Aging / Building Harmony / Cancer Survivor / Coronavirus / COVID-19 / Friendship / Generosity / Kindness & Compassion / Social distancing

Thriving with coronavirus: My 7-step purpose plan

Others have returned to work, and I’m still self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. No complaints, mind you, because I’ve found ways to stay sane and to stay connected with others. I have a seven-point action plan that has brought fresh purpose to my life, and maybe it will yours. Here goes: Lift others’ spirits. Call … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Friendship / Gilda's Club / Healing / Kindness & Compassion / Survivor

My cancer journey: Blossoming at Gilda’s Club

After my cancer diagnosis in 2014, I mostly maintained radio silence. Close friends and family knew about my condition, but I didn’t utter a word on social media. I did attend prostate support group meetings where I received valuable practical advice. But I what really needed was for someone to throw me an emotional lifeline. … Continue reading

Building Harmony / Friendship / Kindness / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Matters of the Heart

Random Acts of Kindness report

My wife and I decided to get a head start on Random Acts of Kindness Week in mid-February. It was fulfilling for us to step outside our immediate cares and concerns to extend a hand to others. Our Kindness Journal was a daily reminder to be considerate of neighbors, assist strangers in need and to … Continue reading

Cancer / Cancer Survivor / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Remission

Cancer survivors: I will lend a hand

By Ron Cooper Cancer remission brings newfound freedom to explore, discover, express. But it also entails responsibility to help others who are in active treatment or are struggling to cope with the remission/recurrence cycle. Five years after my diagnosis, I am still on guard that cancer will return. It has once and aggressive treatment fended … Continue reading

Family / Kindness & Compassion / Love / Matters of the Heart / Nostalgia

Easter egg baskets: It’s never too late!

  By Ron Cooper Easter Day. A middle-aged man carries an armful of wrapped sweets to the checkout counter at a drugstore. Two of them slip from his grasp and tumble to the floor. I stop to retrieve them and casually remark: “Wow, I guess your kids are going to be happy receiving these today!” … Continue reading