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Talking with Children About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By on May 15th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Having to tell children about a breast cancer diagnosis is rotten. I mean, really, as if having breast cancer isn’t hard enough. However (based on my professional experience as a nurse and my personal experience as a patient), I know that including children in the process — from the time of a diagnosis — is the most important thing that we adults can do for …

For Our Mothers and Others — 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Environmental Estrogens

By on May 8th, 2013 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Spring: birds singing and nesting, hyacinths and lilac perfuming the air, delicate daffodils and vibrant tulips decorating homes and gardens — a yearly reminder of nature’s beauty, fertility, and that she is our source of life and sustenance. No wonder we’ve personified nature as a mother. We celebrate Mother Earth each spring with her own day, Earth Day. Spring is also the time of year …

Teach What You Know

By on May 1st, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

As a yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor, I have learned that we are all students and we are all teachers.

The practice of yoga is intensely personal. It requires a willingness to be vulnerable – to be honest and to trust. It requires a safe place. It requires a safe place inside of yourself. You start there and you slowly begin to move out …

How to Give Yourself a Present on Your Journey: Meditation

By on April 17th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey, Treatment & Side Effects

When I was going through treatment, delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and delectable desserts arrived in the “magic cooler” outside my garage door most days for over a month. Someone even made a lunch and delivered it to school for my 6th grader every day for a week (because she is my fourth child, and I’ve made over 6,300 lunches over the years — I …

A New Day: From Diagnosis to Dance!

By on April 10th, 2013 Categories: News, The Breast Cancer Journey

April 10, 2008 – April 10, 2013

Five years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My life has been one big whirl-a-twirl ride, filled with roller coaster loops, turns, and rolls, ever since. There have been extreme highs and a few menacing death drops. Yes, breast cancer took me for a ride and changed my life forever; yet, I wouldn’t change a thing.…

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