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Miles to Memories: Storytelling and Family Road Trips

Growing up, my family was always spending time in the car. Soccer practice, dance class, school–it seemed that we were always on the road. When it came to vacations, it wasn’t much different. With a family of six and my dad’s fear of flying, the traditional road trip constantly presented itself as the most logical option. To some, the idea […]

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Putting Pain in the Past: Palliative Care

Several years ago, I met a young woman (I will call her Catherine) who received a new diagnosis of leukemia. Not surprisingly, she and her family were overwhelmed with the news. She had always been so healthy. While her illness was serious, she was actively in treatment and had every hope for recovery. At the same time, she was exhausted […]

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Breast Cancer? Keep Laughing.

In my first post, Laughing at My Cancer, I talked about my use of a humor as a coping mechanism when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s one thing to maintain a sense of humor while the disease is still an abstract concept, but what about when all the gears start moving? The beauty of using humor is that […]

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On the Edge: An Excerpt from the Bestseller

Adventurer, explorer, mountaineer and author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge, Alison Levine was the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and has completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment given she has had three heart surgeries plus suffers from […]

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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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