Caring for Your Sexual Health After Breast Cancer

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Surviving breast cancer can leave your body feeling war-ravaged. Not only do you have to learn a new way to mentally live in the world but you must also find a way to live physically. And part of your physical health is taking care of your sexual organs – which we don’t talk about enough. […]

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Exercise and the Prevention of Disease

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Planning and implementing a long hike can be similar to what a patient goes through when they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It can be a daunting task. Recently I challenged myself to travel across Scotland via the West Highland Way. There is so much to consider including, but not limited to, gear, nourishment, […]

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Breast Cancer: Four Ways to Move Through Your Diagnosis

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If you are a woman with breast cancer, the notion of body betrayal can be all too real. The self you once knew and felt comfortable with now looks and acts different. It’s difficult – the sense that your own body is under attack and feeling unwell. All of this ties into body image and […]

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Changing Seasons: Finding Resilience and Renewal

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Winter is the most uncomfortable time of the year. Color drains from the world. Frost bites the life out of the garden we so carefully cultivated. Humans seek shelter and isolation from the bitterness of the cold. We have no choice but to sit and watch winter as it blankets us. Winter is a forced […]

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Practicing Radical Self Care

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For some who receive a cancer diagnosis, it can feel like the beginning of a lonely, uphill battle. Not only are cancer patients fighting for their lives, but also their autonomy, authenticity and dignity as they choose how to proceed with treatment. Choosing can look like sticking with the “norms” of conventional medicine, or it […]

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Three Reasons to Try Mistletoe Therapy

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If at this holiday season you find yourself standing under the mistletoe let it be a reminder not to search for love outside yourself, but instead to find it from within. Commonly, mistletoe is known for encouraging a kiss or two at gatherings during the holiday season. But few people know that mistletoe is an […]

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Food Is Medicine

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You may have heard the phrase “Food is Medicine”. If you are someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and you are in treatment or beyond, this adage can be especially true. What you put in your body can make a difference in your health and longevity. Because Thanksgiving is typically centered around eating, […]

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Taking Charge: Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond

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I come from an incredibly supportive and tight knit community of individuals. We lost two friends this calendar year. One was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 50 – her first colonoscopy. Extremely beloved, she could not bring herself to tell her family about her diagnosis for some time. We, her larger circle of friends, […]

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Encouragement for Challenging Beliefs

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Regardless of how your beliefs are rooted, they will be challenged after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Being able to embrace the diagnosis itself, and what it means, might cause a massive upheaval in your life and shake your values to the core. Change is inevitable, but it’s not a negative factor in terms of […]

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Permission to Be Human During Treatment

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After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis there is so much going on in your mind. The first thing is accepting the reality of the situation. Then your focus shifts to treatment and how best to manage the difficult road ahead. Oftentimes women bear the weight of responsibility. And after a cancer diagnosis, the responsibility of […]

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