Blog Archives: January 2016 — December 2016

Healing vs Curing

November 02, 2016
Ginny Vickers
For ages, I've been thinking about writing a blog about cancer and integrative therapies. But what was holding me back was trying to figure out what to write about first, since there's so much information I want to share. So here I am - ready to share my passion for oncology massage, which truly feels like my mission. In my blog posts I’ll talk about what originally led me to this work, what happens when one receives a cancer diagnosis, cancer and its side effects, living with cancer, end of life care, care giver support, research ...

What is Lymphedema?

July 25, 2016
Ginny Vickers
Lymphedema is one of the scariest long term side effects of breast cancer treatment. It can result when lymph nodes are removed or damaged by surgery and/or radiation. Disfiguring, distressing, and often disabling, lymphedema can only be managed and controlled, not cured. Those who have been treated for breast cancer are at risk for developing this condition, and that risk remains life-long. Many doctors don't have a great deal of experience with the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema because medical schools don't teach the lymphatic ...

220 Mile Bike Ride

July 12, 2016
Lauren Allansmith
BeWell Blog on My 220 Mile Ride If you train for it and ask for lots of help, you can do just about anything in life. Think Big. It’s okay to be afraid. Acknowledge it, give it a hug and then let it go. Joy is in the moment and I found it by savoring every second of the ride. When Itai and I were picked to be ambassadors for BeWell, Sarah and Jen asked us to write down our goals. They wanted to see how BeWell could support us in our personal and community goals. Of course I had never written down my goals before probably because I had ...

My Experience with Kripalu Yoga

January 29, 2016
Laura Griffin
People often ask me about Kripalu yoga. What is it? How do you pronounce it? I love these questions and to share what I know about this unique practice. Kripalu is pronounced KRI PAH LOO and means BEING COMPASSIONATE. About fifteen years ago I was looking for something to help me ease pretty severe anxiety. So I went yoga and meditation shopping. Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram…I tried them all. And then it happened…I met a teacher in Cambridge who taught classes in the back of a tiny bookstore… her style spoke to me, moved me, grounded me and ...

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