Week in Review: 2017.4

Another blur of a week.

My next scan is in 3 days, marking the end of the “watch and wait” period after the disease reemerged back in October.

Results will come 2 days after the scan, and I will be taking hibernation to the extreme as I hunker down and zen my way through it all.


For now, I’m ready to jump into the weekend and focus on relaxation and calm. Thankfully the snow showed up just in time.

A few snippets from my week…


Here on Cured Life:

The first official piece for my Plant-Based Life Series. If you are interested in transitioning to plant-based, or just want to eat healthier, these posts will be helpful in facilitating those changes. 



I only took one food photo all week! Whoops.

  • Pasta with Potato + Carrot Alfredo with Spicy Tempeh Bits – I made this one up.

4a6a0273I was in the mood for a big bowl of creamy pasta one night and concocted an “alfredo” sauce from boiled potatoes and carrots, soaked raw cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and a bunch of other goodies. I sautéed up some tempeh cubes in a spice blend and it all came together wonderfully.

Also made, but very unfortunately not pictured, were these Chipotle Cauliflower Carnitas Tacos with Green Apple Salsa – amazing!


On Nourish + Flourish:

We also released our first mini/bonus episode! Be sure to subscribe on iTunes to never miss a show.

4a6a0265Bonus photo from a glorious snow-free morning earlier in the week.

Cannot believe it’s the last weekend in January! As we near the end of the first month of 2017, I am looking forward to regrouping and making sure I am staying on task with all of my intentions. Bonus side effect of hibernation: ample time for reflection, meditation, and organization.


Happy Friday everyone!



Betsy Brockett was diagnosed with Mesothelioma at the age of 28, and continues to thrive despite the challenges that cancer has created in her life. Holding a degree in Art & Visual Technology from George Mason University, Betsy expresses herself through writing, photography, painting, pottery, and more. She is most often found cultivating, creating, practicing/teaching yoga, or simply enjoying the beauty of life.

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  1. Betsy, love reading your posts! I’m thinking about you and carry you in my heart while you wait for the next scan. You truly are an amazing young woman!

    Love, Mimi