Tag: cancer

David Bowie: The Fabric of My Youth

Even though David Bowie was as far removed from my real life as possible, waking up to the news of his death from cancer caused my heart to sink. I wouldn’t even say I was a huge fan of his music other than an appreciation of his more »

Let’s Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – September 7th at 8p ET On September 7th, the entire group of A-list celebs are going to be together helping Stand Up to Cancer during the third SU2C primetime television fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET /PT). Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel more »

Saturday Ramblings from Suburbia

My boy is growing up. He tried out for flag football today and from the looks of it, he did pretty well. He was Fast! I really think it’s been the CrossFit Kids he has done that has helped me tremendously! The gym is closed more »

Explaining Cancer to Kids

I get asked a lot about how my two kiddos handled Scott being sick and how we, as their parents handled it. It’s not an easy thing and showing weakness and sadness to your kids at any time is hard but when you are dealing more »

The Truth About Heart Disease

As a family recovering from Cancer – I am very interested in looking at what chronic inflammation can do to our bodies and how it sets up a perfect environment for cancer and other diseases to thrive.  We are all so conditioned to believe what more »

Feb 4: World Cancer Day

It’s Friday and it’s my birthday weekend. Hard to believe it’s February already and my birthday is here again.  And tomorrow it’s World Cancer Day — What a great way to kick off the weekend. World Cancer Day is this Saturday, 4 February 2012. It is the more »

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

It was another proud moment yesterday watching Hannah up on the stage sharing our family’s story. She worked hard to improve her presentation and it really showed. Remember, she’s only 9! It was a touching evening overall –the videos and the stories really touched my more »

Are you doing what you love?

This morning’s workout was the famous Lady of CrossFit – FRAN.  Mentally I was just not in the game this morning – I heard some very sad news yesterday that brought both Scott and I to tears and has thrown me for a loop this more »

Resolution Follow Up: Get Moving

It’s a great day isn’t it? It’s Friday, many of us have Monday off — the weather in Northern VA isn’t too shabby. Life is pretty good right now, right this second, day. What are you doing to kick off your day? It’s the 13th more »


Have you checked out  www.IsMyCancerDifferent.com – a website that educates people about the benefits of asking for more personalized cancer treatment? When we first found out Scott had colon cancer –we had no idea what to do, where to go, who to talk to.  During the more »