Category: Health

Cold capping saved my hair from chemo

Facing my third cancer was shocking and heartbreaking. The thought of losing my hair from chemo (again) felt like a punch to the stomach. When my oncologist shared a possibility of keeping my hair, I was willing to try it. And I’m grateful that cold capping saved my hair from chemo. It’s been 16 months

8 bike safety tips

There are so many people riding bikes lately that most bike shops are selling out of their inventory! I love seeing people enjoying one of my favorite activities. However, knowing some important guidelines can keep you safe. I want to share eight bike safety tips below. Biking after cancer I grew up biking. My sisters,

Wear a mask, save a life

I’m going to share a perspective that is so simple to me, yet has been lost in controversy. Wear a mask, save a life. Be assured that this isn’t a post about politics or constitutional rights or anything like that. It’s about being kind and looking out for others, being part of a community and

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