Inspire

Who We are Today

Who We are Today

Photography by Lands’ End and Keri Oberly On the 2019 Thrivers Cruise, several women participated in the Lands’ End photo shoot. The experiences of women coming together from different parts of the country and from different stages of the journey turned into remarkable exchanges of personal reflection and growth. Here are some of their thoughts […]

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Gratitude; a Powerful Ingredient

Gratitude; a Powerful Ingredient

Allow me to start with a story. Once there was a happy young woman living in Hawaii with a loving husband, two beautiful sons and assorted pets. One day she was bathing and discovered a lump in her breast. She wasn’t worried about it, though. She figured it was just a “swollen gland”. Finally, she […]

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Unlocking Your Potential In Mind In Body

Unlocking Your Potential In Mind In Body

Strength training mp3s – innovation in health and sport Passionate about exercise, I completed my Masters in Physical Education at Washington State University and spent the next 20 years working in health and fitness industry in the UK. In 2010 I found myself unable to exercise due to TNBC treatment. In my quest for self-help, […]

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Nourish

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Managing Stress and Anxiety

There is growing recognition of the psycho social (the human side of cancer care) and increased attention to the whole person in cancer care. In 2008 the Institutes of Medicine published Cancer Care for the Whole Patient which summarized years of research findings that ​cancer care often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but falls short in […]

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Natural Help for Healthy Bones

Natural Help for Healthy Bones

As you age, it is normal for your bones to lose density. When you are young, your bones continue to grow and add mass until you are about thirty years old. Sometime between thirty and forty-five, more bone starts to absorb than is replaced, causing your bone mineral density to decrease. However, too much bone […]

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Jeanne’s Brain Tea

Jeanne’s Brain Tea

4 cups filtered water 4 organic green tea bags 1 cinnamon stick Peel of 1 small organic orange, or 2 teaspoons dried organic citrus peel 3 tablespoons unsweetened blueberry juice concentrate 3 tablespoons unsweetened concentrate of another juice such as raspberry, tart cherry, black currant, cranberry, lingonberry, or pomegranate Sweetener (optional)   Bring the water […]

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Renew

Teaming Up to Bring Fitness and Health Care Referrals to Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

Teaming Up to Bring Fitness and Health Care Referrals to Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

Camdenton, MO– Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine (BCWM) has partnered with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN) – the provider of a fitness, healthcare, and wellness referral service for those with a chronic illness or who are pre/postnatal – to connect breast cancer patients and survivors with providers and services that will best fit their needs. The Medical […]

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Joy matters!

Joy matters!

Joy matters! Yet when diagnosed with breast cancer, it is the first feeling that flies out the window.   “If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. […]

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10 Wellness Tips

10 Wellness Tips

1.    Be true to yourself. Just because everyone is telling you to do something doesn’t mean it is right for you. Everyone has advice for a person with cancer, that doesn’t mean it is worthwhile for you. Likewise, walk away from negative situations or negative talk. 2.    If you aren’t invested in your choices, consider […]

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Grow

The Soy Controversy

The Soy Controversy

By Christine Horner M.D. Soy has been a food staple in the Asian diet for thousands of years. Asia has far lower rates of cancer than the United States does, and researchers think that eating a lot of soy may be one of the reasons. Japanese men and women eat about ten times more soy […]

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We are the Champions

We are the Champions

(“We Are the Champions” is a power ballad celebrating victory after a hard fought battle against long odds,” and was recently resurrected in the Oscar Award Winning Movie Bohemian Rhapsody about the Rock Band, Queen.)  Hero.  Advocate. Champion. Merriam Webster defines each of them this way: Hero 1: mythological or legendary figure often of divine […]

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Financial Wellness After Breast Cancer

Financial Wellness After Breast Cancer

By Molly McDonald   This issue we meet Jane Honeck, CPA, PFS, PCC who understands that the problem with money is not about the money at all, but something deeper. As a Money Coach, Jane helps people move toward long-term financial change by recognizing the areas of deep beliefs that underlie their relationship with money. […]

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