Chinese medicine is very conscious of how humans live in relation to their world. The ancient texts talk at some length of how to live well in response to the world around us, including us as part of the natural environment. Changes in seasons, emotions, work...read more
Studies have shown that laughter increases the circulation of lymphocytes. These infection fighting cells can protect our bodies from diseases such as cancer.read more
Look Good Feel Better is a non-profit organization that delivers workshops to women, men and teens undergoing treatment for all types of cancer. They provide patients with the knowledge and equipment to look and feel their best. By the end, patients that attend the workshops find that their self-confidence has greatly improved.read more
As I lay on the table bed, the technicians measured and assessed with perfect precision where the laser beam would penetrate its energy and zap any rogue cancerous cell trying to escape. I finally understood why they teach mathematics in school and became envious of those few that have been blessed with the gift to understand complex formulas.read more
Everyone knows cancer as a life-threatening disease and chemotherapy as a poisonous treatment.
Yet no one seems to talk about the psychological effects of hair loss, especially for women. Hair is often associated with beauty and feminity, so losing that can have devastating effects on self-esteem. If there’s a way to prevent this, patients should know about it.
A career-ending injury saw dancer Michelle Locke step out in a new direction which has inspired the creation of a new therapeutic dance modality appropriately named Wu Tao.read more
I am not saying it’s all a bed of roses. It is bloody hard. In fact, it can be soul destroying. But somewhere through all the haze, there has to be something good that comes from it all.read more
The night before I was due to go in for my operation I checked my breasts just to make sure I was ok.
It was then I felt it.
A tiny pea. So small. Surely it was nothing.read more
My head was struggling with an array of sentences that would explain to my curious audience in a way that wouldn’t embarrass them.read more
The biopsy is one of the hardest parts of the journey because from the time the Doctor collects the biopsy until the time you receive the result is generally one week. Throughout my journey to recovery, I was often asked if I would speak to other women about my experience and share the best tips and advice I had received.read more