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    Cancer Harbors Book Progress Report

    I’ve been busy putting Cancer Harbors into book form these past few months. I’ve found a publisher and I’m making…

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    2016 Breast Cancer Rehab Summit

    International Online Breast Cancer Rehab Summit for Healthcare Providers, December 6-12, 2016  This Online Summit features Cancer Rehab innovators from all over the…

  • Veggie Quesadillas Recipe | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    Recipe for Veggie Quesadillas

    Cancer Harbors Veggie Quesadillas Ingredients 4 large flour tortillas 1 cup of grated monterey jack cheese 4-6 oz of plain…

  • Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are now unable to continue…

  • Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    What’s New at Cancer Harbors?

    The summer is drawing to a close and the new Cancer Harbors program has been up and running since spring.…

  • Healthcare Organizations | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    Why are healthcare organizations in the business of cancer survivorship?

    “The medical profession has to take ownership of the collateral damage that its treatments cause if we are ever going…

  • Path to Cancer Recovery | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    Cancer Harbors Monthly Path To Cancer Recovery

    The path to cancer recovery is presented in Cancer Harbors through a library of self-paced learning activities. Video-enhanced and illustrated, these…

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    When Your Friend Has Cancer

    When you find out your friend has cancer, depending on your familiarity or experience with it, you can experience emotions…

  • Cancer Health Coach | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    The Best Survivorship Coaching Available Anywhere!

    What’s in Cancer Harbors? The Best Cancer Survivorship Coaching Available Anywhere! Cancer Harbors teaches, guides and coaches you in building…

  • FIERCE Cancer Support Group | Cancer Harbors Survivorship Care Plan and Program

    What is FIERCE?

    FIERCE: Functional & Fit, Independent, Energized, Restored, Confident & Empowered® is a concept that applies to overall health and well-being…

  • Tear down silos, build bridges in healthcare

    A doctor asks: What does a cancer coach do?

    I recently was asked this question online, in so many words, by a physician curious about what a cancer coach does…

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    What Athletes Should Know About Cancer

    When I’m not running, I’m an oncology nurse and cancer recovery coach. Athletes (and many health-conscious people) are usually great examples…

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    Internet Roulette: It’s Dicey

    Recently I got a call from a prospective client, who told me he was going to try a high dose…

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    Taking Action on Cancer Survivors’ Everyday Needs

    Cancer Harbors is now live and available, it’s an innovative approach to meeting post-treatment needs for cancer survivors. The important…

  • Cancer Harbors for Family, Caregivers, and Friends of Someone With Cancer

  • Cancer Harbors For Survivors

  • In Our Cancer Moonshot, Don’t Forget Earth

    In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama introduced the moonshot to cure cancer. A cancer moonshot is…

  • Book Review: Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person

    Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person by Nancy Stordahl Review by Alene Nitzky,…

  • Cancer Recurrence and Avoidance | Cancer Harbors Cancer Survivorship Care Plan

    Avoid Avoidance

    There are certain topics that are avoided by cancer survivors and health care providers alike. Some of the reasons why…

  • Information and Quality of Life

    When it comes to health care and medicine, who is under-informed or over-informed? It might not be who you think…

  • Getting Well Takes a Team

    Bringing physicians, restorative therapists and patients together as a team after cancer treatment is done to work with the patient’s…

  • FIERCE: A Complete Approach

    FIERCE® is an approach to wellness through activity, to improve quality of life. It goes beyond physical activity and exercise,…

  • Self-Care Exercise: The Giant Tree

    Admiring a work of nature such as the skybound limbs and deep bark ridges in this massive, ancient cottonwood tree, can…

  • Healthy Holidays!

    Exercising throughout the winter is a healthy habit to establish before the coldest weather hits, so that you’ll have a…

  • Team Effort For Advocacy

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that…

  • BRAs to Tucson: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

    Terri Coutee, patient advocate for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has organized the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) event at the…

  • Prehab, Simplified

    Though it’s fairly new, you might have heard the term “prehab” before, especially if you’ve been in any major cancer centers,…

  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to talk about these things: ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva, fallopian tubes, they…

  • Healing From Cancer-Related Trauma

    Please welcome guest blogger Carl Nassar as he writes about the topic of healing from trauma as a result of…

  • Cancer Survivorship Skills Tweetchat

    Please join Tigerlily Foundation and Sunspirit Wellness Services LLC as we collaborate to bring a tweetchat on cancer survivorship skills to…

  • Brokaw’s Memoir: A Commentary

    A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw NBC news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw wrote a…

  • Resourcefulness is an Essential Skill for Health Care Providers

    Often I hear comments from people who have been treated for cancer and other illnesses talking about the things they wish…

  • Young Women’s Breast Health Day

    I am sharing this information from Maimah Karmo, the founder of the Tiger Lily Foundation, which is a nonprofit advocacy…

  • Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

    Terri Coutee, an advocate for breast reconstruction awareness, has written an eloquent letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary…

  • Filling The Gaps in Cancer Care: It Really Does Take A Village

    Sunspirit Wellness Services is committed to addressing your individual needs that can sometimes slip through the cracks during and after the…

  • New Evidence for Benefits of Exercise During Cancer Treatment

    Researchers at Kansas State University have shown that regular, moderate exercise improves tumor oxygenation, which alters the tumor’s surroundings in…

  • “Collateral Damage” Requires Guidance, Support

    I recently walked in the office of an oncology practice to drop off some information. On my way out of…

  • The Invisible Parts

    Any time you have a treatment that alters a part of your body, that part is never the same. During…

  • Empowered Nurses Free Gift

    Free Gift to Empowered Nurses Alene Nitzky, founder of Sunspirit Wellness Services has a chapter in a book to be…

  • Sunspirit Happenings

    It’s been an exciting winter at Sunspirit Wellness Services. First we welcomed Anna Clauson, practicum student in Health promotion from…

  • Physical Activity First

    This morning I was doing some reading and stumbled across this blogpost, which really spoke to me, not just because exercise…

  • Obesity Shortens Life Quality By Decades

    Not only does obesity shorten your life, the toll it takes on your quality of life is even greater. If…

  • Endocrine Therapy (Aromatase Inhibitors) for Breast Cancer

    Nancy’s Point is a blog written by knowledgeable breast cancer survivor and advocate Nancy Stordahl, author of Getting Past The Fear: A…

  • Support Hope Lives! Breast Cancer Services

    A benefit for Hope Lives! in northern Colorado. Women Supporting Breast Cancer Services and Northern Colorado Women Women supporting women…

  • Foot Care is Your Base of Support

    All active people who spend time on their feet should read this article on caring for your feet. We spend…

  • Exercise Essential with Breast Cancer

    Too many women with breast cancer are falling short of recommended guidelines for exercise. Current recommendations are 75 minutes of…

  • Pink Boa 5K Benefit for Hope Lives

    The annual Pink Boa 5K was held June 7th in Fort Collins, Colorado. The event is a benefit for Hope Lives!,…

  • New Book on Mental Preparation for Chemotherapy

    Book Review of Getting Past the Fear: A Guide to Help You Mentally Prepare for Chemotherapy by Nancy Stordahl  …

  • Post-Cancer Treatment Guidance Has Room for Improvement

    Despite recommendations from the Institute of Medicine that patients receive a written cancer survivorship care plan after treatment, many oncologists…

  • Press Release

    New Company Provides Cutting-Edge Cancer Exercise, Wellness and Survivorship Services, Plus Health Coaching for Age 40+ March 21, 2014  Fort…

  • Cancer and Exercise go mainstream

    Cancer and Exercise Go Mainstream On the local news here in Colorado, this clip on cancer and exercise was featured.…

  • World Cancer Day February 4

    February 4th is World Cancer Day. While innumerable “awareness” programs have sprouted up everywhere, public knowledge of factual information lags…

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    Welcome to Sunspirit Wellness Services

    My name is Alene Nitzky, I want to introduce you to my business website and talk about what I’m doing…

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    Beat Sitting on your Butt

    If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer, and your work requires…