Health and Wellbeing

Vegan Parmesan Cheese: The Dairy-Free Cheese Solution

Vegan Parmesan Cheese: The Dairy-Free Cheese Solution

Going Dairy-Free When it came to going dairy-free, giving up milk was no problem for me at all. Growing up, I dreaded the glass of milk I was forced to drink at dinner. Because when I was a child, it was ‘common knowledge’ that drinking […]

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, […]

Why Eat Raw: Benefits of a raw food diet (and when not to go raw)

Why Eat Raw: Benefits of a raw food diet (and when not to go raw)

Eat Raw like a rabbit Perhaps you’ve heard of the raw food diet and the raw food recipes that cater to it. I myself have sprinkled in the term raw here on this blog: just yesterday I posted my own raw vegan carrot cake cupcakes, […]

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 […]

Super-Power Matcha Latte

Super-Power Matcha Latte

Matcha in Tokyo – My first taste Having lived in Tokyo for fourteen months of my life, one might imagine that I developed a taste for matcha while living in Japan. Not the case. 

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 […]

Why I Start My Day with Lemon Water

Why I Start My Day with Lemon Water

  When life gives you lemons… Make lemon water! I never used to like lemon in my water. I’ve always been a water-drinker but was a complete purist – I didn’t like anything to interfere with the clear cleansing purity of unadultered water. While I still […]

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 […]