The Silver Lining Companion Guide

Allstate Insurance Company is giving away FREE copies "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" to every person in the U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The guide – a condensed version of The Silver Lining – was specially created to provide important information, practical tips and inspiration for everyone impacted by breast cancer. read more »

The Silver Lining Companion Guide

New York Times Best Selling Author

Hollye is a speaker, author, nurse, social worker and child development specialist who in 2010, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is the experienced girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find Silver Linings during the cancer experience.

New York Times Best Selling Author

The Book

A New York Times best seller, The Silver Lining is an informative, therapeutic, and supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. It is a lifeline, guide, and source of hope that is simultaneously honest and illuminating, practical and reliable.

The Book

The Silver Pen Mission

The mission of The Silver Pen is to serve as an everyday source of inspiration and information. It is an honest guide to navigating the realities of cancer with a focus on health, balance, humor and above all, Silver Linings.

The Silver Pen Mission

Recent Press

As seen in O Magazine, People magazine, and on The New York Times bestseller list, The Silver Lining is the essential resource for anyone touched by cancer.

Recent Press

The Silver Lining Companion Guide

Allstate Insurance Company is giving away FREE copies "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" to every person in the U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The guide – a condensed version of The Silver Lining – was specially created to provide important information, practical tips and inspiration for everyone impacted by breast cancer. read more »

New York Times Best Selling Author

Hollye is a speaker, author, nurse, social worker and child development specialist who in 2010, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is the experienced girlfriend who tells you what to expect, holds your hand and helps you find Silver Linings during the cancer experience.

The Book

A New York Times best seller, The Silver Lining is an informative, therapeutic, and supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. It is a lifeline, guide, and source of hope that is simultaneously honest and illuminating, practical and reliable.

The Silver Pen Mission

The mission of The Silver Pen is to serve as an everyday source of inspiration and information. It is an honest guide to navigating the realities of cancer with a focus on health, balance, humor and above all, Silver Linings.

Recent Press

As seen in O Magazine, People magazine, and on The New York Times bestseller list, The Silver Lining is the essential resource for anyone touched by cancer.

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Coping With Cancer | The Silver Pen

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

While I loooooove the holidays, they are also fraught with challenges You know what I mean?  Too many calories. Too little sleep.  Too many errands. Too little time. The year that I had FBC was especially difficult – obviously. DUH. I felt completely out of step from the rest of the world during that holiday season.  I wondered:  How do I take care of myself AND everything else? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind?  I know that I wasn’t alone in having these feelings.

Here are some additional tips for coping with cancer during the holidays:

  • Release obligation. This was especially hard for me, but when I did, I felt so much better.  I didn’t “should” on myself. I gave myself permission to pace my activities and to decline invitations when I didn’t feel well or have the energy to participate.
  • Express your feelings in ways that help you receive the support of the important people in
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