Cancer and its aftermath are tough. Between symptoms and side effects, financial struggles and fear it’s easy to start asking “why me?” But is that a helpful question? Think of a challenge you’re facing right now. Imagine asking about that challenge, “why me?” How does that feel? Does it feel hopeful and expansive? Do you… Read More »
What possibilities are you open to?
I could always count on a smile and a friendly word from Jenni. She was a year ahead of me in medical school, encouraging and supportive of those coming up behind her. So when Jenni was diagnosed with ALS*in her last year of residency, hundreds gathered in a network of support. It didn’t seem fair.… Read More »
I know this is scary…
I was recently honored to tape an episode of The 15-Minute Matrix, a podcast hosted by my colleague, Andrea Nakayama. I really look up to Andrea. She’s super-expert in her field of functional nutrition. She even runs her own training academy for up-and-coming nutritionists.Andrea wanted to talk with me about the fear that cancer survivors deal with, and… Read More »
Don’t manage stress. You can do better.
IMHO, there’s no more beautiful place than Portland in spring. I can get through the long, gray winter knowing the blaze of forsythias and softness of cherry blossoms are on their way. This past week we were finally treated to both. Enjoying the fresh scent of spring earth and blossoms, it’s hard to remember that… Read More »
Is your light on?
On my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s I ran into Y, one of the leaders of Breast Friends, a wonderful cancer support organization headquartered here in Portland. Y and I became friendly last winter when I presented to her Warrior Women support group. It seems something I said at that presentation really resonated with the… Read More »