There are health benefits from hiking and being in a forest. Trees can have a positive effect on people’s health and well-being. Science has been exploring this concept for decades. And I have been reading and experiencing these effects for
I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They are just ideas and promises. Just dreams. Only about 8% of people who start the year with resolutions actually follow through and keep them. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: a promise to
Journaling and expressive writing can improve the lives of cancer patients. Several scientific studies have shown that journaling can improve sleep, pain levels, other general physical symptoms, psychological well-being and overall quality of life for cancer patients. Expressive writing has
A sports injury can be difficult to heal from physically, mentally and emotionally. Some in the field of sports psychology believe we go through phases similar to grieving. After exploring the topic, diving into the science, watching my fellow athletes
Getting enough sleep is important for our health and happiness. Our body and mind function better when they are well rested. When we don’t get enough rest, we are tired, irritable, sluggish, forgetful and foggy-brained. We aren’t happy. We don’t
I am a runner and I am a cancer survivor. When I started to teach cancer survivors to run, I started to recognize that learning to run and fighting cancer both teach us similar things. Starting is scary and the
While it is fun to run in groups, running alone can be the perfect opportunity to practice mindful meditation. We can’t always run with friends. However, a solo run can be a great way to relieve the stress of a
Most cancer survivors will list “chemo brain” as one of their experiences with cancer treatments. This is the phrase used for a group of cognitive symptoms, including mental fogginess, trouble concentrating, memory loss, confusion, difficulty learning, and slower mental processes.