Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

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: 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 …

A New Day: From Diagnosis to Dance!

By on April 10th, 2013 Categories: 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.…

Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Sisters, Aunts & Girlfriends: The Link of Hope

By on March 20th, 2013 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

“The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the center of everything.”

Art Solomon

      Ojibwe elder and spiritual leader

      For the People: Teachings on the

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. …

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