Over the past three months, I have watched the love of my life stoically and heroically face down cancer. In that time, I have learned that there is no easy cancer and there is no average cancer and that sometimes this disease mutates, multiplies and outsmarts doctors regardless of a person’s strength, resolve and …

Man at Haystack Rock at sunset

Two weeks after my boyfriend was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, I sat on the side of a frozen Chicago sidewalk – and I completely lost my mind. I was surrounded by healthy, cancer-fighting produce that had suddenly burst from the bottom of my grocery bag, and the sight of organic avocados spinning down …