Wellness

Eating right and feeling good play a huge roll in anyone’s life.  As a cancer patient and survivor it can be the difference in beating a treatment or just getting through the day.  Check out these stories from others in the cancer community to help you get the wellness and nutrition you need.

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Chair Yoga for All!

by Kelsey October 26, 2018

Using props in restorative yoga can provide support to our bodies as they open up.  Blocks, straps, mats, walls, exercise balls, and more are all used during classes.

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A Beginners Look At Yoga As A Young Adult Cancer Survivor

by Mallory Casperson

Into my survivorship I have been prone to some anxiety, ranging from triple checking the house before leaving to strong bouts of crying when anything death-of-an-animal/pet crosses my mind.  

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Homemade Applesauce

by Mallory Casperson

Applesauce is a great and healthy snack whether you’re a caregiver, in treatments, or into survivorship.  With help from this video, it took me less than an hour to peel, chop, and cook 6 large apples into a batch of delicious homemade applesauce.  I used Jonagold apples but you can use different kinds of apples in the same […]

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Deviled Egg Salad

by Mallory Casperson

I have already told you how much I have depended on eggs in the past few years.  🙂  They are a great source of protein and I ate a ton of them while going through chemo.  I found them always easy to eat when I didn’t really want to eat anything.  You can serve them up […]

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Healthy Eating: Smoothies

by Mallory Casperson

I am not a huge lover of vegetables.  I eat as many as I’m supposed to most days (emphasis on most though…) but it often seems like a chore.

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Healthy Eating: Healthy Snacking

by Jenny Miller

For the next few weeks, here at Lacuna Loft we’re going to explore some different aspects of healthy eating!  We’ll talk about various alternative eating styles, healthy eating on a budget, creative ways to fit all those fruits and veggies into your day, and much more!

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Have You Heard Of Chemo Dates?

by Mallory Casperson

Having young adult cancer can definitely put a crimp in your dating life.  If you thought dating as a young adult was hard, add in loss of hair, other body changes, fatigue, and everything else cancer brings into the mix and you’ve got an emotionally complicated situation.  Everyone deals with this in a different way.

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Yoga for Deep Rest

by Kelsey

I think about my life right now – the pace of “should’s” and “could’s” and “to-do’s” filling up all the nooks and crannies in my schedule.  I use my calendar to give each of my to-do’s time in the day to make sure I do them and to make sure there is time.  And when […]

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Release to Replant, Mindful Living

by Kelsey

My husband and I are preparing for a(nother) move.  We are moving across a few states and downsizing from a house in a suburban area to a two bedroom apartment in an urban environment.  Over the years we have collected a lot of extra stuff.  From old clothes to extra couches and a second set […]

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10 Recipes For Cooking With Fresh Ginger

by Mallory Casperson

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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