5 Ways to Slow Down while Dealing with Cancer

Posted October 1st, 2019

Michelle, a running coach, approached me. “What about a weekly walking group for cancer survivors and caregivers?” Michelle’s class was officially named Walking for Wellness. My part as Survivorship Coordinator at the St. Charles Cancer Center was trail sweep—to hang out with the slowest walker so no one got left behind. In all the years, I didn’t […]


Cancer Survivor’s Day/Month

Posted June 20th, 2019

I thought I’d talk a little bit about Cancer survival. I’ve always had a little trouble with calling all of us diagnosed with cancer as survivors. To me this means that you were diagnosed with some form of cancer, treated for it and it is now a part of your history. As one who has a form […]


Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

Posted June 2nd, 2019

Every year, on the first Sunday in June, we recognize National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). It’s a day to celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors and caregivers and to provide inspiration to those facing a new diagnosis. It is a reminder that life after cancer can be fulfilling, rewarding and inspiring. A few years ago […]


4 Brave-Making Action Steps For Cancer Survivors

Posted August 3rd, 2016

Sometimes when things hit hard and fast — like loss of health or a way of life, or loss of a loved one — there can be a tendency to wrap our lives tightly around ourselves, much like a security blanket, and stay put. All of a sudden, venturing out doesn’t feel very safe. Two summers […]