Cancer Unplugged™:The #1 Thing to Avoid…

I recently asked the chief of Integrated Medicine at Sloan Kettering “What’s the one thing a cancer patient should avoid at all costs?” His answer was swift and definitive: “Stress. Stress helps cancer spread.” Keep this in mind when helping someone with cancer: Listen to them. Love them. Offer to do what you can for

Relaxing Rituals: Your Happy File!

For the last few years or so, I’ve made a habit of keeping a Happy File. What is a Happy File? It’s a file where you keep fun and happy memories. For instance, in mine, I have lovely notes from my niece and my mom; fun articles friends have sent me; pictures of places I

Cancer Unplugged™: Know Your Research Dates!

As my husband battles cancer, I have been doing a lot more research than I have ever done before. Many people tell me they refuse to do research because they are afraid of what they may find. I agree—it’s difficult, but it’s necessary to know what you’re up against, and what your options are. If

Cancer Unplugged: The whole enchilada, baby!

If there’s one big thing I’ve realized in dealing with cancer, it’s this: You’ve got to see your body as a whole. I’ve found that, with cancer, we see more specialists than anything else. This doctor specializes in oncology; this one in surgery; that one in radiology. With all these specialists, you can lose site

Is beauty only skin deep?

Have you been following Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty on Ovation? I’m fascinated by it! Rachel travels around the globe to uncover the beauty secrets of many cultures. One episode that really caught my eye was her visit to Seoul, South Korea, a city that she reports has the highest amount of cosmetic surgery in

Cancer Unplugged™: Getting Answers

In my last post, I listed many things you need to know to face cancer with confidence, and here’s the most important way to get those answers: Ask. Sounds simple, right? However, many people don’t ask because of fear: fear of rejection; fear of what they might hear; fear of embarrassment. Any of this sound