Miaderm Radiation Relief Cream

Cancer treatment can hurt, but you can incorporate tricks, tips and products that might help you get to the other end as painlessly as possible. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. […]

Begin Here: Cancer Resource Websites and Links

While I have offered my Patti-ized version of breast cancer advice, this post is a pure resource page for those who have no idea where to get start gathering solid info about cancer. Some links are specific to breast cancer and others cover the wider topic of cancer. I pray you never need this list, […]

Depression Facts and Stats

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Even though I’ve written about depression before, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about it again. FACTS: 1)  Most people who are depressed, about two-thirds, do not seek treatment. 2) Women are TWICE as likely to suffer from depression as men. 3) Exercise can alleviate depression and […]

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

I’ve written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn’t look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let’s take a look at secondary drowning. If you’re like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off […]

May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

As a melanoma survivor,  I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year.  It’s important information that can save your life. If you’ve read this before, whoohoo!  If not, please take a few minutes, if for nothing else but to look through the infographic.  It could honestly save your life or the life […]

The Essential Foam Roller

Do you foam roll?  Do you roll the foam?  Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?! No?  OK, don’t be embarrassed.  Let’s break it down. A foam roller is essential for anyone with muscle pains, aches, and injuries.  It’s also essential to prevent injuries (OMT likes this one!). BONUS: It’s easy!  You basically […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I am not a fan of cold weather and if at all possible, I won’t run in the cold (under 50°).  Thankfully, I currently live in an area where we get a few days of warmish weather mixed in with the cold, so I can get out occasionally.  It’s those interspersed warm days that save […]

Run For Your Life: Coping With Injuries

The Run For Your Life series continues! Catch up here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Running injury?  Let’s talk about how to cope when an injury either curtails your running schedule or completely interrupts your ability to run. I am currently suffering through a training-ending injury.  The ligament that runs along my […]

Temporary Melancholy or Depression?

Temporarily and briefly suffering sadness for no apparent reason makes me a walking definition of melancholy. It happens so rarely that when it takes its leave, it has the ability to switch off my intense memory of it, only to switch it back on when it returns. Oh, yes.  I remember you. I looked over […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #6: A Waning Libido

The Perimenopause Can Suck It series is one of the most popular on this site.  I’d like to believe it’s because we’re all either on the crazy train or about to board.  Either way, you can gain useful information within these posts to use when the the doors slam shut and there’s no getting off […]