Facing Challenges, Uncategorized

JOY

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

Living Healthier, Uncategorized

Recipes of the day

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

Facing Challenges, Uncategorized

Little things mean a lot.

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.

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Thoughts on East vs. West

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

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Two recipes-one for him and one for me….post transplant

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