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Strive to Thrive: Welcome Spring by Letting Spirituality Bloom

By on April 10th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

A few days before my scheduled double mastectomy, I begrudgingly allowed a dear friend to take me to a “healing service” at her church. My reluctance grew out of uncertainty — what was a “healing service,” anyway? And, was it worth a precious hour or two of my time while I was busy preparing my family and myself for surgery, recovery, and the months of …

Embracing the Transformation: Living with Cancer at 36

By on August 8th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

My name is Rabia Gibbs. A few weeks before my 36th birthday I was diagnosed with stage IIb/IIIa, triple-negative breast cancer. In order, my treatment plan entails neoadjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and then reconstructive surgery. I recently finished chemo (4 sessions of Adriamycin/Cytoxan and 4 sessions of Taxol). In less than a week, I will be undergoing surgery: a modified radical mastectomy on the …

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 …

Yoga and Healing – A Personal Journey

By on March 4th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I woke up on my 38th birthday to the cool, green walls of a hospital room in Stamford, Connecticut. Just a week earlier, I was on holiday with my husband and 2-year-old son on Block Island. I stood, on my mobile phone, outside the town bookshop as my doctor explained that I needed to be back in Stamford immediately to meet with a surgeon. …

Restorative Yoga

By on June 21st, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

When the word “yoga” is mentioned, many of us instantly picture seemingly impossible pretzel-like contortions and turn our minds off to any chance of stepping on a mat. Fortunately, you don’t have to be Gumby nor have Madonna’s biceps of steel to practice yoga; the science of yoga integrates physical as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions and at its core truly offers something …

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