Lifestyle and Health

Maintaining health and balance in the body is essential to sustaining a positive lifestyle, especially during treatment or other major life challenges. With 14+ years of experience with breast cancer, I want to share my trials, tips, and suggestions with you. It’s my passion to help you navigate your health and lifestyle in the breast cancer wonderland.

Motivate Yourself to Eat Right

Motivate Yourself to Eat Right!

I'm very excited to offer you a wonderful guest post by Dr. Ellen Albertson, PhD, RDN, CD ...
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Feeling Stressed at the Holidays?

How many times in the last few weeks has someone said to you “I’m totally stressed out.” ...
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Gingerbread House

Happy Holidays!

  I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and were able to share your life with family ...
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Waterfall in India

Water is essential to life

When you are being treated for breast cancer, one challenge you may face is finding a way ...
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My Chemo Shirt

My chemo t-shirt

I like to wear my chemo t-shirt every time I have some sort of treatment. I’ve had ...
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Barbara in Dubai with compression sleeve

Flying with Breast Cancer

At some point in your breast cancer journey, you will probably have the occasion to take a ...
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spin class

Spinning through breast cancer

I just came home from spin class.* I am so happy that my strength is back to the ...
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Eating breakfast on chemo days

When you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, it is important that you continue to eat well ...
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Darlene Baldachino Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Makeup tips for when you’re not feeling your best

An Interview with Darlene Baldachino, Hair Stylist and Makeup Expert* I recently spoke to Darlene Baldachino to ...
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Protein Needs During Breast Cancer

Protein is a very important part of a healthy diet. Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is ...
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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

Hi, I am

Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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Are you or a loved one experience Breast Cancer. Find encouragement, tips and recipes to support the journey.