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Crows or Eagles: Which Will You Choose?

By on September 24th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I submitted this essay years ago to the book Chicken Soup for the Survivor’s Soul. It was not chosen for inclusion (I never heard back), but as I recently re-read what I wrote, I could still see everything about that moment, along with remembering my subsequent thoughts and feelings. I also remember the enjoyment of writing the article. I enjoyed reading it again, and …

The Farm at St. Joe’s Hospital: Healthcare Is Happening Here!

By on July 24th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Kale in a hospital? Yes!

Vegetable gardening from a wheelchair, at a hospital? Yes!

Once in a while, something comes along that I just HAVE to share with everyone I know, every way I can.

Such is the case with this short documentary that gives the history and the purpose of The Farm at St. Joe’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Yes, I am interviewed for …

Wham Bam! A Cellulitis Scare After All These Years

By on November 23rd, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Full disclosure here: My sole intent for sharing these details of my experience is simple. I hope to help someone else avoid what happened to me.

To briefly recap Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 , this summer (our first living full-time on the farm) found me loving living here and farming full-time, but thinking, thinking, thinking about everything that needed to be done, and running, …

Less Is More, or at Least Equal

By on September 2nd, 2011 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Diana's personal blog on February 9, 2011. covered the study results she mentions here: Sentinel Node Dissection Poses No Breast Cancer Survival Hazard.]

In case you’re a day or two behind with ‘big news,’ yesterday really big news regarding standard breast cancer treatment was released indicating that there is no decrease in life expectancy in …

Top 10 Ways to Use Kale!

By on June 2nd, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I was not clever enough (or quick enough) to write this list myself, so I am sending you to a fellow (“sister” really) Michigan Lady Food Blogger who just wrote an article with this title for her blog called The Local Cook. Check it out – all her recipes sounds great.

In addition, I love the idea of a cooking class just on greens, what …

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