Documentary by James Cremin

My documentary about the writing class at the City of Hope in Duarte, California based off Julie Davey’s book Writing for Wellness: A Prescription for Healing.
[15 Aug 2013 | No Comments | 51 views]

One of our members has a story to tell that inspired our group, and should inspire anyone that is struggling in their lives. Although she thinks that any young Mother would do the same to defend her children I think her experience was much more than that. I also think you’ll agree with me.
It was the first Friday in April, I’ll never forget it. I left my home, with my two small children, and went into hiding. I expected [ ... ]

Class Reports, Getting On with Your Life, Most Inspirational, Personal Experience, Rediscovering You

[20 Jul 2013 | No Comments | 93 views]

Ten years ago I was being treated for Prostate Cancer. I had external radiation therapy for five weeks, followed by a radioactive seed implant operation. My anger at one of my physicians led to my blowing off steam with the following poem:
Compassion 101
Do Doctors take Compassion 101?
Are they taught how to treat us with kindness?
Can Considerate Cancer Care be instilled from without?
Compassion must come from somewhere, but where?
If Doctors do take Compassion 101
Do they get marks from the teacher?
Are there [ ... ]

Class Reports, Compassionate Outcomes, Expelling Anger, Personal Experience

Recap of a Writing for Wellness Meeting, Ocean Pines, Maryland, 7-8-13
[12 Jul 2013 | No Comments | 91 views]

Home Prompt- Dealers Choice, you pick the subject. 
Responses included:
- I felt pure joy when I remember the first smile of the baby…..
- I learned the hard way that loving others is really loving myself…
- (On the death of a friend) I weep through the day, my friend’s soul broke free…
- Savor life, don’t give in to “something bad is going to happen”…
- The excitement of moving here is past, we’re getting older, did we make the right move?….
- Requiem for [ ... ]

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Recap of a Writing for Wellness meeting, Ocean Pines, Maryland, 6-24-13
[1 Jul 2013 | No Comments | 131 views]

Home Prompt- Write about someone in your life who held out a rope when you were in a deep, deep hole.
Responses included:
-My partner held out that rope for me when I had Cancer…
-My 24 year old grandson needed a rope, and a rehab facility is providing it…
Prompt 1- In a recent Washington Post Sports section photo, fans are shown reacting to a foul ball landing near them. Two young women are sitting together- one is smiling,unconcerned, while the other woman [ ... ]

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Many Flowers Grow in Our Garden
[27 May 2013 | No Comments | 198 views]

Today is Monday, May 27th, our regular meeting day. Since it’s Memorial Day the Library is closed, and we’re meeting at my house. As we sit on the deck alongside our pond, we can see Marion’s flower beds, overflowing with flowers of all types, all colors.
Originally our Writing group was a garden with one kind of flower, all of us affected by the same thing-cancer. Now we have a garden of many varieties, many colors. Consider:
Jane- Blindness is not only [ ... ]

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