When breast cancer, mental health and breastfeeding collide

When I was making decisions about my breast cancer treatment, I was only 25 years old. I was not in a stage of my life where I was even remotely settled down, yet I was trying to make decisions that would affect me the rest of my life. It wasn’t easy. One of the biggestContinue reading “When breast cancer, mental health and breastfeeding collide”

Personal training: How it started vs. how it’s going

I officially started training at the Jewish Community Center in July and it’s been going incredibly well. At first, I felt nervous and needed to find my footing in this new environment. I learned a lot in my studies, through shadowing other trainers, and through training a friend since March, but it still takes moreContinue reading “Personal training: How it started vs. how it’s going”

Advocating for yourself is crucial

I first truly learned the importance of advocating for yourself (or having someone advocate on your behalf) when I was in Rwanda experiencing the cancer diagnostic process there. That situation never leaves me. Since then, I’ve always been a proponent of listening to your body, seeking medical consultation when in doubt, and pursuing treatment earlyContinue reading “Advocating for yourself is crucial”

I finally found my place in the gym!

It’s been a journey both pursuing my own personal health and fitness while also working toward making it my new career path. I thought I found my place in my original gym, but that didn’t end up being the case. While I still credit that gym for changing my life and helping me find myContinue reading “I finally found my place in the gym!”