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About Katie Dohman

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor living in St. Paul with her husband, new baby girl, and two rescue mutts.

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Holiday Decorations for Any Age

‘Tis the time of year when home decorations make dark days seem brighter. Crafting is a great way to spend time together, and it doesn’t require a lot of running around either. (It’s festive and restive!) 10 Easy Christmas Ornaments Allison McDonald of No Time for Flash Cards remembers making her first holiday ornament: it involved a spool of thread […]

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Tips to be a Great Patient Advocate

Navigating a diagnosis and treatment plan can be frustrating and confusing. But what if you could take steps to be a great advocate for yourself or a loved one? Dr. Emil Lou, an oncologist with a passion for patient advocacy, shares some tips below. Patient Advocacy Tips Take a Deep Breath.  When someone is diagnosed, it’s a natural reaction to […]

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Sisters and Best Friends, Conquering Challenges Together

There’s a saying out there about being kind to people no matter what, because we’re all fighting our own battles. In the Geist family, they’ve experienced two battles. One is now, thankfully, conquered—18-year-old Greta’s fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is coming to a close, as recent tests came back showing no signs of her cancer. “I felt relief, happiness, and excitement […]

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Living with Cancer – and with Joy

Kenon Neal has been diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer which metastasized to her liver, after battling cancer in various forms, on and off, over the past 28 years. Despite health challenges, she doesn’t use words like “struggle.” She uses words like “opportunity” and “appreciation.” It’s not easy, she says. But it is a privilege to joyfully live out your days, […]

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Photographing the Journey: Pictures in Storytelling

Sometimes, words fail us. And unfortunately, sometimes they fail when we need them most: to explain the pain or suffering, or exalt in joy. To convey a tenderness or a fragility, a vulnerability or power. Sometimes words, as wonderful as they can be—soothing or life-affirming or hilarious or kind—are fraught with baggage, tone, motives. Or our mental thesaurus goes missing […]

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