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10 Ways to Connect as a Family

We have a range of emotions during cancer. Sometimes it is hard to identify what we are feeling. Sometimes we feel more than one emotion. All of this can cause stress, make us isolate ourselves or shut down. Talking about emotions helps. Working through our feelings creatively helps too. We curated ten ways to forge CONNECTION during cancer.

Create a safe environment to talk about feelings and cancer.

Open yourselves to rest and help.

Name the range of feelings you experience.

Nurture each other through play and laughter.

Encourage questions.

Connect through doing a creative activity together.

Tell each other about your joys and concerns.

Introduce new memory-making throughout the cancer journey.

Offer reassurance that we are in this together.

Nourish your bodies through movement and breathing.

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