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Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

When I was undergoing treatment, 80% of my meals were either soup or broth delivered to me by friends. I’m…

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The Courage of a Squirrel

Three weeks ago, I received the last of my chemo drugs but it’s today that marks the official end of…

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To Wig or Not to Wig

It’s been six weeks since I shaved my head and though I’ve gotten used to the feeling of being bald,…

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“Look Good, Feel Better” Class Offers More than Makeup

My third round of cupcakes kicked my butt. I kept telling myself that the wicked side effects were evidence that…

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How to Make Peony Simple Syrup, a Margaritus Paeonia…and Other Lessons in Latin

“Mater artium necessitas”  or, Necessity is the mother of invention, as we know it, is a phrase often attributed to…

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Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

I spent my birthday camping near Gull Lake with my sister, my friend and my daughter. The last time I…

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Drink Up: Beef Bone Broth FTW

In preparation of the impending side effects I knew would come from chemo,  I ran myself ragged trying to keep…

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Bald or Bust: Working through the psychological impact of hair loss

For weeks, I’ve been pep-talking myself into acceptance of the inevitable baldness that comes from (most) chemo treatments. Save for…

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Mind over Matter. Hope over Fear. Cupcakes over Chemo.

When Dr. Olson told me that my breast cancer had a high rate of curability with chemo, my heart dropped….

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Smiling on the Outside and the Soft, Slow Shattering of the Human Psyche

The wall I have around me isn’t new. I laid the first row of “bricks” over a decade ago when…

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