TAKING A BREAK, A PAUSE, A SABBATICAL…not sure what to call it, but overall I know it’s time for me to “be.” While I’ve lived with stage IV disease for eight years now, sometimes I forget how serious it is. I love helping others and often put that over letting myself truly be present. Here’s my update:
Cancer, chronic illness and many hardships can be devastating but you don’t have to be devastated. Focusing your attitude on hope can be challenging during hard times, though studies do prove there are healing benefits. This podcast, “Happiness through Hardship” and this mini-episode speak to how I use hope to help me heal and find a little happiness on the roller coaster ride of cancer, parenting and beyond.
Do you want to feel vibrant, look your best and perhaps save your life? On this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast we dive into a past episode that can help you do just that, whether you’re touched by cancer or not! I’m honored to re-release this episode with husband/wife duo, Dr. Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries and co-authors of Anticancer Living – Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six. Together they have helped many people, including me, thrive with cancer, cope with other chronic illnesses and feel their very best!
When did you first start talking about sex? Reading Cosmo magazine? Catching your first real R-rated movie? Or…when you listened awkwardly to the true, “birds and the bees” conversation. Never, in any of those chats, did they share how intimacy and sex changes as you age and especially as you go through chronic illness and cancer. This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is a Melbourne, Australia based clinician whose expertise focuses on sex and intimacy. Tess Devèze, founder of ConnectAble Therapies and author of A Better Normal is an occupational therapist and sexologist. This episode is full of strategies and suggestions for couples wanting more and curious how to do it. Whether you’re going through cancer, menopause or just too tired to prioritize intimacy, Tess has tons of ideas for you.
Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is a FORCE in her life and for others. I’m honored to introduce you to Brandi L. Benson – a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and author of the book The Enemy Inside Me. Brandi encourages people to take charge of their healing journey following trauma or hardship. She shares the importance of mental health, resiliency, adaptability, and the beauty of being vulnerable. Today she shares how she beat the odds with Ewing’s Sarcoma, even when doctors told her it was nearly impossible.
Have you ever been on prescription medication or a new medical treatment with weight gain as one of the side effects? This week on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, join me and guest, Nediva Monroe, in a conversation about managing weight and improving overall wellness while dealing with health issues. Nediva is a mother of three, an accountant as well as a six year breast cancer survivor with a beautiful success story about losing weight as well as embracing wellness to help her heal.