8 Things You Should Bring With You to Chemotherapy
My friend Monica Angelucci trained me to become a yoga teacher. We sat in her studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, one December. It was as cold as you would imagine. Monica brought in a St. Nicholas, resplendent in a long coat with a stylized staff.
Traditionally, he would have been accompanied by a devil, to represent good and evil. (Don’t tell me that during the holidays you don’t have one relative who would more likely be accompanied by the pitchforked fellow.)
However, on this day, Monica just brought in the saint. She only invited in the light and the good.
That is the kind of person she is. So when she was confronted with a breast cancer diagnosis, it didn’t make any sense to me.
Wasn’t she supposed to be spared these things? Within a month of being diagnosed, she raved about the benefits of cancer, making me realize that she could bring her light to any situation.