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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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Laughter is the Best Healing Medicine!

When I was going through all the rough times of cancer, I always made it a point to include laughter in my day.  Watching something funny or reading it stimulates your body, enhances oxygen intake, and helps your brain release endorphins—our feel-good brain chemicals. This relieves stress and as we are all know—stress creates disease. …

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Moving Promotes Health and Well-Being

I just recently moved from a home filled with way too many items (a blog to come on “Living with Less”) and started thinking about how moving from one home to another, in a different city, is similar to healing from disease and cancer. First, we get a new itinerary and need to do our …

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Staying Positive Through Adversity

A rowing friend ordered two of my “Rowing through Cancer” books and I delivered them to her at the boathouse. Later that week on Thursday, I received a message telling me after receiving the books, she went to pick up her husband from his walk and learned that his recent MRI diagnosis was Pancreatic Cancer …

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“Rowing through Cancer” is now shipping!

For this weeks blog, I am sharing the introduction page of my book.   When you hear the words “We found cancer…” your life changes in an instant and it will never ever be the same again.  Alis Jordan Cancer changes everything about you. Your mental outlook, your diet, your body, your life!  But it doesn’t …

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A “Lifestyle Change” After Having Cancer Twice.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result.  That’s what I did and that’s why I believe my cancer returned the second time. My initial Endometrial/Peritoneal Cancer was stage 4 and I was pretty much given a death sentence.  The original doctors weren’t giving me much hope …

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