My anxiety actually got worst after I was finished with treatment and no matter how much healthy foods I was consuming or meditations and prayers I was practicing, I felt like I was on a hamster wheel. I was constantly worried that what I was doing wasn’t enough and fear of recurrence was very overwhelming. This is because, at the beginning of my healing journey, I was so focused on external practices and was missing to look at other parts of my life. What I learned was our body-soul-spirit-mind are all connected and in order to truly heal and thrive, we have to work on all areas of our life.
I now work as a full-time holistic health coach & nutritionist to help other young breast cancer survivors with evidence-based holistic prevention. Life after breast cancer can truly be better than before cancer and instead of being just a survivor, you can become a thriver! My approach is respecting everyone’s bio-individuality because what can work for one person may not work the same for another person. There is so much information out there about different types of diet, what to eat or not to eat after breast cancer and it can all get very confusing and overwhelming! I don’t believe there is only one way to eat or heal after breast cancer and I love working with my client one on one to guide them to discover what works best for them based on their bio-individuality so they can feel empowered and in control of their own body and mind. I truly believe it is my calling to help other survivors to get there and see them transform physically, emotionally, spiritually.
If you are going through the treatment right now, hang in there and if you are finished with treatments but feeling anxious, don’t worry, you are not the only one and that’s totally normal and okay. After all, you just went through hell and were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease! But just know that you don’t have to stay that way and wish to have your old life back. There are ways to love your new and better version of yourself after breast cancer.