Category: Health

My dad’s legacy of fighting cancer

On this morning 16 years ago, cancer caused an irreparable crack in my heart. We said good bye to my dad after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer (ugh I still can’t write this sentence without crying). And on this day 16 years ago, I committed to continue my dad’s legacy of fighting cancer. My

Five sun safety tips

I love being outdoors, whether biking, hiking, gardening or relaxing on the deck. Sunshine makes me happy. Protecting my skin to prevent skin cancer also makes me happy! I want to share five sun safety tips to help protect your skin too. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so a great time to pause to

Five trail courtesy tips

I love seeing people enjoying the outdoors. My hope is that more people will begin to respect and protect the environment, along with maintaining a healthier lifestyle. There are a lot more people on the trails lately now that so many businesses are closed and activities canceled due to the coronavirus. It’s great to be

My post-chemo hair journey

I can hardly believe that tomorrow is one year since I finished chemo for my third cancer. So many of you followed me on my journey to save my hair, asked many questions of cold capping and were so supportive (thank you!). I wanted to provide an update on my post-chemo hair journey as many

20 social distancing activities

More and more of us stuck at home as the country, and world, battles coronavirus. It sucks, right? No one wants life to be disrupted but more importantly, no one wants people to die because we didn’t try to stop the spread. As a three-time cancer survivor, I’ve done my fair share of social distancing,

Four solo exercise ideas

Social distancing is a new concept for many people, but not cancer survivors or people living with suppressed immune systems. While our society takes on a new look as we desperately try to slow the coronavirus, many people are already getting restless at home (admittedly I am too). As I try to stay positive, I’ve

When busy becomes an excuse

We’re all guilty of saying it in various forms: “I’m so busy. Life is busy. Things are crazy busy.” Usually these statements are followed by an apology because we didn’t follow through on something, we’re moody or distracted, don’t keep in touch with someone, fail to start or finish something. It’s socially acceptable to be

How to be a friend during cancer

Cancer touches everyone. Whether your body or someone you know. It’s definitely difficult watching a friend or family member face cancer and all the treatments and associated issues. But it’s more difficult being the one actually going through all that. As a three-time cancer survivor, people often ask me how to be a friend during

Tips to enjoy indoor cycling classes

Indoor cycling classes are a great workout and lots of fun. Upbeat music, motivating instructors and being on a bike provide an energetic opportunity to burn calories. If you’ve never been, I wanted to share some tips to enjoy indoor cycling classes. From dedicated cycling only studios to classes at gyms, there are a LOT

Managing post-cancer anxiety

Going through cancer treatment, or any illness, sucks. There’s no fluffy way of writing it. Many people get so caught up in managing treatment and then it’s over. Worries about the disease returning, side effects, relating to others and more can cause anxiety. The trick is to not let it overtake your life and make