This morning I chose the essential oil blend “Joy” for my morning meditation/prayer time. Last week as an attempt to become more emotionally and spiritually centered, I began this practice. My affirmation for today was “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I… Read More JOY
One of my husband’s favorite dishes is pasta salad. It’s always been one of my “go to” recipes because it’s healthy, easy, make-ahead, makes a lot, and he loves it! Now that he is Day +31 from his stem cell transplant, he needs to be eating more veggies; however, raw vegetables aren’t safe for him.… Read More Rework of an old favorite
Ever since I wrote about the little things and how they can help us feel in control of our lives, I’ve also been considering other ways that we (meaning I) can “deal” better. Another thing that I’ve noticed about myself is that since truly putting into practice the saying “take it one day at… Read More Just For Today
Nothing beats homemade vegetable soup for comfort and nutrition especially if one is on a “stem cell transplant diet” where all the vegetables need to be cooked! I can make a yummy chicken or vegetarian tortilla soup and a pretty good version of a vegetarian roasted vegetable soup, but for old-fashioned appeal and best taste,… Read More Recipes of the day
It’s interesting–the older I get the more I realize that I don’t really have control over the big things in my life–that’s up to a much higher power than I. What I do have power over is the little things. Control over attitudes and reactions, control over words, control over daily habits. These are within… Read More Little things mean a lot.
I discovered smoothies several years back when I was trying to find sneaky ways to get more fruits, veggies, and other nutrients in my family’s diet. The ease and variety of these drinks continue to keep me interested! With cancer and chemo, there are many days when my husband doesn’t feel like eating but will… Read More Smoothie Recipes!
In my last post, I wrote about some of my thoughts on health. Now, don’t get me wrong; I fully admit that I don’t have it down or am the role model for health. I’m a 49 year old woman who struggles daily on many levels. However, I have read a lot written by those… Read More In case you didn’t believe me…
One of the books I’ve read on our cancer “journey” is Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber. This book was published in 2007 and became a best seller. Dr. Servan-Schreiber was a research psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author when he found out that he had a brain tumor at age 31. Anticancer was the result of his research and belief… Read More Thoughts on East vs. West
One of the many things post transplant patients face is a new way of looking at food. The saying “eat to live, not live to eat” most definitely applies. Not only is a transplant patient fighting new baby-like taste buds, he is also still dealing with the harsh chemo side effects which leave nausea, diarrhea,… Read More Two recipes-one for him and one for me….post transplant
I’m angry! Ok, I said it. I’m not one to be angry, and just the fact that I AM angry is exacerbating my anger! Anger doesn’t describe my normal demeanor at all. I’m an optimistic, glass 1/2 full, everything’s gonna be alright kind of gal, and I LIKE that about me! So, I don’t… Read More I’m Angry!