Category Archives for Cancer

Is Sunscreen Safe to Use?

It’s getting to be sunscreen weather, at least in the PNW. You may be there already–I know we start this party later than the rest of the country. With the sunny days comes the questions around whether or not to use sunscreen. Aren’t there a lot of chemicals in it that are best avoided? What should we […]

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Worst 18 Months of My Life

  I have been through the wringer. Seriously, I don’t want to tempt fate to give me more, harder trials to bear, but I gotta’ say that the last 18 months have been the hardest of my life. I thought I was through the worst at this time last year. But no, there was more […]

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Boobless in Seattle

Tuesday is the day–double mastectomy followed by 4 months of chemo and probably 6 months of reconstruction. I have been reeling from this second shocking diagnosis that was first noticed mid-December and then confirmed January 2nd. Since then it has been once again a whirlwind of doctor appointments and tough decision-making. There have been tears […]

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Stressed Much? Meditate!

This season brings more stress than other seasons, am I right? There are holidays to plan, family visiting, gifts to buy and let’s not forget the stress of the constant test of willpower around all of those holiday treats. There are also stressors at work, year-end deadlines to meet, taxes to file, and products to launch. […]

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How to Not Get Sick. Ever.

What if I told you that it was possible to never get sick. Like ever again. Not the common cold, not the latest flu, not even sick from things that our friends and family seem to have gotten for no reason, like cancer. Would you believe me? Well there is growing and compelling evidence that it all […]

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Back after The Big C

Many of you may not know why I stopped blogging for about 9 months. Well, to be perfectly honest, it was because I was diagnosed with Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of Non-Hodgkins that usually affects men over 65 (huh?!). In case you missed this news, read the last several blog posts starting with […]

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The Happiness Factor

Maybe it was growing up with the Partridge Family (“…come on Get Happy!) but I’ve always been fascinated by the pursuit of happiness. I think it may be half of why I love the Dalai Lama so much–he’s always laughing and smiling. I’ve been pretty happy in my life, but happiness is one of those […]

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How does a health coach get cancer?

So how does an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach (that’s my official long title), with otherwise perfect health get diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer? Since diagnosed, I’ve read several books by people who have cured themselves of cancer by changing their not-so-healthy lifestyle, by going vegan, etc. But I was […]

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The Challenge of Acceptance

In my late 20’s I went to a fortune teller in a corner shop in New York City just for the fun of it. She read my tarot cards and declared I would have a wonderful life. “No tragedies!”, she said. I have clung to that prediction whenever I was in a scary situation, feeling […]

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Carpe Diem

Seize the Day, Live Life to the Fullest, Be Here Now, You Only Have One Life, we’ve heard them all, right? We hear this and go, “Right! I should definitely be more appreciative/present/aware”. But how many of us actually live this way? For how many of us does this last for more than 5 minutes? […]

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