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If you could wipe out 33% of cancer risk factors in your life, would you do it? Feb 08, 2021
According a recent article on the CBC, the WHO now reports breast cancer has become the most common diagnosed form of cancer, ahead of lung, which has held that distinction for the past 2 decades.
 
So what are these risk factors you have control over?
 
"The WHO, warning against risk...
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How To Do a Breast Self-Exam Feb 28, 2020

Breast Self-Exams

 Most breast cancer is found by breast self-exams! 

If you do your breast exam regularly, you get to know the natural topography of your breasts, and therefore it becomes easier to spot if there is an anomaly.  I do my own self-exams on average every few weeks, it...

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I’m too busy for self-care but I can fit this in Feb 14, 2020

Quick and easy self-care to show yourself daily love

It can be hard to spend time and energy on yourself, especially as a woman in this modern age.  We are usually so focused on family, work, friends, home and finances that we can easily loose sight of ourselves and our health.  But as...

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Stories of Resilience: How embracing relaxation helps you heal after lumpectomy surgery Jan 31, 2020

 *This story is the fourth in a series of short narrative vignettes; educational stories of women using proven self-care techniques that promote personal empowerment and resilience. They are a teaching tool for your benefit; please read, absorb and utilize the techniques to promote your...

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Stories of Resilience: How a daily gratitude practice provides structure, energy and personal healing Jan 24, 2020

 *This story is the third in a series of short narrative vignettes; educational stories of women using proven self-care techniques that promote personal empowerment and resilience. They are a teaching tool for your benefit; please read, absorb and utilize the techniques to promote your...

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Stories of Resilience: Using clothing to accent & celebrate your body after your double mastectomy Jan 17, 2020

*This story is the second in a series of short narrative vignettes; educational stories of women using proven self-care techniques that promote personal empowerment and resilience. They are a teaching tool for your benefit; please read, absorb and utilize the techniques to promote your own...

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20 minute guided nature meditation: Sit down by the river and relax! Oct 13, 2019

Enjoy and absorb this lightly-guided river meditation.  It works best on a desktop or TV-size screen, where you can enjoy the visual beauty of the river.   Be sure to have the sound on so you can hear the sounds of nature and introductory guided meditation. 

 

Benefits of...

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Put your own oxygen mask on first! 8 mindful self-care tips for women accustomed to forgetting about themselves Sep 13, 2019

Brace! Brace! Brace! The plane is going down!

Down drops the oxygen mask.  Your child is sitting beside you.  Do you put the mask on them first? Or yourself?

If you are like millions of women, you will likely put the mask on your child first,  despite all of us being able to recite...

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Mastectomy massage - luxury or necessity? Sep 04, 2019

If you have an upcoming mastectomy surgery, or you've already had it and are wondering what you can do to help yourself heal, this article is for you!

Take a look at the pictures below and decide for yourself how "necessary" massage is:

 

Little to no post-mastectomy massage:

This...

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The Gift of Morning Meditation Aug 09, 2019

Picture yourself on a beach, sitting calmly as the world goes by...... sands are warm from the sun, waves lap peacefully onto shore.  You sit contentedly looking out to sea, aware of the world around you, a part of it yet unaffected by the small changes that happen because you are so content...

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My Story: Why I love working with cancer patients Jul 27, 2019

Welcome to another “episode” of Fireside Fridays! For millennia, people have always gathered around the fire to talk, connect, engage with their community, eat, nourish themselves and keep warm in the surrounding environment.  

Today, we have the same needs as people but...

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