Daily Delights

When my family was in town a few weeks ago we decided to treat ourselves to a soak in local hot springs. We (read I) wanted to go to the place near Canon City that is bathing suit optional and very reasonably priced; however, it was closed each time we tried. Instead, we found a …

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Hair Talk: Why I Shaved My Head Before Starting Chemo and Why I Nixed the Wig

When I was diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cancer in 2019 and was subsequently prescribed chemo after my second surgery, I had many, many thoughts ricochetting around the expanse of my mind; however, losing my hair was not one of them. My appearance did not matter much to me in that moment, just that I was …

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Imposter Syndrome and My First Podcast Interview

Recently I was asked to join my friend, Shohreh Davoodi in her Redefining Health and Wellness podcast for an interview on my experience seeing life through the cancer lens. The episode dropped yesterday and it's brought up so many things for me to feel and sort through, the most pertinent and searing: the dreaded imposter …

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Why Getting a Puppy While Fighting Cancer Is Actually a Good Thing

When Malcolm brought up the idea of rescuing a dog from the Humane Society, my initial reaction was not a positive one. I immediately thought I can't possibly do that because of my illness. Then I caught myself and realized that the only person stopping me is myself. My default setting is I cannot possibly …

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