Author Archives: aurelie

May 2019-Serenity: The Path to Inner Peace

This month we continue with our W.E.L.L.N.E.S.S. theme: W.inning E.very L.iving day thru L.ove N.utrition E.xercise S.erenity and S.pirituality. Serenity is an inner feeling of tranquility or peace.  In that light, I would like to introduce you to two people … Continue reading

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April 2019-Exercise for Fun!

Spring Greetings to all in our Parenting Community! Don’t you just Love Spring as the world seems to come alive again, the flowers bloom, baby birds shout out to their “bird parents” that they are hungry or another day is … Continue reading

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March 2019-Wholeful Eating

Welcome to March and the beginning of Spring! This month we will continue exploring the keys to building a Life of Good Health thru W.E.L.L.N.E.S.S.  WELLNESS stands for W.inning E.very L.iving day thru L.ove N.utrition E.xercise S.erenity and S.pirituality.  It … Continue reading

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February 2019-Heartful Living

February is the month many of us associate with Valentine’s Day! It is a beautiful Holiday to honor those we love and share cards, chocolate and treasured gifts and memories. This February we continue to explore the keys to building … Continue reading

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January 2019-Creating Resiliency through W.E.L.L.N.E.S.S.© Parenting

If you are like most people that I see in my work caring for those with cancer, you try to live your best life and hope that you can avoid cancer. You probably know someone who has had cancer or … Continue reading

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December 2018-Craft a Family Life You Love

I am not a crafty person.  My sister Laurie is.  Even as a teen I was amazed how she could sew together a stuffed bunny rabbit, pictured here…and still so so cute,  or make her own lamp shade for an … Continue reading

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November 2018-Build a Network of Support

This is a picture of my dear friends at work who I have worked with for many years on our inpatient Medical Oncology floor.  Katrina was our Chaplain par Excellence who had creative ways of meeting patients spiritual needs when … Continue reading

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October 2018-Building Fun and Traditions

Meet Gilda the Silly Witch…at least that is what I affectionately call her!  I saw her while travelling through Maine one day this fall and I couldn’t help but laugh and enjoyed the silliness of the moment!! Don’t you just … Continue reading

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September 2018-Connecting with Nature

September is the season for the kids going back to school, students starting or returning to college or graduate school and parents to design a new schedule for the academic year.  While it can be very hectic, it can also … Continue reading

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August 2018-Taking Time to Renew

August is a wonderful month to take a deep breath and recover from the busyness of the year before the new academic year begins!  I love this month, like many parents, as it is the last time for a year … Continue reading

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July 2018-Thrive on Five

          July is a wonderful month for eating whole, fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables.  I remember as a child growing up on Cape Cod, my mom would take all of us to the back roads of … Continue reading

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June 2018-Celebrating Cancer Survivorship Month and Those Making a Difference

June is a Special Month.  We get to Celebrate Cancer Survivorship Month!  Our world is in the process of transformation, I am sure that you have noticed and can feel it too!!  There is so much energy on this planet … Continue reading

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May 2018-Celebrating Mothers who are Making a Difference

I Love the Month of May!   As a Mom, every day is Mother’s Day because being a Mom is the BEST  and no one can explain how Amazing and Overwhelming the feelings are until one has actually held that baby.  … Continue reading

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April 2018-Champions for Change!

This month I wanted to highlight two more people that are doing wonderful work on  Nutritional and Environmental issues.  As my patients have taught me so well, what we are knowingly or unknowingly exposed to in the environment or in … Continue reading

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March 2018-Radical Remissions……

This is my new favorite book!  I read it while I was on vacation and it is a gem I wanted to share with all in our Parenting Community.  Did you know that there are a number of people who … Continue reading

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February 2018-Living a Heart-Centered Lifestyle!

This is me having fun and enjoying a cooking class in Bali, Indonesia!  I highly recommend vacationing there as the Balinese people have big smiles and warm hearts.  They are very community oriented and this is a tradition that we … Continue reading

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January 2018-Identifying Challenges, Creating Solutions

As we now enter a whole new year of 2018, I am excited to refocus on where we are going and share some Food For Thought!  As a Mom who is raising a millenial and cares about health, education, the environment … Continue reading

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December 2017-Words of Wisdom to Ponder

As a Clinical Oncology Nurse, I have taken care of many different patients with a variety of illnesses.  One of the wealthiest patients I ever took care of said something to me one time that stuck with me and I … Continue reading

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November 2017-The Art of Self-Care

This is a picture of my daughter and I when she was about 2-1/2 months old.  So precious!! I am sure that you remember those days…who could forget!!  It is a precious time for moms, dads and babies when all … Continue reading

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October 2017-The Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

In keeping with the theme of Believing that Good Health is Possible, this month I wanted to share a story of a couple that I met on a nature walk I had at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Maine … Continue reading

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September 2017-Believing that Good Health is Possible

This is a picture of my daughter when she was 5 years old and I took her to Disneyworld where she got to be a Princess for several days and meet Mickey Mouse who spun her around before I took … Continue reading

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August 2017-Refresh, Rejuvenate, Renew

            August is a wonderful month to Refresh, Rejuvenate and Renew the Spirit!  It is a quieter month in the year, as many families vacation and kids have some down time before they return to … Continue reading

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July 2017-Giving Kids a Fair Chance….

This month, I wanted to share with you my new favorite book by James Heckman.            Dr Heckman is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and a Nobel Prize Recipient who has … Continue reading

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June 2017-National Cancer Survivorship Month-Finding Purpose!

In a follow up to last months blog on Debating Chemicals in our environment, I wanted to share with you more info on that topic.  In 1995, as a Clinical Specialist for Women’s Health in Stamford, CT, one of my … Continue reading

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May 2017-Debating the Chemicals in our Environment

There are numerous debates going on now…some are in the halls of Congress and the Senate, some are in the media, in our state governments and in our homes.  Debates can be good opportunities to openly discuss important issues and … Continue reading

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