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The Future of Cancer Care

“With all these innovations, we’re left with a larger rate of cancer survivors.”

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. Though these patients may be cured of their original disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. In “The Future of Cancer Care” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 24, Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs.

“Yoga is connecting us deeper to ourselves, others, and something greater.”

Yoga Coach Carrie Wenzel speaks about the history and benefits of yoga. In “Yoga: Now and Zen” from PKN Erfurt Vol. 2 she shows us that yoga can be done by anyone, how it can benefit you, and her personal pilgrimage to India to learn from the masters.

“At the moment our culture doesn’t really allow us to talk about sex.”

Katie Cowan wants us to talk more about sex. And in “I Want to Talk about Sex” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20, she goes into depth on reasons how sex can be a great thing, and how open and frank discussions about sex can only help bridge the void between men, women, and their partners.

“I traveled the world, made friends - but lost 5 years of it in an instant.”

Tamim Al-Kadasi is a traveler, teacher, and friend to many in countries from all over. In “Only Memory” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 4, he speaks of an accident that altered his life, had him lose 5 years of memory, and how it has strengthened and empowered him to create new ones.

Did you know that hitting a heavy bag for 60 minutes will burn over 1000 calories per hour?

Sheila Molloy believes that boxing is a sport well-suited for anyone: moms, dads, kids, even grandmothers. In "Suburban Boxing" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 15 she shares some fun and creative techniques that she hopes will help get the world to enjoy the healthy benefits and well-being that comes from hitting a heavy bag. 

Cycling isn't back in style -- it never left. 

Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. In "Cycling is the New Black" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

Close your eyes, take in some air, exhale slowly. 

Marco Petkovski, Measurement Lead at Teehan+Lax, explains how inner peace and acceptance of circumstance can help us work more effectively. In "Breathe" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, he goes further into the influence of stress on creative thinking and the contagiousness of calmness, and shares the secret of how we can be more creative and produce the best work of our lives.

All we need to do is breathe. 

How far would you push yourself to realize your dreams?

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman, a gruelling marathon that combines swimming, biking, and running.

In "Feeding the Achieve" from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, they push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal.