Like the disease, the language of cancer is complex and unique. It’s filled with potential land mines and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. I get it. As a coach, I believe strongly in the power of language, the words we choose, and the energy they generate for us. Normally, in…
One of the things I admire and respect about Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is that they take risks and experiment with new approaches.
I’d long heard about the benefits of Kale and yet I hadn’t found a palatable way to enjoy it. But at the 2013 Blogger Summit in Arizona, CTCA’s talented chef created a visually inviting kale salad that showed a lot of potential for a non-Kale eater. So I decided to follow Robin William’s advice and seize the day.
Given that the kale was fresh from CTCA AZ’s organic 25 acre farm, planted and harvested by their very own Farmer Bob, my guess was that if Kale was ever going to be tasty, this would be the time.
By the time I was three forkfuls in, I was a convert…even more so when I had Laura, CTCA’s Public Affairs Specialist, email me the recipe. What?! Four ingredients was all it took to make this flavorful and healthy salad? Lemon juice, olive oil, chopped kale and shaved Parmesan? Now that’s something even someone as busy as I am can pull together fast.
Like the disease, the language of cancer is complex and unique. It’s filled with potential landmines and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. I get it. As a coach, I believe strongly in the power of language, the words we choose and the energy they generate for us.
While attending the Cancer Treatment Centers of America 2013 Blogger Summit, there was a moment with some of my fellow bloggers where it looked like we might get to generate a sidebar conversation about this topic. But the unique direct access to medical experts and the extremely full panel discussion schedule preempted this. So, in honor of those who shared a table with me in Arizona, here’s my exploration of the language of cancer…