Wellness

Eating right and feeling good play a huge roll in anyone’s life.  As a cancer patient and survivor it can be the difference in beating a treatment or just getting through the day.  Check out these stories from others in the cancer community to help you get the wellness and nutrition you need.

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Climbing the Mountain

by Lauren Hindman May 13, 2020

I felt like I was walking on clouds…and surprisingly, that’s not as pleasant as it sounds. It’s almost like there was a disconnect between my feet and the ground.

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The Mind, Body, and Soul Series

by Nick Giallourakis April 30, 2020

Sign up and join the young adult communities of the Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants and Tea, and Lacuna Loft during our month-long wellness series in May for an opportunity to connect, grow, and stretch!

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The Epic Experiences

by Colin Ferro, Kelli Salmon, & Laura Woodward

These are three different stories combined into one post from our friends at Epic Experience talking about the importance of the outdoors and adventure camps.

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3 Simple Exercise Tips During Social Distancing

by Jennifer Anand April 27, 2020

Think of someone you consider an “exercise buff”. Then think of the exact opposite person. You have now thought of me. I see so many articles of power lifters, and gym rats, and marathon runners, and all these gloriously physical people. And that’s not me

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Running

by Marloe Esch April 21, 2020

I was on my way to work one morning when a news story on the radio caught my attention. Apparently, a 70-year-old woman ran seven marathons in seven days on seven different continents.

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Motion is Your Lotion

by Jacqueline Cashman January 8, 2020

I think the power of exercise can never be underestimated. When I was first diagnosed, two and a half years ago, I was very physically fit, I do think this helped me to stand up to the rigors of everything that was to come my way.

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Healing Power of Nature

by Christine Kelly November 26, 2019

In June, to celebrate my remission and being together again as a family – my family lives in Manila and I’m in Texas – we took a trip through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming. There, we saw Mount Rushmore National Memorial, visited Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and went white water rafting.

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Just Keep Moving: The Benefits of Staying Active During Treatment

by Jay Carter June 21, 2019

At 26 years old, I was at the peak of my physical fitness. When not at work, you could find me lifting weights in the gym, or outdoors running trails. My social outings consisted of tennis matches and wake boarding sessions on the lake.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

by Marloe Esch March 14, 2019

What we put in our bodies can have a major impact on how we feel throughout treatment, so it’s important to think of good nutrition as part of your treatment plan, and to make it a priority. 

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Mom’s 6 Tips: Staying Well During Cancer Treatment

by Angie Giallourakis March 5, 2019

We know that a cancer diagnoses is incredibly stressful and frightening. A person’s emotions are usually over the top – and yet, we know that in order to survive this horrible ordeal the patient needs physical and emotional nourishment while in treatment.

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