Category Archives: Wellness

Monica Bryant: Healthcare Reform

In our second interview with Monica Bryant she offers up her positive perspective on healthcare reform. She responds to research that indicates the general public feels they do not understand the changes healthcare reform will bring, much less how these changes will impact their lives. With her simple and concise style of communication Miss Monica covers topics like how changes will benefit the cancer community, young adult cancer survivors, those with pre-existing conditions, low income America, and how coverage has been categorized and standardized. She encourages us to seek out impartial information on the topic. Thank you, Miss Monica for another great interview!

Wellness: Home Delivered Nutrition with Susan Bratton, founder of Meals to Heal

Do you mean to tell me that some cancer patients are having healthy meals delivered to them? Meals that are designed for their individual needs? That idea was so wonderful to us that we asked Miss Susan Bratton talk with us about Meals to Heal. She tells us all about her mission to bring healthy and delicious meals as well as sound nutritional counseling to cancer patients. Miss Susan helps us understand how nutrition can benefit this population in a real way during and after treatment, as well as the importance of having a nutritionist as part of the oncology team. Two of her pearls of wisdom were “get your nutrition from food” and “minimize the use of supplements.”

Wellness: Stress Management with Lauren Miller, author and speaker

Lauren Miller is not only a stress management expert, but a cancer survivor as well. She has lived through many of life’s challenges. Weathering those storms brought a new level of wisdom to her expertise. She compells us to step back. Observe your life to define your reactions. Once your triggers are isolated, Miss Lauren offers stress reduction strategies that are simple, practical and effective. She discusses the 3 roots of stress as well as the biological benefits of laughter. Does the idea of laughter yoga sound intriguing? Tune in!

Intro to Wellness

This light-hearted podcast introduces Sharon & Lucy’s series on wellness by discussing what it is and how it is relevant to our lives….Our REAL lives as patients, caregivers, family, friends, chemo coordinators and medical support team members. We briefly discuss the 5 areas of wellness and the importance of keeping these aspects of our lives as balanced as possible. As Paul Boesey once said, “We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.” Come, relax and listen as you determine whether your star out of balance and spinning through the sky.

After this podcast you can expect to see other podcasts posted (includes some amazing interviews) which will much more specifically target the following areas of wellness: Social, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual.