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April 24, 2018

You are invited to join Cathy Skinner, certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

 for a LIVE webinar on Thurs, April 26th at 11 am (EST).

The online event is FREE. Registration is here:

April 5, 2018

Last month, I came across a documentary called Science of Fasting by Sylvie Gilman. I recalled hearing about fasting as a way to lose weight, so it piqued my interest. The documentary was a fascinating look at the history of fasting and the science of how it works. It...

Cancer patients often wonder what role does exercise play in their recovery and where do they start. My video conversation with Andrew Schorr of Patient Power highlights some ideas:

December 17, 2017

As the song goes, the holidays are supposed to be the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The holidays are supposed to be about spending time with friends and family, about giving, about enjoying winter activities, about transitioning to the shortest day of the year, th...

October 26, 2017

You are diagnosed with cancer. No one wants to get this news. Sadly, and remarkably, 45% of us will be diagnosed. It is estimated that 1-in-2 men and 1-in-3 women will hear the words, "You have cancer” in their lifetime.

When the shock wears off, it is important to thin...

October 26, 2017

“Do you know Mary?” A friend asks.

“Yes.” I respond.

“Did you know that Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer?” 

“I can’t believe it!” I exclaim.

“Mary just found out last week. She didn’t even have a family history of breast cancer. As you can imagine, she is just devasta...

October 26, 2017

On August 26th, I lost a friend named Camille to Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. We were both Stage 3 when originally diagnosed just a few years apart. Our treatments were virtually the same. I have been in remission for six years. She had a recurrence after just ove...

February 10, 2017

I admit it. I used to be one of those haughty, judgmental types who didn’t own a cellphone and dismissed friends’ annoying requests to join Facebook, read that one blog post that would change my life or get an iPad so I could track my daily intake of calories.

Then I go...

February 9, 2017

Since November, I have been in a perpetual state of anxiety. I check my Twitter feed ten times a day, and I receive push notifications from CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the Huffington Post every two minutes. I thought I was managing the daily anxiety-causing onslaught of...