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Shades of Pink

June 24, 2016

Despite the ongoing debate about “pinkwashing”–the misuse of the breast cancer pink ribbon–I seem to be surrounded by it. On my flight from San Francisco to North Carolina, I chatted with a flight attendant and her sister is going through treatment for breast cancer....

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Morning Inspiration & Everyday Joy

May 23, 2016

Mornings are chaos around here – getting the kids fed, dressed, watered; lunches packed; breakfast made and eaten; homework folders found under the bed or in the backpacks. Then coffee, email, coffee, email, work… I would like to say......Read More

Ups and Downs (Mostly Ups)

April 24, 2016

I’ve been preparing for a speech for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at University of San Francisco (more on that in another post) and wondering how to condense my story, inspire, and be relevant all in 10......Read More

Mountains, Musings & Microphones

March 6, 2016

It’s been March (really, February) madness around here! I thought I would ease into the new year and then wham–incredible, life-reminding stuff has happened so I thought I’d hop on the ol’ blog and share it! My first thrill......Read More

Precision Medicine

February 9, 2016

If you’re hearing the terms “precision medicine” and/or “personalized medicine” more and more, there is a reason. The future of cancer treatment is being focused on tailoring cancer treatment to the actual genetic makeup of the disease (rather than......Read More

Scanxiety (or, feeling anxious about a follow-up scan)

January 29, 2016

News from Cancerland…yesterday was my PET/CT scan (abdominal/pelvis/chest), where they see if (rather, make sure) no sneaky cancer cells have decided to colonize in my body. (I send daily mental messages to them: you’re not wanted here.) My scanxiety......Read More

Happy New Year

January 19, 2016

Happy new year! These past two months blogging has taken a back seat to…being. The book deadline, the holidays, and life all are moving along merrily. My daughter turned 8 last month and that just shook me to my......Read More

Happy Cancerversary

November 22, 2015

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Live (verb): to be alive; to continue to be alive. Tomorrow I reach my third year “cancerversary;” or, the third year since I was diagnosed. I can never remember if you’re supposed to acknowledge the day you......Read More