Kathryn White Blog

Cancer Thrivers

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Surgery

Jun 18, 2024

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Surgery Jun 18, 2024

How do you even know how to prepare yourself for something you’ve never done? In 2015 I was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, a diagnosis that required me to undergo some major surgery. For my first surgery I had no idea what surgery prep, the actual surgery and recovery would...

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5 Ways Gratitude Can Support People Living with Cancer Jun 11, 2024

Living with cancer has its challenges to say the least. Finding gratitude can be one of them. The overwhelm of the health situation, the trips to appointments and tests, and the sheer overwhelm and exhaustion both physically and mentally can make finding the good things in life difficult....

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4 Ways to Slow Down Racing Thoughts May 28, 2024

Can you calm your mind?

One aspect of cancer is a racing mind. There are so many thoughts that happen when you are navigating life with cancer. The Buddhists use the term Monkey Mind to reference how your mind won’t stop moving. Your thoughts are like a monkey swinging from branch to...

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Healthy Eating Is Key To Supporting Cancer Healing May 21, 2024

In the years leading up to my cancer diagnosis I thought I was eating a healthy diet. We cooked most of our meals at home, enjoyed dessert, and regularly ate vegetables. Healthy right?

It wasn't until I was diagnosed with cancer and was going through my chemotherapy treatments that I started to...

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3 Strategies to Support Your Family When You Have Cancer May 14, 2024

I remember the moment the doctor told me I had cancer and how I had an overwhelming feeling to run away. My fight or flight response kicked in and I had this instinct to get to safety. In that moment I needed to be at home with my family. I called my husband, who was out with our sons and...

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Why Change Feels Hard When You Have Cancer May 07, 2024

How do you feel about change? Do you resist it? Do you fight against it? Or, do you embrace it as inevitable? When you receive a cancer diagnosis there a lot of change and it wasn't the kind you wanted. I feel for you. It's one thing to make a decision for yourself, but it is another to...

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Yoga for Cancer Support Apr 30, 2024

I want to challenge your ability to be flexible about this topic of yoga and invite you to explore how it can truly be part of changing your life when you have cancer. Looking at yoga in relation to cancer, I want to offer that it is so much more than the poses and the physical practice....

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How a Colon Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life (for the better) Apr 25, 2024

 

How can getting cancer make your life better? That may seem like a ridiculous statement considering that in 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. I had no idea what the process or the outcome was going to look like. But what I did know was that I was going to do what I could...

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