Healing Journey

Life After Cancer: A Masterpiece in Progress

Life After Cancer: A Masterpiece in Progress

Cancerversary: Reflecting on a year out This month will mark the one year anniversary of finishing chemo. Tomorrow marks the one year of finishing round 5. When I think back on a year ago, I think about the whirlwind I was in the midst of. […]

Why Go Dairy-Free (or not): The Great Dairy Debate (and dairy-free alternatives)

Why Go Dairy-Free (or not): The Great Dairy Debate (and dairy-free alternatives)

Pass the Cheese Please… Or not. So one of the things I miss most since I upgraded my diet after diagnosis is cheese. I am not alone. Cheese is one of the foods people miss most when they go dairy-free or vegan. I briefly dabbled […]

Freedom from sugar: Sugar addiction and our health

Freedom from sugar: Sugar addiction and our health

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Yesterday was July 4th – Independence Day. We declared our independence in the name of freedom, in the name of liberty and justice, in the name of individual rights and the pursuit of happiness. A day dedicated to […]

Clean Green Soup: A vegan cancer fighting machine

Clean Green Soup: A vegan cancer fighting machine

The S Factor Anytime I overindulge a bit in the food department and stray from my typical healthy eating habits (hi bachelorette, reunion, and wedding all within 9 days), I revert to the S factor: really Simple eating, comprised primarily of soups, salads, and smoothies, […]

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

The White Devil Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from reality, you know that the sugar skeleton is finally out of the nutrition closet. It’s worse than gluten, it’s worse than dairy, and yes, it’s even worse than fat.

Golden Milk – Why you Should Drink it and How to Make my favorite Turmeric Milk Recipe

Golden Milk – Why you Should Drink it and How to Make my favorite Turmeric Milk Recipe

Liquid Gold in a cup I can’t believe it has taken me this long to post about Golden Milk. It’s delicious and nutritious and SO easy to make. But before I go on, I want to make it clear why I’ve been drinking it so much, […]

My One Year Cancerversary

My One Year Cancerversary

The Preliminary C Diagnosis: Looking Back A year ago today I received a call when I was at work. It was the director of the Lymphoma center at Columbia. I went into the bathroom to take the call. Gently but without mincing any words, he informed […]

Costa Rica: My spontaneous escape to the healing sunshine

Costa Rica: My spontaneous escape to the healing sunshine

Sunshine Calling A year ago this past weekend, I was feeling the weight of the winter blues and did something kinda crazy. The long weekend had snuck up, and I realized rather last minute I had extra time off. I’d been feeling increasingly sluggish and […]

Manifesting My Vision: The year after my vision board experiment

Manifesting My Vision: The year after my vision board experiment

What a weird start to the year I’ve had. We typically view January 1st as a clean slate, ripe for fresh beginnings. A time for resolutions and goal-setting. I’ve never been big on resolutions myself, because 1) people rarely stick with them 2) it’s a great […]

The 3 month mark – Life after chemo, Life after cancer, and a Thanksgiving where I have so much to be Thankful for

The 3 month mark – Life after chemo, Life after cancer, and a Thanksgiving where I have so much to be Thankful for

Today marks three months since I left the hospital for the last time – hopefully ever. Three months since I had the PICC wires pulled out of my arm. Three months of hair growth. Three months of freedom.