Tag "prostate-cancer"

February 4, 2019

The Birthday That Changed My Life – Forever

The Significance of February 24th I am honored to be headed to Capitol Hill on February 24th for the 3rd consecutive year. Our advocacy group, ZERO, will be on The Hill meeting with members of Congress and the Senate, championing for increased funding for the prostate cancer research program (PCRP) - to $110 million in...
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January 14, 2019

The Dawn of a New Age in Cancer Treatment

One of the most important events last year was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a drug based on a tumor’s genetic profile as opposed to the tissue where it originated. “This marks another step in an important shift toward treating cancers based on their tumor genetics rather than their site of…

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December 15, 2018

When “i” is replaced by “we,” even illness becomes wellness

Many issues in life are overwhelming; getting diagnosed with cancer is one of those. I’ve been very fortunate. Many of my friends and colleagues that are part of this “brotherhood” haven’t been as fortunate. Prostate cancer is terribly underfunded (and misunderstood) compared to other Cancers because men don’t talk about it. They don’t engage because…

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February 16, 2018

What is a Winning Mindset?

As I wrote  in my blog CHOOSING THE RIGHT MINDSET (12.27.17), the right mindset takes courage and diligence; it can help you step out of your comfort zone to deal with the curveballs life throws at you. When I arrived in Beaver Creek Colorado for the Mountain Man Winter Triathlon years ago, I heard it…

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February 11, 2018

Live Beyond Yourself

“I profoundly feel that the art of living is the art of giving.  You’re fulfilled in the moment of giving, of doing something beyond yourself.”  – Laurance Rockefeller To become an IRONMAN, you must be somewhat self-absorbed and self-centered. Training requires great time-management skills. The typical personality of an IRONMAN is driven and goal-oriented in…

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February 2, 2018

Know Your Options

Tony Robbins said, “Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.” When I was trying to figure out how to fight cancer, I didn’t just follow the doctor’s orders.  I wanted to make sure I KNEW what my options were. I spent a significant amount of time exploring the options.  I believe…

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January 26, 2018

Be Prepared

One of the keys to handling anything in life is to be prepared.  As Ben Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” For me, cancer surgery was a game-changer. Post-surgery; I felt like I had been run over by an 18-wheeler. I was severely challenged, but was mentally prepared. The anticipation…

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January 19, 2018

Overcome Your Fear

The dictionary defines fear as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.  What fears do you have and how are they impacting your life?  Fear can be devastating to your mindset and lead you down a mental path so different than who you…

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January 12, 2018

Be Intentional

Maintaining a winning mindset is a conscious choice and a key component is being intentional. Sometimes if something goes wrong, we don’t stop and look at how we might have impacted the outcome.   When we examine that and stay conscious with our actions and thoughts, we can end up with a much more intentional…

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