To Be Honest…#MondayBlogs

I guess the teenagers do this little "to be honest" game on their facebook accounts. I always advise people to tell the truth, and I tell the truth - even when it's uncomfortable. I call myself a "cancer coach." Or, if necessary, a cheerleader. Or, just a listener. So, here's the truth. - In 2011, … Continue reading To Be Honest…#MondayBlogs

Wellness Update and Book Hints…

So, as I mentioned a bit more than a week ago, I've been working diligently on "The Cancer-Free Trainer," a (sort of) sequel to "The Cancer-Free Gourmet." For those of you who have followed me for a while now, you probably know that my non-fiction comes from you. In other words, as other cancer patients, … Continue reading Wellness Update and Book Hints…

Work in Progress…#Gratitude

I usually try to post thankful Thursday topics on here. My gratitude today is twofold: first, I trusted my gut. Second, my gut has pushed me into writing my second non-fiction book. The first was "The Cancer-Free Gourmet," which was written to share my tips for cheating the havoc chemotherapy can wreak on your tastebuds. … Continue reading Work in Progress…#Gratitude

Thankful Thursday…Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

At least I've made it until 9:30 p.m.! As sleepy as I've been today, that feels like an accomplishment. πŸ™‚ Lara and I had lab work today, from our regular physicals. We had to fast. No coffee (sob), and no food until after we finished our appointment. At noon. I'm so lucky I didn't lose … Continue reading Thankful Thursday…Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Biopsies and Spinal Taps…Tuesday Thoughts

Today is a big day. It's a big, scary day for a family I count as my own and love dearly. I wrote about a month ago about Danielle (Dani) Alfaro, and her recent diagnosis of leukemia. To bring you all up to speed, Dani was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The standard course of … Continue reading Biopsies and Spinal Taps…Tuesday Thoughts

The Tattoo That Saved My Life…#MondayBlogs

Wisdom from the Breast Cancer Trenches/A Small #PublicServiceAnnouncement I like tattoos. I only have two tattoos, mind you. But I do like them. For my 18th birthday, I bought myself a small tattoo of a rose. Before my friend moved out of state in 2011, we went together to get her first tattoo and my … Continue reading The Tattoo That Saved My Life…#MondayBlogs

Getting Back in the Saddle, with a Plea for Help…

Yep, I've been mostly mute this week. There were multiple things taking place that threw me off my emotional equilibrium. I tend to hunker down and ponder and analyze until I feel level again. πŸ˜‰ One of those events I want to share with you here, today. For the purposes of this blog, I AM … Continue reading Getting Back in the Saddle, with a Plea for Help…

Breast Cancer and the Burlesque Dancer…#MondayBlogs

As counter-intuitive as it may sound, it can be hard to identify with being a feminist when you are going through treatment for breast cancer. When the attributes that differentiate you as a "female" are working strongly against you, when you barely feel like you are a female at all - instead just a mass … Continue reading Breast Cancer and the Burlesque Dancer…#MondayBlogs

Publishing, Health, and Updates…

Since I set that "publish on the 1st of the month" schedule for myself, I've been working almost constantly. πŸ™‚ I didn't go through Lulu Publishing this time, but instead uploaded my format and covers onto Amazon through Createspace. Today, my new book, The Cancer-Free Gourmet, went live on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/The-Cancer-Free-Gourmet-Caroline-Slee-ebook/dp/B00IQY04NU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393817842&sr=8-2&keywords=the+cancer-free+gourmet I hope those of … Continue reading Publishing, Health, and Updates…

Tuesday Thoughts…New Normal #ArchiveDay

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while probably remember how much difficulty I had with the concept of my "New Normal." Of course, the delivery of that term was less than stellar. A therapist who asked me what my goals were in recovery from breast cancer told me that I would … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…New Normal #ArchiveDay