Tips for living a healthy, vibrant life from one cool cat lady

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Some thoughts the day before surgery…

Thank you so much to everyone for the cards, calls, emails, posts, messages, donations and distractions! The incredible support and energy of this community had definitely made my preparation for tomorrow easier, I’m in a good place both mentally and physically, trying to stay calm […]

Mixed Emotions

With my surgery date approaching, I find myself facing all kinds of emotions, some encouraging and some daunting. Here are a few thoughts: Looking forward to removing the cancer from my body! Concerned about the 10 to 12 hour surgery and being under anesthesia for […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Choosing Breast Reconstruction

I’ve spent the last several months researching my surgical options and I want to share with you what I learned and what I decided on. I hope you find this helpful in understanding what I’m going through and perhaps it will help you or someone […]

Golden Milk Recipe

Turmeric (specifically the compound curcumin found in turmeric) is purported to have all kinds of health benefits from reducing inflammation to increasing anti-oxidants. One of my favorite ways to consume turmeric is in Golden Milk, a delicious and soothing hot or cold beverage. There are many […]

Treatment Update: Surgery Is Scheduled

After several months of talking to doctors, researching different reconstruction techniques, getting additional testing and scans, and working with my naturopath, I have a concrete plan of action. On November 3, 2017 I will have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. My breast surgeon is Dr. Linda Liu […]

Why Did I Get Cancer?

That is the big question, isn’t it? And the answer is, no one really knows. I like to blame it on the past 75 years of processed food and chemicals, but as I read The Emperor of All Maladies, I realize that cancer was around long […]