Kate Beland

Kate Beland does not believe that cancer defines her. She is an athlete, a marathoner, a mother, a wife and a writer. When she is not conducting her three-ring circus act, she is busy kicking late stage melanoma's butt and keeping herself sane through her writing and running: https://www.facebook.com/runningandcancer/ or www.runliftbreathe.blogspot.com

A Leap of Faith: When It's Time to Reset Your Frame of Mind

September 07, 2018

I felt like cancer had forced me to do other "uncomfortable" things instead of the bucket list I had chosen.

The Ups and Downs of Cancer Survivorship

August 31, 2018

I know that once you are a cancer survivor, you're always a cancer survivor, but will that sinking feeling of no control ever go away?

Three Tips for Gaining Control After a Cancer Diagnosis

August 03, 2018

There is no easy way to gain a sense of control when dealing with cancer. And we all definitely deal with it differently.

Feeling Like Shark Bait After Cancer Surgery

July 17, 2018

When I look in the mirror, I see that I am the byproduct of multiple surgeries. Sometimes, I feel as if I look like shark bait.

Running, Stumbling and Finding the Way through Cancer

May 04, 2018

I think being an athlete is what saved my life.

The Calm After the Storm

March 09, 2018

I will relish that calm after the storm when I leave that hospital knowing it didn't break me.

Remission Is Just A Word That Makes Other People Feel Better

September 13, 2017

Some of us fumble more than others. I was one of those emotional wrecks, wearing my emotions on my sleeve.

The 5 Truths Post Cancer

June 07, 2017

Maybe they'll be able to put the big girl pants on when life throws it's curve balls.

Dear Diary: Thoughts from a Cancer Survivor

March 23, 2017

I miss the girl who was too self-absorbed to know real sorrow.

4 Tips on What I Wish I Did After My Cancer Diagnosis

January 12, 2017

Because I am a lifelong learner and an educator at heart, I always feel the compelling need to share in case someone else out there might benefit from the fires I've walked through.