Stories

10 Recipes For Cooking With Fresh Ginger

by Mallory Casperson October 26, 2018

One of the first things you learn as a young adult cancer fighter is that an upset stomach can often be helped with some good, old fashioned ginger.  Ginger ale, ginger candies, ginger ice cream…the ginger possibilities are endless!  While it is not well known why ginger helps ease nausea caused by chemotherapy, we’re here […]

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Herbs to Help the Body Heal: Part 2

by Sarah Sorci

In my life and herbal medicine practice, I have come to view health challenges as opportunities to connect more deeply with nature– particularly with plants that offer support and nourishment for body and spirit. This is the second article in a series of three, exploring plants that nature offers those of us living with and recovering from […]

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Herbs To Help The Body Heal: Part 1

by Sarah Sorci

In my life and herbal medicine practice, I have come to view health challenges as opportunities to connect more deeply with nature– particularly plants that offer support and nourishment for body and spirit.

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Eat What Tastes Good During Chemo

by Mallory Casperson

My mother and I always loved a particular diet soda.  While she was doing chemo and radiation treatments, all of a sudden I noticed our beloved diet soda’s main competitor starting to appear in the fridge at home.

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The Look What Cancer Stole From Me Petting Zoo

by Mallory Casperson

This post was lost in our drafts and written over a year ago, while I was getting ready to move from Central Illinois to California.  I stumbled across it while taking care of some of our website backend and thought I’d share it…even outdated as it is (I’m completely situated in California now…goodness moving is […]

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Partnering With Friends To Maintain Motivation

by Jane

According to my neurologist, migraines respond well to structure.  That means I’m supposed to keep a regular sleeping and eating schedule, and also exercise daily.  The latter is particularly unappealing on my bad days, which is why I enlisted some friends as exercise buddies.

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When You’re Stuck In The Pickle Jar…

by Mallory Casperson

Sometimes I feel stuck.  I’ve picked up a brand new career track post-cancer and some days are better than others.  Sometimes I feel like I have it all figured out and sometimes I spend weeks feeling so very stuck on something.  For a couple of weeks it was the budget and strategic planning documents that […]

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Stay Comfortable And Warm During Treatments And Tests

by Jane

I have previously talked about how to dress warmly for a regular day.  A day at or in the hospital imposes additional requirements, however.  Depending on what tests or treatments are being done, you may: need to ensure easy access to certain blood vessels or to catheters have restrictions on wearing metals need to dress and […]

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It Should Get Easier

by Michele

Eight years on, I know the drill. After the interminable wait in the radiology department waiting room, I’m led to a small room with a narrow bed next to an ultrasound machine. I dutifully wore a v-neck sweater so I wouldn’t have to change into a gown. After removing my necklace and earrings, I lay […]

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Easy Ways To Talk About Poop!

by Mallory Casperson

Whether you’re ready or not, pooping is an important factor in how you’re dealing with cancer treatment and its side effects.

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