I realize that I am deviating from my latest writing topics; however, it just seemed time for a different kind of post. I plan on blogging more often in the upcoming months if my brain will allow the words and topics to not only develop, but also come out onto the page in coherent form. … Read More Christmas Gift Ideas
So you’re post stem cell transplant, post chemo, post surgery, or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating or drinking! In a normal healthy person’s life, this isn’t a cause for alarm; however, in the case of someone who has been sick for a while and has already lost weight and can easily… Read More Quick protein filled smoothie
Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this: The EO market is NOT regulated!! Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!! Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them
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!
Link to Robin Roberts’ WSJ interview I am a big fan of Robin Roberts. When my husband was diagnosed with MDS, we had to quickly move to Houston to begin treatment. I started reading anything I could get my hands on about this relatively rare form of leukemia. There’s not a whole lot out there… Read More TWO interesting reads….