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Tracy Maxwell

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Tracy Maxwell

I am a 40-year-old single woman living in Denver. I love the mountains, the water and all the glorious sunshine we get here. I am an avid reader and film buff. I also love to do anything in the outdoors - hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, swimming, camping, wind-surfing, rock-climbing, etc. etc. I recently left my job of eight years to run a small non-profit that I am starting from scratch. It's called HazingPrevention.Org and the name is pretty self-explanatory. It is a lot of work to start a non-profit, but it's work that I believe in and can do on my own schedule from home. In 2006 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I believe it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

Stories by Tracy Maxwell

Commitment might seem like a strange topic for a column about single life, but a couple of things happened to me this week that demonstrated the...
It was only recently that I recognized how many masculine traits I have. From driving hard, doing, doing, doing and being fiercely independent, to...
We have all heard the analogy of the caterpillar turning into the butterfly as it fights its way out of the cocoon. It seems a bit clichéd,...
“If you like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne. If you like making love at...
Circumstances have little impact on how we live our lives, and yet we attribute so much power to them. We think that by changing our job, our...
Mashed potatoes and gravy, roast beef, hot chocolate, warm homemade cookies and milk, macaroni and cheese, hot fudge sundaes, and Little Debbie Swiss...
Three months after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time, I am healthier than I’ve ever been. Though it seems a bit strange, cancer...
Since my recurrence of ovarian cancer in mid-September, I have been doing a great deal of reading about what I could do to eradicate the cancer once...
My birth number suggests power and abundance as two dominant traits in my life. Really? I have never felt especially powerful or abundant in the...
Perhaps the most common reaction when faced with a cancer diagnosis is fear for your life, and I certainly had that, at least initially. I was lucky...
It is so easy to get wrapped up in what is missing from our lives. The lack of boyfriend, fulfilling job or fat paycheck can loom large in our...
Today is my four-year cancerversary. I was diagnosed at age thirty-six with a rare form of ovarian cancer, but I was lucky. We caught it early, and...
When you have a needle in your arm or a port on your chest and you’re attached to an IV bag dripping poisonous chemicals into your body for...
I am sitting on my lanai on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with my fortieth birthday only hours away. As the waves from the Pacific Ocean crash against...
Exactly four years ago today I woke up, after ringing in 2006 with fondue and a few glasses of champagne at a...

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