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CoffeeJitters: the blog

CoffeeJitters is a blog about cancer, parenting, and using journaling as a tool to uncover and nourish the best and truest parts of myself.

  • Comparing Pain
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on December 23, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    She wanted to talk to me about cancer, but she hesitated. She was worried because she thought her cancer wasn’t as bad as mine. When I finally realized the reason for the hesitation, for the trepidation in her voice, my heart dropped. She had just apologized because she thought her cancer wasn’t bad enough. No … Comparing Pain Read More » The post Comparing Pain appeared first on CoffeeJitters: the Blog.

  • A Fresh Start for the New Year: Are You Ready to Turn the Page on 2020?
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on December 20, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    the year is almost over. It's time for a new year. A new page. We will still have the same problems once the bell tolls us into 2021, but we can stop, take a breath, hit reset, and then tackle the new year with a plan. Let's take a moment to reevaluate, to consider what's working, what's not, and look at our challenges with new eyes to find new solutions. The post A Fresh Start for the New Year: Are You Ready to Turn the Page on 2020? appeared first on CoffeeJitters: the Blog.

  • Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.”
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on April 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I love using quotes as writing prompts. Whether it’s for journal writing, or getting the juices flowing for an essay or other writing, a good quote can give my brain a jumpstart and take me places I didn’t expect to go. One of the great joys of writing for me is to wander off into … Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.” Read More » The post Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.” appeared first on CoffeeJitters: the Blog.