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Different Disease, Same Scary Pattern

Happy Belated New Year to All!  Most of you who have read my book, “Rowing through Cancer”, know about my horrific journey battling stage 4 cancer, years of going through treatments and the roller coaster ride looking for the right medical facility to help me. Since November 20, 2018, John and I have been excruciatingly …

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Brick by Brick

John and I needed to fix the tattered wood structure barely holding back a portion of land in front of our dock and build a strong structural wall in its place.  The task at hand seemed monumental.  First, we had to agree on what we wanted and layout a plan to follow.  Then rip out …

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The Spirit of a Winner

On my way to a UCF Football game, John and I ran into the Basketball team signing autographs.  John insisted I get a picture with Tacko Fall, who is 7’6” and studying engineering.  Last season he was hurt and so this year we all look forward to his playing well for the team.  Yes, this …

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Spice it up!

I’ve always loved spicy foods, but it wasn’t until I was trying to find a way of beating cancer with nutrition that I really educated myself on using organic spices and herbs for healing.  Daily, I do my best to incorporate the following into my meals.  Some days I do better than others, but always …

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Facing our Fear

We just recently moved to a home on a lake.  It had been our mission for some time to get back on the water and we finally did it.  When we met our neighbors, we heard about the 10 foot alligator lurking on our side of the shoreline. We row most every day and that …

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Where to Find Fresh Organic Food?

Finding organic food is tough going if you don’t live close to a health food store. When I first moved from NYC to Florida, I was aghast at what a food desert I had moved to.  You would think Florida would have the freshest produce available, but back in 2000, when I arrived, it didn’t.  …

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The Joy of the Unexpected

When I was battling cancer I initially found it hard to focus on anything but that.  I had pain, I ached, I had no energy, it was hard to eat, walk, think and be positive.  What helped me immensely was changing my focus off myself and my problems and looked outward to help others.  It …

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“Hara Hachi Bu”

The cultural practice of mindful eating is one of the many reasons why Okinawa, Japan has a higher percentage of centenarians than anywhere else in the world.  This 2500-year-old Confucian mantra and simple Japanese phrase, “Hara Hachi Bu”, is said like a prayer before each meal—it’s translation means—stop eating at 80 percent full.  I read …

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