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 wayย to share information with our CANcer community and with every person we touch….

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,…

How Full is your WELLness?

I spent this past weekend taking advantage of all the great things that the Interior Wellness Fair & Conference had to offer with two very special ladies and one very special rainbow baby. After spending three days at the conference I feel inspired, lighter (thanks to the acupuncture!), relaxed (thanks to the massage!) and most…

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 Iย wishย  I could give you is a coach. Someone to interpret each of these disciplines…

Spice Up Your Life

A common side effect of the western world becoming more and more health conscious, is that people are realizing that food is medicine. Certain foods can be used for their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to treat certain infections, certain spices and herbs can be used to treat things like the common cold and eating more…

Conventional vs. Alternative

Manyย times in life you will be faced with decisions on how you want to live your life, nourish your body and feed your soul. There are so many different approaches one could take, that sometimes we forget that we have a choice! Do you want fine china or clay pottery, a log cabin in the…

Planticize to Prosperity

When I received my CANcer diagnosis at the end of 2015 I felt, for the first time in my life, like I really had absolutely NO control over anything. As I was still fretting about the possibility of loosing my hair (which I didn’t – Yay me!) I was signed up for a six month…

Hakuna My-Mantra

We have all seen it, and we have all had even the slightest of smiles wash over our faces and felt warm and fluttery feelings in our tummies as we watch the scene from the Lion King movie where Timon and Pumbaa dance through the jungle and swing through the trees as they sing about…

Camping with a Capital “C”

For many Canadians, the Victoria Day long weekend marks the annual inaugural camping trip. In this case, my husband, Travis, and I are like most Canadians. This is the weekend we get to stretch our campers legs after a long winter of hibernation, dust off our go-to camping flannels, stand in line for an hour…

The Practice of Positivity

All my life, people have told me that I am a very positive person. For the majority of my life, I didn’t really think anything of it – maybe I just smile a lot? Maybe they just wanted to say something nice? Maybe that was some people’s way of saying that I am unrealistic?! Whatever…