All posts tagged: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Power of Acceptance and Surrender

Acceptance and an ability to surrender has been my powerhouse to coming through some relentlessly difficult life events.  It’s with these words (and the actions/attitude that follows) that I developed a mindset that took my strength to a new level when life asked me to fight breast cancer for a second time. The word acceptance to me doesn’t mean to just blandly and bitterly accept what is – period.  Not at all, acceptance isn’t the way we see it all too commonly in our everyday interactions, such as a sighed phase of defeat, “It is what it is” and throw our hands in the air at the same time. Sure, IT IS WHAT IT IS… Life throws curve balls, speed bumps and death traps all the time to ALL humans, zero discrimination.  So in actual fact, “It IS what it is” – yet we do have a choice on how we make that statement, do you speak those words in negative defeat or in optimistic acceptance? Negatively speaking would be to ‘accept’ something the way it …

Welcome to Blogtober 2.0

Day 1 – Welcome I first created Blogtober in 2016, two years after my first breast cancer diagnosis. I set it as both a challenge to myself, which was driven by my passion as a young breast cancer advocate, as well as desire through my love to write. [Since then, I’ve had a second diagnosis of breast cancer and am currently in the first stage of breast reconstruction post bilateral-mastectomy.] You see, when I started to ‘Google’ information after I was diagnosed just after my thirtieth birthday, I couldn’t find any relevant information that pertained to my age category. Instead, everything seemed to be for women 50+ years of age. Even the statistics were not relatable. I found having breast cancer at a young age was incredible isolating. Not only there is a lack of information specifically relevant to a younger demographic, but there was also a lack of people to connect with. As a result of successfully completing Blogtober in 2016, I ended up with a significant ‘catalogue’ of information that others could access. …