Interview Series: Jen Edgecombe, The City of Kamloops

We have decided to try something new and exciting. Although I do love to blog and share about my CANcer experiences, tips and tricks, we have decided to try something different. We have decided to dive into and explore a whole new way to share information with our CANcer community and with every person we touch….

The Words of a CANcer Cheerleader

What I have learned from being a CANcer cheerleader… As anyone can imagine, being on the spectator side of a CANcer journey is one of the most challenging, numbing and fearful things anyone may have to be faced with, next to hearing the diagnosis first hand. I, at seven months pregnant, cried all alone, lost…

Sometimes,We Hit the Bottom Only to Shoot to the Top

We have all experienced ailments and injuries, periods in our lives that we made unhealthy food choices, didn’t exercise, were unwell or depressed. To some degree, we all have snapshots in time that we can look back on as being times that our bodies were not running at their optimal levels. This is where blockages…

I Wish that I knew What I Know Now…

Roughly 15 months ago, I was living most peoples worst nightmare. Within the time it took for my doc to utter three quick words, the word cancer went from being a word I studied in my genetics textbook and associated with unfamiliar faces of patient’s stories I mindlessly scrolled over online, to something even more personal than…

Oils that may be Essential to your CANcer Journey

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their curative effects on ailments such as CANcer, as well as day-to-day aches, pains and bruises. Essential oils are concentrated liquid compounds extracted from plants, and they are “essential” in the sense that they contain the essence of that plant. When you look at it this way,…

Six Things that 2016 Taught Me

If you plugged into any media or social media platform in the last few weeks of December 2016, you probably took note of the overwhelming number of people writing and posting about how tragic a year 2016 was, and the general consensus that it couldn’t be over fast enough! Perhaps you yourself were one of…

Building Trust from the Inside Out

If you are over the age of five, you have at some point in your life had to learn about trust…possibly the hard way. Our trust is so fragile, can be broken so easily, yet we can be so careless with it. Why? Because we are are human! We want to live lives full of…

The Hard Part of Getting Better

We have all learned not to judge book by its cover, not to criticize what you cannot understand and not to be fooled by what you see on the outside, because the inside is often a very different story. We learn this lesson in grade school as we build friendships, and carry it through our lives as we…

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Community Closer

A few weeks ago my lovely husband, Travis, and I returned from a trip of a lifetime – a sailing trip through the wondrous Discovery Islands off the west coast of British Columbia. We felt the force of the wind push our boat through the ocean’s surface, had the opportunity to sit at the tiller to…

My Big 3 for the Big C

Whether you are newly diagnosed with a disease such as CANCer, receiving treatment or in remission, it is likely that you have a team of nurses, doctors, naturopaths, manual therapists and dieticians all telling you to do different things. What I wish  I could give you is a coach. Someone to interpret each of these disciplines…