Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

"Cure" is Free to Cancer Survivors

You might expect a title like "Cure" magazine to be about fighting cancer and winning.

And, it is! But in this month's featured online article, Kathy Latour speaks to what is

in all of our hearts in "Beyond Cured," the difference between being cured and being healed.

Healing is a state of mind and it can happen whether or not we are cured of disease. In early stages of diagnosis and treatment, we all tend to want to… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 29, 2009 at 6:38am — No Comments

Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

Coping with a cancer diagnosis demands a lot of decision-making skills. It also requires some organizational ones: like what to bring to treatment? You will be making lots of trips to the doctor's office, hospital or treatment center. Get prepared by bringing a notebook to keep copies of important information. Pens, sticky notes and a good book on tape. Having some portable music can help sooth jangled nerves while waiting.Put all your things in a light-weight washable bag. Don't forget to… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 22, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Getting through treatment one step at a time

Receiving treatment for cancer isn't an event, it's a long hard journey. During six months of weekly chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer, I made a commitment to find joy where I could. I celebrated weekly milestones and the "half-way done" point, and I threw a final party to thank my team of supporters. YogaBear participant Andra Young did something similar when she put a henna design on her bald head during a ceremony she had with close friends. My mentor and friend, Suzanne Lindley,… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 16, 2009 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

YogaPoolza, San Franscico June 2009

Dear Yoga Bears,

Sometimes you wake up and just know you need to do something! I woke up last weekend and said,"I'm going to SF to YogaPoolza". I booked a flight for 8:30, went to get my daughter, Jesse Marie who attends SFSU and we took the train to the studio. What a blast!

It was wonderful to meet Halle and Kelly, who I've talked to over these past months and other volunteers who were busily turning the gorgeous studio into a raffle heaven of donated goods! Jesse Marie and I… Continue

Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 4, 2009 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

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