Tag Archives | Cancer

After the Diagnosis: Life with Breast Cancer

Anytime someone uses the world “cancer,” stomachs drop and brows furrow. When the word breast cancer is uttered, minds start racing with worries about the worst-case scenario. Leaving the doctor’s office after being diagnosed with breast cancer is one of the hardest parts, as you are literally taking your first steps toward treatment. Breathe — […]

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the fault in our stars

The Fault in our Stars: One Sick Love Story Shows Us What It Means to be Alive

If you’ve been to a Barnes & Noble recently then you’ve probably seen the bright teal cover of John Green’s best selling novel The Fault in Our Stars. I haven’t been a stranger to talking about it on this blog either. If you aren’t familiar The Fault in our Stars or TFioS as the internet […]

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What Would You Do With One Second of Carefreeness?

Imagine you could let all of your worries and troubles go for one second, what would that moment look like? A french non-profit called the Mimi Foundation gave 20 cancer patients that chance a few weeks ago. Each patient suffers from a terminal form of cancer. Many have completely lost their hair due to radiation […]

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Video of the Day: 5,000 People Choir Gather to Honor Teenager’s Viral Legacy

Zach Sobiech died of cancer last May, but not before he touched the heart of millions with his viral song “Clouds.” The radio station KS95 premiered the song on December 5 of last year. To honor the anniversary of the song over 5,000 people gathered at the mall of America to sing “Clouds.” If you […]

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Why Your Voice Matters and How to it Get Heard

Over the course of my life I have been given certain “gifts” that have forced me to step into the arena of life. I’m a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason, and if we don’t step up and use our experiences as catapults for change and growth then we’re throwing […]

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The Power of Intention: A Little Touch of Cancer

 By Betsy Horn When I started studying acting with Robert Lewis, co-founder of Actor’s Studio, one of the first things he said was that in rehearsing a play, you have to figure out what is your intention.  The same thing, I learned, is important in life.  What are we doing, what do we want, and […]

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3 Young Adult Books that Will Make You a Better Grown Up

The third week of October is annually celebrated as “Teen Read Week.” Since young adult fiction is in a golden age and having a large impact on our mainstream media (see: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, etc) we thought we’d take a look at the section of the book store you normally leave to […]

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7 Ways To Find Your Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives: if I only had this or that, if I met the right partner, had a big house, a new car, the job I’ve always wanted, then I would be happy. The ancient yoga and spiritual […]

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A Tale of Kale, Tribute to My Sister

By Gloria Loring It’s everywhere! I have people sending me recipes for it, serving it to me in salads, soups, and stews. Bags of kale chips beckon to me at the Whole Foods checkout counter. But my favorite connection to kale is through my brother-in-law. For those of you who don’t know one bunch of […]

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Coca-Cola Wants You to Think Aspartame Safe

If the Coca-Cola company were first and foremost concerned with public health, they would have picked a different product. There’s just no way to argue that soda is healthy by any stretch of the imagination, and we doubt anyone is kidding themselves that it is. With an ever-increasing interest in health and wellness, including an […]

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