Healing Journey

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.

The Cost of Cancer: Part 2

The Cost of Cancer: Part 2

So the first part of my detailed account discussed the alternative approaches I took in addition to treatment in order to properly heal myself and mitigate suffering. When there is so little definitive information out there, how does one make the best decisions? Was all […]

The Cost of Cancer: Part 1

The Cost of Cancer: Part 1

Cancer is expensive. That’s a fact. A few people have wondered about my use of funds on the yoga retreat I went on in September. This did cross my mind when booking the retreat – how it might look. The fact is, I didn’t use […]

Side Effects: Round One Wrap Up

Side Effects: Round One Wrap Up

Originally posted May 26, 2016 So tomorrow marks the official start of Round 2. I will be back in the hospital and hooked up to an IV for about 4 days straight. They may speed it up a bit, tbd. So, after I left the […]

My Golden Eggs are Frozen: Fertility Treatment Success

My Golden Eggs are Frozen: Fertility Treatment Success

[Originally published May 4, 2016] My Post-Diagnosis Reality Thank goodness I have a really good planner with a to-do list for every day as well as a daily agenda. And extra space for notes on this and that. It even has motivational quotes at the […]

The Cancer Whirlwind Continues

The Cancer Whirlwind Continues

[originally posted April 26, 2016] Reality Check: Fertility Treatment Since Saturday I’ve had to go to the fertility clinic every morning between 6:30-8:30am for bloodwork and, some days, ultrasounds and do three nightly injections. I had originally been told I would come in on Saturday morning then […]