2018 New Year's Resolution: Appreciating and Creating Happy Moments

2018 New Year's Resolution: Appreciating and Creating Happy Moments

As we enter a new year, I want to encourage you to make a resolution to inspire, impact, or improve someone else’s life… even if it’s just one person. This could be anything from buying a stranger’s coffee or bringing a sick friend some food or even sending your grandma a greeting card just for fun. We need to remind ourselves that happiness and hope are just one kind act away.
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Low Bacteria Diet & the Holidays - How to Maximize Your Meals

Low Bacteria Diet & the Holidays - How to Maximize Your Meals

Who doesn’t love this time of year? The gifts, the lights, the food...especially the food! It’s a time of happiness and giving, but things can be a bit more complicated when you’re undergoing chemotherapy. As much fun as the holidays are, you have extra things to consider as a patient during this season. With a low bacteria diet and a variety of medications, it can be tricky to navigate all the delicious pitfalls as wafting scents of prime rib tempt you. To help you navigate safely, I’ve highlighted some important considerations of a low bacteria diet as well as some...

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What I am Thankful For - From a Cancer Survivor

What I am Thankful For - From a Cancer Survivor

During my cancer recovery, I had many, many stays in the hospital. As a 10 year old, I dreaded every visit. Mainly because of the treatments, but there was also the boredom. A stay meant being isolated in your hospital room with nothing but a TV for entertainment. So naturally, I would bring a bunch of video games and a collection of DVDs to keep me company. But nothing I brought provided much comfort. It was only the nurses treating me who made my stays more tolerable. They could always put a smile on my face, even through the worst...

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4 Ways to Clean Your Dirty, Grimy &  Smelly Hats

4 Ways to Clean Your Dirty, Grimy & Smelly Hats

Keane Veran

So it happened... that beautiful hat of yours is dirty. Maybe you were working in the yard or went to a smokey bonfire or just had a grueling (yet rewarding) workout that left your hat nice and pungent. So how do we get it clean again?   Well there aren’t many options. We scoured the web and posted some below.   1) In with the laundry Easiest thing to do is throw your hat in with the laundry and cross your fingers. Make sure to use cool water on the gentlest setting and avoid any bleach. But keep in mind,...

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Try kickball with cancer

Try kickball with cancer

Sometimes hardship truly reveals a person’s character. Cancer is definitely no exception. Throughout my journey with cancer there were so many people who helped me recover. Family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. Their love, words, and actions spoke volumes about their character. They reveal their identity. Before I even received my diagnosis I felt the symptoms of leukemia. The first sign was the fatigue. I was constantly tired, especially after soccer practice. But the lethargy crept in until it was ever constant. I couldn’t even walk more than 15 steps without needing to sit down. This meant that playing during...

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