17 ,  5:30 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. 


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