Cancer is life's great disrupter, it is also a powerful teacher. My guests and I will help you walk this journey with confidence and emerge healthier, as the best version of yourself. You'll learn the best way to take care of yourself through nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, relationships, and social networks, environmental factors, and a mindset of calm and courage. Have a topic you'd like me to cover? Go to lifewell-lived.com and send me a message! A new episode will be released every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Celebrate Your Femininity with Jen Rozenbaum
Part of the cancer treatment experience for many of us is the loss of our femininity. It can come from losing your female body parts, being sent into artificial menopause, or losing your hair, eyelashes, and all the things that make you feel beautiful and well,... like you!
No one knows this quite like Jen Rozenbaum. Not only is she a cancer survivor, who's lost more than one female body part, she's also a boudoir photographer. As she has evolved, so has her work, and so have her clients.
This episode is not just about body positivity, it's about celebrating your femininity -- no matter what that looks like right now. And finding that thing that makes you,... shamelessly feminine!
A Naturopathic Approach to Cancer Care with Dr. Lori Bouchard
What does a naturopathic approach to cancer care look like? Dr. Lori Bouchard shares her wisdom on healing through a naturopathic lens. She shares what she has learned through years of practice, which resulted in her writing two books about cancer. In this episode we're talking about the differences (and similarities) between Eastern and Western medicine, supplements, self-care and how lifestyle plays a role, why you need to be your own hero, and how to get better sleep. Show notes at www.reginatopelson.com/podcasts
Making the Holidays Meaningful with Melissa Rosen
In this episode, I'm talking to two-time cancer survivor, Melissa Rosen, about how a cancer diagnosis can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And how complete healing includes doing so in all four areas. That couldn't be more appropriate than during the holidays.
The holidays can be stressful for so many reasons. Family relationships and interactions can be a challenge. And making the holidays meaningful when you're not feeling up to doing things the usual way can put pressure on you in ways you hadn't expected.
Show notes at www.reginatopelson.com
Reconstructing Life After Breast Cancer with Kim Harms
For my guest Kim Harms, relationships played a big role in reconstructing her life after breast cancer. The relationships with her husband, three boys, parents and inlaws, friends, and community were instrumental in her recovery process. We talked all about how to talk to your children about a cancer diagnosis, how to grow with your partner/spouse through the process, and how it can be a source of personal growth for you personally.
We talked about Kim's newly released book, Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction. There are so many choices to be made in regard to how to navigate all the treatments available, including mastectomy and reconstruction. The choices are more than personal, they also come with expected and unexpected consequences.
Life Lessons from Koby Gruenwald and Brody Huber
This Thanksgiving episode is a little different in that I couldn't interview my guests, though I have thought of them often this year. This episode is about the life lessons I learned from two boys who had a lot in common though they didn't know each other.
Koby Gruenwald and Brody Huber had more in common than having a dog, love of music, and a sense of humor. They shared the same birthday! And unfortunately, the same diagnosis.
I wanted to share their stories in the hope that we could all take something from the lessons they taught us and create a ripple effect in their memory. The lessons they left us are to love all, to be kind, to laugh (and make others do so too), to be a light unto others, and to illuminate our family, friends, and community with joy.
These boys were truly a "light" unto those who knew them.
The Koby Gruenwald Light in the Darkness Fund at Denver JDS has been set up to benefit families experiencing unexpected financial hardship. You can make a contribution online at https://www.denverjds.org/donate and choose Koby's Light in the Darkness Fund.
The Brody Huber Foundation funds research for children's brain cancer. Donations can be made at https://www.brodyhuberfoundation.com/
Clean Skincare Secrets with Brandy Searcy
Your skin is your largest organ and first line of defense against microbes. It also has its own microbiome separate from the microbiome in your digestive tract. In this episode we are talking about antioxidants and how they can help protect your skin, endocrine disruptors and how they can cause malfunction of systems, and how your skincare can effect your microbiome.
Brandy also explains her three steps to nourishing and having your best skin and why it's so important to have clean products free from synthetic ingredients which can be toxins.
And so much more!
Show notes available at reginatopelson.com.
Great podcast for living wholly and holistically
Life Well-Lived is such a great podcast for real stories from people touched by cancer. And, it goes so much deeper than being a survivor's story. Regina and her guests offer real actionable advice for living your best life and many of the stories are a reminder of how precious life is and how important it is to choose a life that fills & nourishes you mind, body, & soul.
Relevant and beautifully real
This podcast is so obviously committed to sharing a life well lived in ways that support listeners on an immediate practical level in good times and bad. Regina’s healing and engaged tone deep dives into important stuff, but makes it so accessible for anyone to benefit. Thank you, Regina.
Uplifting for anyone facing trying times
I loved this podcast. Not only was the information interesting and well presented but Regina has a beautiful voice and a calm manner. Well done.