Back to Work After Cancer

After getting clearance from your doctor, returning to work after cancer involves three primary considerations: 1) Treatment side effects, 2) Financial and personal factors; and 3) Workplace flexibility. 1) The side effects from some treatments may impact your ability...

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Mindfulness in Simple Terms – part 2

With the ushering in of mindfulness—a relatively novel idea in the secular realm—arises an abundance of explanation and instruction. But what do experts have to say on what it really means to be mindful? DOING WITHOUT STRIVING OR ARRIVING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS In...

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Ten Minutes of Meditation Can Heal the Brain

Meditation is not just a practice used by monks living in the Tibetan plateau as part of their rigorous daily training. It is not just a spiritual path some choose to walk. Fascinating science behind the benefits of meditation indicates that sitting down and tuning...

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When Cancer Enters the Relationship

There’s a thin line between being strong, which is good, and being unfeeling, which is bad. And sometimes timing is everything. When Emily learned that she had breast cancer, she was at work. Stunned, she called me to share the bad news. I told her I would bring her...

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Cancer Changes: Dealing with Friends and Family

Cancer changes everything. From the moment of diagnosis, life is forever altered. Not only for the patient but for their friends and family, too. Friends may be unsure of what to do and what to say. Family members may move into the role of carer often changing the...

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Mindfulness in Simple Terms – part 1

BEYOND BUZZWORDS Mindfulness, meditation, being present, body scan, spaciousness, loving-kindness:  Terms mainstreaming in our society, do individuals truly understand what they suggest and entail? Or are these expressions fast becoming trendy lingo, their...

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Cancer Survivors are Brave Warriors

Cancer, defined by medicine as an uncontrolled growth of cells, is a leading cause of painful death worldwide. I do not want you to bring forth the statistics for other diseases and even suicide rates to beat my argument. Why? Because, cancer is painful. Yes, it takes...

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Yoga Changes Your Mind

My story with yoga began a few years back when the long hours of sitting in front of a computer finally caught up with me. I started reading about the effects of a sedentary life and I was horrified to learn that as I grow older, my body may become stiffer, filled...

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The Caregiver, The Silent Victim

When author Ken Wachsberger’s wife Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer, he discovered there were not many resources for caregivers so he wrote a book. Your Partner Has Breast Cancer: 21 Ways to Keep Sane as a Support Person on Your Journey from Victim to Survivor...

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Healthy Snacks for the Busy Woman

As women, we tend to place our own health needs on the back burner in order to care for our families, but a healthy lifestyle is imperative if we want to live long fulfilling lives. Being a busy wife and mother sometimes causes us to disregard what we put into our...

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Disclaimer: Information provided herein by Her Nexx Chapter are resources designed to help women better understand healthcare alternatives, health awareness, and general medical information. Individuals are urged to consult with qualified healthcare providers for diagnosis and treatment and for answers to their personal health questions. 

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