Category: Health

Facing infertility after cancer

More than 150,000 people of reproductive age are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many cancers and treatments can cause infertility issues in women and men. Facing infertility after cancer can be a devastating outcome from trying to save your life. Picture being told you have cancer. And your chance of having a family, whether now

6 tips for mental health support

There is no denying that there is a LOT happening in the world, good and ugly. Sometimes these things lead to stress and anxiety, which can affect us physically, mentally and emotionally. Mental health support is important for our overall well-being. Keep reading for 6 tips for mental health support to start feeling better. Living

10 tips to motivate you to exercise

I love to be active so it’s a bit easier for me to stay motivated to exercise. But I know not everyone shares my natural enthusiasm. I wanted to share 10 tips to motivate you to exercise. My motivation to stay active Being a three-time cancer survivor also greatly motivates me to stay active. My

Help stop the spread of COVID-19

A doctor friend recently shared some heartbreaking stories of patients having to receive cancer diagnoses alone due to COVID-19 restrictions at health centers. While some were able to have family members listen via virtual calls, it was still difficult not to have someone supporting them in-person. These stories reinforce the need to help stop the

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

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

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

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