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Life Lesson on Aisle 5

March 27, 2019

Have you ever spent $30 on greeting cards? Last week I was in my local Safeway, picking up the three things my son will eat. I was distracted, I was wandering. It had been a rough month; actually, a rough six months. A close...

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New Year, New Updates

February 28, 2019

As the new year unfolds I wanted to post the highlights from 2018 and what’s happening in 2019. And in the spirit of Marie Kondo-ing, it is all in one tidy post. Last year was full of: everything. I......Read More

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......Read More

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