Now What 2.0?

A year ago around this time I had just finished radiation and faced this humongous question of now what? I felt like I had finished a triathlon that I hadn’t trained for much less signed up yet, someone had entered me in this race and I couldn’t find a loophole for me to disqualify myself:(…

Is There A Higher Power?

I’m sure anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer faces the possibility of death and also might even wonder about things like God or a higher power. Here’s a story that might make you start to wonder;-) Talk about the Universe or someone looking out for me–I went into the City for a spa morning on…

A Story About Connection on NYE 2015!

So here’s a story about connection on New Year’s Eve–hopefully you can bear with me to the end. So, on Thursday’s I usually work desk shift for the contact improvisation class in Berkeley and I get to take the class after my shift ends which is what I did. It was the first time I…

Dancing Saved My Life Fundraiser!

I got to go this Breast Cancer Retreat earlier this year on Memorial weekend on a partial scholarship and it was so helpful for me to meet other women! These past few weeks I have been helping the organizers with their website so please check it out by clicking on the image below!

My First Modeling Gig and I Am Asked to Pose Topless!

So it’s not quite what you thought–heh heh;-) My acupuncturist (the one who feeds me gluten free muffins) asked a while ago if I would be her model for her website! Of course I said yes. I was quite flattered actually:-) Right after my lumpectomy, my left breast was quite swollen from the surgery. I was…

Wasabi Deviled Eggs with Pickles!

Deviled eggs is my favorite dish to make for potlucks! They’re finger food and they disappear pretty fast at every pot luck I’ve ever been to. Recently, I decided to come up with a new recipe that has my own twist to it. Being a big fan of wasabi, I wanted to see if it…

MRI all clear!

I got a call from my breast surgeon today! My MRI came back all clear; no abnormalities whatsoever–YAY!! What a difference a year makes. A year ago, I found my lump and one of the most stressful tests I had to take a few weeks after my diagnosis was the MRI:( 35 minutes where I…

Bacon and Artichoke Gluten Free Pizza!

Prep time: 30 minutes Bake time: 25 minutes Serves 4-6 Last night I made a half meat and half veggie pizza for my Breast Cancer Retreat potluck! It was our second potluck since the retreat. I missed the first one since I was sick😦 So I was glad I got to see some of the…

Pineapple Carrot Juice for Chest Cold

Prep time: 15-20 minutes Juicing time: 75 minutes Makes approximately 1 gallon For the last few weeks I have been getting over a bad chest cold:( I knew it was going to be bad when I felt as if some creature was growing in my lungs and it would burst out any moment like in…

Botched Breast Surgery: A Real Nightmare

Last night after I worked with a friend on some emotional stuff, I went to sleep and had a horrible dream. A nightmare is more like it. This is my recollection of it… In my dream, my left breast was crooked and it didn’t match my right one so, I decide to go the vet…

Friendship Cookies: Flourless Ginger Almond Cookies With Raisins

 Prep time: 30 minutes; makes about a dozen cookies This recipe is one I like to make for friends especially friends who have helped me on my journey through breast cancer. It’s also incredibly simple and easy to make and you can refrigerate them. They come out chewy and moist and you won’t want to…