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You need to be kind to yourself every day. Here’s how! Explore >>>

Learn How To Enjoy Life During and After Treatment

Fitness, nutrition, self-care. Those are all parts of a well-rounded approach to breast cancer treatment and recovery. 

Twenty-four years ago, I was a 26-year-old mom of two small kids trying to make sense of life with a breast cancer diagnosis. Now I’ve lived through it, and I’ve learned to enjoy life on the other side. 

This blog is my way to give back, full of tips, tricks, advice and education to help you live a healthy and enjoyable life every step of the way, despite your diagnosis. 

Avoiding Processed Foods…

Unprocessed food is food that is in its most natural state: real food.  Processed food is food that is altered from its original state, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.  The more you change a food during processing, the more you should avoid it. Let me help you sort it out. 

About Colleen

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

My name is Colleen Carlson and I want to stay healthy and age very slowly. My decision to become a Health Coach is based on being a 22+ year cancer survivor. In 1995, at the young age of 26, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I spent the majority of the next twenty years dealing with doctors and appointments and surgeries. When I was finally told, around the age of 42 or so, that I was probably clear of the disease, I thought I could finally breathe a sigh of relief and just be healthy.

Being on the verge of my 50th birthday I, like others my age, am finding that “preventative testing” is my new reality. Just because of my age! I knew that I did not want to go down that road again, so I began to research things I could do to stay healthy and live longer. And Consult Colleen was born! I began slowly, and made small changes, but still saw the positive impact those changes had on how I looked and felt. Change is hard and it takes a long time to make it a habit, but it can happen.

While I know a healthy lifestyle cannot guarantee I will never face a disease again, it certainly improves my chances. I have learned how to transition to a healthier lifestyle, on my terms, and I want to share what I have learned with you.

Start Here

Do you want to try eating healthier but don’t know where to begin (and figure it’s too time consuming anyway)?

Let me show you how to…

1) Make real food that doesn’t take hours to prepare 2) Make sense of healthy eating 3) Make healthy food buying decision 4) Save time

Get started here >>>

Unprocessed Foods

Unprocessed food is food that is in its most natural state, real food. 

Processed food is food that is altered from its original state, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. 

The more you change a food during processing, the more you should avoid it. Let me help you sort it out. 

Learn more here >>>

Tips & Tricks

Do you love the idea of eating healthy, unprocessed meals, but feel like that has to take more time than popping a frozen pizza in the oven? 

Head over to the blog where I share tips and tricks for cooking real food without extra hassle or time. It’s 100% possible! 

Read about it here>>>

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Stylish and Beautiful Post-Mastectomy Lingerie

Whether or not you opt for reconstruction post-mastectomy, we leave that operating room having lost some of ourselves. It can be tempting to swear off pretty undergarments, but I firmly believe that breast cancer shouldn't be the end of us feeling beautiful and...

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Remember that any advice, tips, or recommendations you receive from this blog/website are not to be substituted for professional advice.  It is not intended as a treatment/cure for any disease or health condition, nor should it be construed as such.  While I take what I have learned from my Dr. Sears Health Coach Certification and use it to guide many of my blog/website posts, please remember that this is general health advice and that I am not your personal health coach, so I do not know your specific circumstances.  Therefore, please consult with a medical professional before starting any new exercise or diet plans or making any changes to your lifestyle.   Visitors should take action based on the information provided at their own risk, and are responsible for the health decisions they make regarding it.   I am not responsible for any losses, damages, or injuries, that occur as a result.

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