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Spinning Perfection

My idea about perfection has come full circle.  Striving for perfection early on, always falling short–I soon learned that, in fact, nothing is perfect.  There is no such thing.  I adopted this ideology in my viewpoint and taught my daughter the same—‘perfect doesn’t exist’.  Im
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70% DON’T. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

  That’s right, 70% of cancer survivors do not participate in any type of physical exercise before, during, or after diagnosis and treatment. Are you kidding me? No. It’s true. Let’s have a look at this and see why cancer fitness – rehabilitation – e
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Eating Dark Chocolate Every Day – What’s not to like?

We’re not sure about those claims that dark chocolate acts as an aphrodisiac (we can hope) but we’re not sure. What we can be sure of are the seven legitimate health benefits as listed in this article from MSN Living. The article states that the key to reaping all these be
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Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Fatigue just slams us. Studies show 90% of cancer patients experience fatigue caused by the side effects of cancer treatment or by the cancer itself. I have yet to meet anyone from that other 10% group.  There is some good news to this, however. Cancer-related fatigue can be managed a
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No Two Cents Needed

I usually like to put in my two cents to anything that comes my way by adding something that I think was missed, disagreeing with something that was said or dismissing a point that was made. Can’t do it with this video, Exercise During and After Cancer, from Johns Hopkins …
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A New Year!

…Resolutions for 2014… Zero.  That’s right, zero!  Who needs the pressure of a list of brand new promises at the start of January?   Rather, is it plausible that we may explore each day with a fresh perspective?  A chance for us to carve out steps on our path, while 
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For PaPa & Billy

Least we forget … MOVEMBER In the US, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime making it the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. In 2013, over 238,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and almost 30,000 men will die
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Eat Your Kale

  The following is an excerpt from Mary’s Nutrition Group (NUTS!) website. Offered by Mary Hollander, Volunteer Program Coordinator, SDCRI Integrative Medicine, this site offers a wealth of up to date, source verified, nutritional information and insight. If you can’t
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Movement Against Resistance – The Lebed Method

Simple exercise video focusing on lymphedema, neuropathy, range of motion, and balance.  This Dana-Farber Cancer Institute video, Lebed Method, is well worth the eight minutes it takes to watch; exercises so simple to do and so good for us. OK, so the ending is a bit much, but what th
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Be still and breathe

  We forget to do this. Really? Really we do. Everyday, all day. Sit comfortably on the edge of a chair; feet on the floor; close your eyes. Sit tall, sit straight, relax your shoulders. Put your thumb to forefinger and relax your hands on your knees, palms up. Inhale through you
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