My cancer charity giving guide

The coronavirus pandemic has postponed or canceled a lot this year. But, pandemic or not, cancer is still affecting people. An estimated 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Many cancer charities continue to step up to help those affected with this disease. As the season of giving kicks in and you

Four ways to spread gratitude

This holiday season looks different for many. Heck, this year looks different. And many don’t like it. We hear it constantly, from people complaining about masks and restrictions to arguing on social media about politics, parties and the pandemic. And it can be easy to slide into the complaint fest. I’ve done it too. So

The benefits of drinking water

Did you know the benefits of drinking water are plentiful? Water is one of my favorite beverages and I can always tell when I haven’t drank enough in the day. I start feeling blah, sometimes achy and definitely feel an unsatisfied thirst. Using water bottles help me stay motivated and focused on drinking water. A

A day of random acts of kindness

Well, America, we made it through elections. It’s one of the wildest election cycles I’ve experienced. And while we still await many results, I’m focusing on a new day. It’s time for a new chapter to begin. Hopefully one full of healing, compassion, learning about each other, growth, strength and an end to the pandemic.

Take the Gratitude Challenge

November kicks off the lead in to Thanksgiving, when many people start talking about gratitude. And while I believe we should focus on our gratitude every day of the year, this is a great time to pause to reflect. Especially this year with so much upheaval and uncertainly pressing on society. So I’d like to

7 tips to manage anxiety

Cancer, the pandemic, social unrest, figuring out your friends’ Covid precautions, virtual meetings, political chaos and every day life issues. Yikes, that’s enough to make the anxiety meter start to creep up, right? While unsurprising to feel this emotion right now, there are ways to protect your health. I wanted to share 7 tips to

Four ways to fight breast cancer

Ah, October. When pink takes over our view almost as much as black and orange for Halloween. As the second most common cancer among American women, conversations about breast cancer are important. And beyond the coloring of this month in pink, there are opportunities to push back against this disease. I wanted to share four

Why my heart test matters to you

I received my results from recent cardiology tests. Let me share why my heart test matters to you. Ever since chemo for bone cancer treatment 20+ years ago, in which I took the max dose of a chemo drug that can cause long-term heart issues, I’ve seen a cardiologist and get annual heart tests. Last

45 reasons to celebrate life as a cancer survivor

Birthdays are a big deal in my family. This was true long before cancer touched my family but especially now. As a three-time cancer survivor, I don’t take these opportunities for granted. I am grateful for the gift of another day. As I turn the page of another year, I wanted to pause to share

Your vote can help fight cancer

Don’t let the title scare you. This isn’t a post about politics. Not really. It is a post about using your voice to support others. And how how your vote can help fight cancer. Why we should vote Before I get too far ahead, I’d be remiss not to pause to acknowledge the significance of