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In the past

… cancer patients were told to rest and avoid activity. In the past, many cancer patients didn’t survive. That was the past and this is now. Greater numbers of us are surviving and, yes, thriving. Newer research has shown that exercise is safe before, during, and after can
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Pampering is oh so nice but be smart

We all like to be pampered and a mani/pedi is definitely one way to do it. A coat of nail polish can brighten a mood and make our day but we could be exposing ourselves to potentially harmful chemicals while treating our tootsies to some TLC. Read the attached article, get informed, b
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Jump In the Water’s Fine

This recent article Just Add Water from Cancer Today Magazine is a worthwhile read proving once again the benefits of water and pool time. “Water exercise is therapeutic, gentle and relaxing, and it can help alleviate a lot of stress cancer patients might feel. It’s hard t
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Balancing Acts

Any of us affected by cancer know the value of putting balance in our daily lives. What once was is not necessarly what is now.  Adjust, adjust, adjust … not a bad thing, we do this throughout our entire lives, with or without cancer. We do this in order to make our lives easier
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Life Thought

“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too shor
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Cancer Fears the Walker

I love this motto for the U-T San Diego Relay for Life. Why? For me personally, two reasons, Cancer Fears the Walker who walks, who exercises, who becomes fit, who gets stronger, who pushes the odds of recurrences away, who feels better and who is fearless in their personal fight agai
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Fresh, Organic, Natural, Local, Healthy, Smart

Many of us wish we had a garden like this but we don’t … what we do have is this …                  naturalfreshsmart  healthychoicesorganic                                                                                    EAT WELL                              
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Sticking our heads in the sand about obesity

“For survivors concerned about lessening  their chances of a second cancer and reducing the legacy of cancer in their family, facing the facts about obesity becomes essential.” Cure Magazine, June 2013  Recent research suggests that excess weight and obesity can influence
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Climbing Kilimanjaro

  Head down, leaning into the wind, deep breaths, moving forward, hitting impasses, changing paths, gathering strength, enduring set backs, striving for the summit … climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and cancer  … same thing. The challenge, the struggle, the missteps, the wins
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Let’s cut ourselves some slack

“Cancer, you were not my fault, and I will not spend the rest of my life feeling guilty about you.” Laura Price. Insightful article about Guilt, as if we don’t have enough problems.    
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