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Cancer: Restringing the Beads of Our Own Story

Cancer: Restringing the Beads of Our Own Story

About the Lecture

Michael Eselun, BCC, certified inter-faith chaplain for the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology will explore the power implicit in our own stories—the journey of our lives. That power that lies within our stories can help us explain us to ourselves and others, it can even sustain us… or it can sometimes haunt us. Either way, a diagnosis of cancer not only adds a new chapter to the story of our lives but it can sometimes insist that we reinterpret a previous chapter or two. How we interpret those stories can even help us to make spiritual sense of our lives… how do those stories intersect with our beliefs about any larger truth or reality?   We might think the meaning of our story is fixed and unchanging or we might be surprised by what we find when we revisit it yet again.


Michael EselunMichael Eselun, certified inter-faith chaplain, serves as the chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.  He recently hosted and presented at the first Spirituality and Medicine Conference at UCLA to an interfaith group of community religious leaders. He’s been invited many times to speak to students, doctors, nurses, social workers, and faith communities about his work as a chaplain and the spiritual dimension of the cancer experience.

Event Information

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium,
B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Attendance is Free.

Available at the Medical Plaza or Ronald Reagan Medical Center lots for $12.00

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