4 tips to welcome a new year

It’s probably safe to state that everyone is ready to flip the calendar on 2020. A new year so often offers hope and a fresh start to many. I believe 2021 is very welcome. As we get ready for the big countdown, I wanted to share 4 tips to welcome a new year so you

A year of clarity

The year of 2020 will be described in various terms in history books. Unprecedented. Life-altering. Dumpster fire. Worst year. No matter the description, it’s been quite a year. As 2020 comes to an end, I reflect on all that’s happened. And I realize it’s been a year of clarity for me. It was supposed to

Learning to let go

As a three-time cancer survivor, it would be easy to let the negativity surrounding cancer define my life. As a cancer survivor whose dad died from cancer, it would be just as easy to let survivor’s guilt lead my life. And for a while, these things did hold me down in negative emotions and indifference

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

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