Nutrition Nugget: Meatless Monday

Posted February 12th, 2013

Meatless Mondays date back to the First World War. During that time, US citizens were encouraged to participate in Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays in an attempt to provide food for US soldiers and its allies. The war-time campaign came back during World War II, when meat rations were given to US citizens during the […]

Why I Choose Oncology Nursing & How You Too Can Choose This Rewarding Career!

Posted February 11th, 2013

As I began to write this piece to tell aspiring nursing students why choosing oncology might be a great choice, I reflected on my own haphazard path into oncology. I guess I’d be lying if I said I choose oncology as a nursing specialty when I finished my BSN. Yes, I had a great experience […]

Break Down

Posted February 7th, 2013

Six months later I was told the cancer was back. Tumors had returned to my lungs. I didn’t take the news well.

What’s It Like To Work In Oncology Care?

Posted February 6th, 2013

This blog will explore some of the professionals who provide care for people with cancer.

CancerLand Bookshelf: Looking at Light: 100 Poems in 100 Days after cancer

Somewhere in the middle of reading Looking at Light, a vivid moment from a cancer support group meeting plays back in my head, almost like a scene from a movie.

Paying it Forward

Posted February 5th, 2013

After a cancer diagnosis, many survivors and their loved ones are motivated to give back some of the good fortune or good experiences they had on their cancer journey.

Creating Your Personal Emergency Kit

Posted February 4th, 2013

What if something happened to you tomorrow? Would your loved ones know where you keep your important papers, information about accounts, how to access your phone?


Posted February 3rd, 2013

I coached a team for the first time in my life this morning.  My 14 year old daughter, Kaitlin, plays basketball in a rec league.  I’ve been helping run drills during practices and cheering from the side line during our winless season.  The regular coach is in Florida this weekend, so I filled in.  The […]

Remembering Nancy

Posted February 1st, 2013

I can’t believe it’s February 1st already. One year ago we said goodbye to our kind, loving cousin. And life went on without her.