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How do you develop or maintain a sense of humor when battling something like cancer? Cancer survivor and comedian Scott Burton explains the importance of a sense of humor, how it can get us through even the toughest times, and how it comes in as many forms as those who enjoy its gifts. As someone who's job is bringing humor to those on every level of battling cancer, I hear quite often from nurses, caregivers and fellow survivors that they agree: "When battling cancer, you simply have to have a sense of humor." More
I don’t exactly recall what was on my list of things to do that day in December 1976, but certainly death was not one of them. I was the head of a research laboratory in Seattle, Washington, where we used electron microscopes to study the effects of pollutants on fish. The lab was with the National Marine Fisheries Service, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Our facility sat on the edge of a ship canal that connected two huge lakes, part of the watery charm of Seattle. More
Declare Your Intention to Heal
Keep your feet on the ground when walking through a storm, says Carolyn Scott Kortge, an award-winning journalist, cancer survivor, and author of The Spirited Walker and Healing Walks for Hard Times. Backed by research, her inspiring message is clear: Walking can heal. In this article, she describes how healing walks got her through some of the most difficult times. More
Strawberry season is a much-anticipated event in the Northeast, strawberries being one of the first and most impressive fresh fruits we finally we get to pick after long, cold winters. While they are great on their own, strawberries are fantastic in desserts, so I tapped Omega’s former head baker, Erin Day, for her favorite strawberry recipe. A buckle, which is similar to a crumble, is a cake with berries in the batter and a streusel topping. It can also be made with blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or a combination of fruits. More
June is a big month for the water signs. According to astrologer Eric Francis, that’s good news for everyone, unless your only friend is a cactus (and they love water, too, just not too much of it). For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see June 2013: The Most Interesting Month Since the Ocean. More
Life Is All That Matters by Scott Burton
Finding Unexpected Strength and Joy in Life
Cancer survivor Scott Burton endured a radical bone transplant, seven months of chemotherapy, eight more surgeries, and numerous medical and emotional struggles before he was on the road to recovery. But through all the difficulty and challenges, he learned some priceless lessons too. More
Geneen Roth says there is a much better way to spend your time than strict dieting: Live the life you have. Love the body you've got. More

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