Cancer Coaching and What It Can Mean for Both the Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient and the Long-Term Survivor

Cancer Coaching and What It Can Mean for Both the Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient and the Long-Term Survivor

Coaches come in many forms. Life coaches. Weight loss coaches. Business coaches, relationship coaches and executive coaches. But where does cancer coaching fall into this? In a nutshell, it could be the light at the end of the tunnel… the lighthouse in the fog… the shelter from the storm… a helping hand.

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What Exercise Oncology Can Mean for You When You're in the Race of a Lifetime and the Clock is Ticking

What Exercise Oncology Can Mean for You When You're in the Race of a Lifetime and the Clock is Ticking

On your mark, get set, go!!  The runners are neck and neck … Timmy Tumour is edging slightly ahead of Lily Lymphocyte, but that girl has game!  The new diet and lifestyle are paying off as she kicks into overdrive and edges past Tumour who combusts and craps out just shy of the finish line.  Lily Lymphocyte is the winner! And the fans go wild!...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Keep the "Girls" Healthy with These Simple Ideas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  Keep the "Girls" Healthy with These Simple Ideas

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I was going to do a quick little Cancer Prevention Tip but somehow that didn’t seem enough, at least not from me.  As a quick synopsis, in the fall of 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and in October of that year underwent a mastectomy.  Kind of ironic given it was Breast Cancer Awareness month, right?  Well, believe me, I was beyond aware!! 

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Feeling Like You've Been Knocked on Your Butt? It Could Be Stress-Induced Adrenal Fatigue

Feeling Like You've Been Knocked on Your Butt?  It Could Be Stress-Induced Adrenal Fatigue

Are you feeling pooched? Are you feeling so wiped out that the second something the least bit stressful occurs you’re on the verge of tears? I know the feeling as I struggled with adrenal fatigue during my cancer journey.  When life is kicking you in the teeth, it’s hard for it to not have an impact on your adrenals.

Even if you aren’t dealing with a diagnosis yourself, life is incredibly stressful for many people who as a result may be battling adrenal fatigue.

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Artificial Sweeteners Just Aren't The White Knights We Once Thought They were in the Age-Old Battle with Sugar

Artificial Sweeteners Just Aren't The White Knights We Once Thought They were in the Age-Old Battle with Sugar

Let’s talk sugar; more particularly, its replacement with artificial sweeteners.  

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners. 

I'd much rather you reduce your sugar intake naturally (because sugar is not exactly a health food either).  But that can mean a long process of slowly adjusting your taste buds to less and less added sugar...

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