"In the afterglow of my celebration, I suddenly felt guilty again. Whether it was for wanting to cut my hair while so many are just happy to have ANY; for being cancer-free while so many of my survivor sisters still struggle; or for my own mother and boyfriend who had to put their lives on hold to take care of me during cancer, the guilt lingers long after treatment ends."
"Lately I've been trying to take advantage of the summer season's abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. In an effort to "double down" on the things that I can control regarding my health, cooking and prepping my own food has become a top priority. I've been researching some easy, fast, healthy recipes and pulling out some ol' standards for prepping in my kitchen. Losing the chemo and steroid weight that I gained during my treatment has been a slow, tenuous process but I am determined to be patient and focus on healthy living, starting with what I choose to feed myself."