Who is The Savvy Sister?
That’s me right before chemo giving the one fingered wave to my cancer. I decided to chop off my own hair rather than let the chemo “take it”. I took the opportunity to have some fun…I mean, how many people get to see what they look like with a mohawk?
When I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2005, I was determined to “make something good” out of it. As a health professional (I am an RN specializing in cardiology since 1986) I read everything I could get my hands on to try to make some sense out of this diagnosis and keep this disease at bay while living a rich and full life.
I have several friends who were also “blessed” with breast cancer. We would occasionally get together and swap survival stories…(how much Vitamin D are you taking??) It was very helpful for us all to get other points of view. Often there is a side to “survival” that we don’t think of or don’t value until someone brings it to our attention.
Thus is the purpose of this blog. I am merely bringing you my “survival” (i.e. health promoting) techniques. Living with cancer or just attempting to live a cancer free life (whether you have had it or not) is an ever-evolving process. I would like for you to benefit from my hundreds (probably thousands!) of hours of reading, research, web surfing , and discussions with professionals in order to help you make your own choices for yourself and your loved ones.
To clarify…I am not telling you what to do or how to live your life. That’s for you to decide. I am merely telling you what I do every day to live a healthier– more specifically, cancer-free life, and it is based on solid studies…not on presumptions or false web site claims. My information is triple cross-checked and I will give my information sites whenever possible. Will my information change? Probably. No one has all the answers. But hopefully I can get you thinking about the questions, and then you can come up with your own answers.
My daily choices are made after answering 2 questions:
1. Will it promote my health?
2. Can I be happy including this in my life?
You can take the things you read here, and apply the same questions.
For example: broccoli……will it promote your health? YES! Can you be happy including this in your life?…….well……if the answer is that you would rather drink battery acid than eat broccoli, then don’t eat it!
Here are some points about this blog:
*this is not a blog to tell you what to do. Rather it gives you easy options to choose. Whether you choose them or not is totally up to you
*I will do my best to substantiate everything I do with references-whether they are web sites, or books or seminars I have attended.
*I am a registered nurse and that makes me a professional, but it does not make me an expert on everything.
*I am not your health professional, so please check with your doctor or health provider before you adopt any routines or suggestions mentioned here.
*I am not getting any money for endorsing certain products. If I say it’s good, it’s because that is what I think because I use it.
*I believe everyone has the right to be happy and healthy and I think having information can help you in your quest for that happy, healthy, you.
*I believe in hard facts…not myths or half-truths or fads.
So check out my posts! And please leave some feedback–good or bad–as I love to share ideas!
Please feel free to e-mail me with questions or comments…I love to share ideas….(ok I said that already, but I really do love to!)
So what’s with MOON Organics?
MOON Organics is a company I created to bring the organic, natural, beauty products I developed and have been using since my cancer, to you! These are original creations of mine based on the fact that I couldn’t find truly natural products that were effective, so I decided to just make my own.
I am constantly developing new products to help with different problems…scars, wrinkles, dry skin, etc.
Please check out MOON Organics. But there’s no pressure….Thanks!