Why I Had My Ovaries Removed At 28

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 I never imagined it would result in me making the decision to remove my ovaries. But here I am. Today marks a week since I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed and I still feel the same as I did before. Sure, I have had…

Lentil & Cauli Mash Casserole

I used to love making Shepard’s Pie back when I ate meat and potatoes! Sometimes I would mix up the mash on top and use sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. I never thought I’d be using zero animal products while making something similar to what I used to love! Things change and that’s great….

Conscious Eating to Combat Cancer

I have been wanting to share my new findings about what I eat and why I am eating it. I remember reading an article or blog post a few years ago about being intentional with what you are putting into your body. It sparked something inside and now I am seeing it unfold in my…

Energy Follows Thought

As I sit in the “dungeon” of the Cleveland Clinic, I ponder life. The “dungeon” is the PET scan area. Here they inject you with radioactive sugar water which then shows up on imaging in any areas of your body that are metabolically active. The scan only takes 15 minutes but you have to sit…

Run Wild, Sweet Warrior

You may question why I’m leaving Ohio so soon. You may think I’m running away, or have fallen out of love with the place, or don’t care about the people. In reality, I’ve been feeling incomplete. It’s not because of the pain from cancer or fear of death. It’s not the limp in my step…

Hope is All You Need

The journey has been exciting, tiring, breathtaking and stressful. One week ago we packed up our car, just days after getting married, to start the trek back to Ohio. Driving from Denver to Santa Fe we stopped at the Great Sand Dunes along the way, a dream of ours since we first heard about them…

Pack Your Life Into a Box and Make a Choice

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow Last week we packed up most of our belongings. This week we headed out to Estes Park, CO to get spontaneously married alongside our families, some great friends, and our dog, Leonidas. Next week…

Stay positive. Be inspiration.

I wanted to share a quick reminder to stay positive. Positive thoughts spread as energy that directly affects those around you. Positivity not only helps direct you to a place of tolerance but also a place of clear minded debate. A debate with yourself that allows you to come out the victor. My struggle has…

Nature Therapy is REAL

I was recently sharing my story and struggles with someone and they asked me if I blogged about my story. I told them no and it got me thinking – I should share my journey with others. Let me tell you what I have been going through… About three weeks ago, the day before my…

Spicy Tofu Tacos

Inspired by: #nationaltacoday Tacos are quite possibly my favorite food ever! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. They are good anytime of the day, month, or year. Ingredients -16oz extra firm tofu, cubed -2 tbsp oil -1 bay leaf – smoked salt to taste Seasoning Mixture -1 heaping tsp cumin -1 heaping tsp ground corriander -1 tbsp dried…