The holidays are an exciting time of year. However, between the parties, stress and baked goods, it’s also a time when people tend to gain weight.
The holiday season can be challenging for cancer patients. From the stress of cooking, shopping and entertaining, to the emotional toll of trying to find joy during a difficult time, it’s okay to acknowledge that holidays with cancer may not be the cheerful season you are used to.
I still do everything in my power to make the holidays special for my family, no matter how I’m feeling.
Thanksgiving is the time when we try to be thankful for what we have, to enjoy the company of our friends and family over a nice meal, and for many of us, it's the official start to the holidays.
Valentine’s Day can mean dressing up, fancy dinner reservations, sparkly gifts and high expectations. However, there's nothing wrong with wanting something a little more laid back and low key.
With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, it’s time to celebrate all the men in your life - fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles and friends. Men are notoriously hard to shop for, especially if they don’t express their wants and needs, but it’s even harder if they are dealing with something as stressful as cancer.
With only a few days until Christmas, I’m doing everything I can to channel that strength and use it to begin 2017 on a grateful and optimistic note.