5 Tips For Growing A Breast Cancer Food Garden

The snow is melting…time to start planning your garden. Good for the spirit!

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Spring Gardening Tips For Breast Cancer Food GardenBy Regina M. Dlugokencky

Growing, nurturing and harvesting one’s food can be one of the most centering and fulfilling activities in which we can engage. It offers benefits far beyond the fresh air, a hand in your own nutrition, and low-impact physical exercise and has also been found to bring psychological benefits such as mood enhancement and stress reduction, too.

The web and books at your local library hold a world of information on just about any question you may have about gardening. Gardening classes are popping up everywhere and you can even hire a garden coach to get you off to a confident start.

Most importantly, remember that Mother Nature can be a pretty forgiving lady.
So, don’t wait! Let this be the year you go forward and garden, just keep this simple truth in mind: “things want to grow.”

There are just a few basic rules to begin…

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How To Begin A Yoga Practice For Breast Cancer

Although Diana passed away and I shared her tribute in my blog, this is a posting of Diana’s wonderful work in the importance of yoga in recovering from breast cancer treatment and life beyond.

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Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery BookAuthor: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Where do I start?   What do I need to know to begin a yoga practice? One day at a time is where you start so not to set yourself up for failure. Start simple and small so a positive tone for each day is encouraged and then re-enforced. Find a reputable yoga teacher that specializes in breast cancer recovery or some great well recommended DVDs.

Now let’s begin:

  • Set a specific time each day (preferably mornings)  Begin with consistency.
  • Brush and floss your teeth, empty your bladder, and begin on an empty stomach
  • Find a quiet and well ventilated space. This space will become your sacred space for healing.
  • Dress comfortably; no belts and tight jeans
  • Play music that is soothing or maintain silence
  • Adjust the lighting to be soft or enjoy the natural sunlight
  • Create a…

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15 Simple Journal Exercises to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Focus on What They Want

Helpful journal exercise to stay positive and to clarify your goals for an empowering journey.

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journal Exercises For Breast CancerDr. Robin B. Dilley, author of In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer and a licensed psychologist.

Yes, is perhaps the most dynamic three- letter word in the universe. Saying YES to life is what every breast cancer survivor and those around them must do everyday. Breast Cancer can be a wake-up call, screaming to each individual, “there is more to life, get up and live it.” Breast Cancer, in all of its ugliness can be used as a gift or a curse and the only difference between the two is how you choose to view it. Breast cancer has the power to make you a victim, shaming you by telling you awful, horrible lies like, “See you did this to yourself. Or you deserve this.” It can wield you into a pile of pathetic “why-me?” Or you can tame those voices like Pi tamed…

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