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The Truth About Cancer: Be Open to Other Perspectives

I have always resisted watching this – likely because I did many of those hideous, disfiguring and barbaric treatments and somehow I didn’t want it all to be for nothing. However, if this helps, inspires or saves just one person then it is worth it. I’ve signed up for this 9 day series – won’t […]

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Empower Youself by Educating Yourself I know for me empowerment is key in my cancer journey. Everything I read doesn’t resonate with me but I know that traditional medicine alone is not how I chose to do this journey. With that in mind I would like to share a post from a fellow breast cancer traveller who also contributed […]

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Get Informed. Ask Questions. Get Answers.

When I was writing my book The Elephant in the Cancer Clinic of course I had to do lots of research. One excellent source of information which I listed in the Resources at the back of the book was Here is a sample of what I mean…/rm-quiz-breast-cancer-myths WebMD – Better information. Better health. […]

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How to Talk About Breast Cancer: Don’t Wait to Help Someone

Have you ever had the experience when someone says something to you and you feel like they are inside your head – thinking your thoughts and feeling your feelings? That happened to me when I reached out to a woman I really didn’t know but we shared the experience of breast cancer. Her name was […]

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How to Talk About Breast Cancer: Your Defining Moment

Very good friends recently gave me “YOU are a BADASS: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero and it has got me thinking a lot about the importance of shining our light for the world to see. Going through cancer and other health challenges feels like it […]

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How to Talk About Breast Cancer: Baby Steps

Recently while coaching someone who was feeling low I was able to reflect on my own breast cancer journey. Now, did she have reason to feel down? Sure! She had finished chemo and still had no hair, she had just had a double mastectomy and was in a lot of discomfort and she still had […]

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How to Talk About Breast Cancer: Grow Your Confidence

In life I believe we are all faced with a crisis of self-confidence at one time or another. For me this was magnified significantly during my breast cancer journey. I felt awkward with no hair, I had a myriad of new scars and radiation tattoos and I had a misshaped, lopsided, reconstructed breast. I had […]

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How to Talk About Breast Cancer: I’m Not Good Enough!

Recently I feel like I have been struggling to move forward. My health feels good, I have no aches or pains that have me doubting and yet at times I feel like I am sabotaging myself in many areas in my life. Why? Because I have started saying things like: Who am I to write […]