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Tanya T. Patient Expert

Antioch, Tennessee
Tanya founded and currently facilitates a mindfulness meditation and study group that incorporates the work, philosophies, teachings, and meditation techniques of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Her group also studies the teachings of Dr. Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, David St. Clair, Dick Sutphen, Bear... Full Bio
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I Am Free by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning I went for my 5 year checkup at Tennessee Oncology and saw my wonderful Oncologist, Dr. Eric Raefsky.  He told me at my last visit that if all looked good t ... Read on »
05.01.14 - Five Years; The Love of a Nurse by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On May 1, 2014 I will officially be free of my great and precious teacher, cancer, as that will be the day of my final appointment with Tennessee Oncology.  If all looks g ... Read on »
Tanya's Appearance on Plain Jane Wisdom Postponed - Will Be Rescheduled by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I learned early this morning that there has been a death in the family of one of the hosts of Plain Jane Wisdom.  Accordingly, tonight's show is postponed, to be reschedul ... Read on »
Tanya to Guest on "Plain Jane Wisdom," with Hosts Devon O'Day and Kim McLean by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer NASHVILLE, TN - April 4, 2011 -- Tanya Touchstone will appear with friends Devon O'Day and Kim McLean on their new WLAC 1510 AM Radio Show Plain Jane Wisdom this Wedne ... Read on »
Cleaning for a Reason by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you know any woman currently undergoing chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 mont ... Read on »
20 New Anticancer Rules by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., Author of "Anticancer: A New Way... by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Michael Pollan's recent little gem of a book "Food Rules" inspired me to compile my own "rules" about what I'd like every person to know about how they can help avoid cancer ... Read on »
Making Good Decisions About Cancer: One Survivor's Tale by Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of Wired... by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer But prostate cancer illustrates a flip side to that rote approach to cancer: Sometimes, it seems, cancer isn't something sure to be fatal. And sometimes the cure can be wo ... Read on »
An Eagle Named Freedom - My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Jeff Guidry by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Readers of this blog will remember many mentions of my friend Jeff Guidry and his Eagle, Freedom.  Jeff's book comes out in May, and his story will include his journey with ... Read on »
It Would Be a Pity to Waste a Good Crisis by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer **Sent to me by my friends at One Dharma Nashville Zen Student: "When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we greet them?" Teacher: "Welcome." In a Dark P ... Read on »
Syngenta, Maker Of Weed-Killer Atrazine, Wants Lobbying Documents Excluded From Class-Action... by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Lawyers representing the maker of the herbicide atrazine are asking that documents related to the company's lobbying and trade association activities be excluded from a class ... Read on »
All Clear; Balance by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As promised, I'm writing with an update. I know I keep apologizing for not having been here much, but life has been busy. My mother has been terribly ill, in and out of the h ... Read on »
EPA Fails To Inform Public About Weed-Killer In Drinking Water by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hello everyone. Yes, I've been away for a while. Away too long, in fact, but I will be posting updates soon. In the meantime, please read this important article. Breast cancer ... Read on »
Trey Franklin and Gifts! by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I haven't posted in a while, and I apologize for that. I have been sick, sick, sick from the chemo, but -drum roll- it's over! I finished my last treatment two weeks ago Wedn ... Read on »
From the FDA: Lantus (insulin glargine) and Cancer by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A friend from the Indian community sent this to me this morning. It's worth knowing about. Lantus (insulin glargine) Audience - Diabetes health care professio ... Read on »
One Year by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today marks the one year anniversary of my original diagnosis. Rectal cancer, Stage 3. I went back to the beginning of this blog and was reading about all the things I ... Read on »
Tuck and Roll ... Or Tanya and the Blow Fish? by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I apologize for having been away so long. The chemo effects have stopped any desire to write at this time, but I do compose blog posts in my head. Issue is that they don’t se ... Read on »
This past Wednesday I went f ... by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This past Wednesday I went for my fifth of eight treatments at Tennessee Oncology . You should check out their website - it is a wealth of information! I remain amazed ... Read on »
Ode Magazine - Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Greetings one and all. As most of you know, I have been pretty sick since my last chemo treatment. I don't like to leave the blog inactive for such a long period of time, ... Read on »
Chemo Sabe ..uh.. Kemo Sabe and .. The Mod Squad? by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last infusion knocked me for a loop I was not expecting, and it made me pretty sick. I tolerated the first one so well that the second one caught me by surprise. I let ... Read on »
Here, There, and Everywhere by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When I was a young girl I loved the lyrics and music to "Here, There, and Everywhere," a song written and performed by Paul McCartney for his then love, Jane Asher. I u ... Read on »