I had Triple Negative (an aggressive subtype of breast cancer). Even before I felt a lump I knew something wasn’t right. I went to the doctor three times for a low-grade persistent discomfort on the left side of my chest.
One year later the tumor was found.
Cancer felt out of nowhere for me because I did all the things. I ate all organic. I was never on birth control. I don’t drink out of plastic bottles. I even have the chemical free mattress. But still, I got cancer. I’ve been teaching yoga to people throughout various stages of the cancer journey for the past few years.
Now I am finished with my allopathic treatment.
I continue to be monitored and work with my team of integrative practitioners. I feel like my life has been training me for this healing experience—my yoga practice, teaching and lifestyle—and I know all those things have helped me get through treatment and will continue to support my future healing.
It is terrifying, and it’s never not going to be hard—knowing that my body can grow a deadly disease. Cancer changes everything. It's made me deepen my recognition of the beauty of being alive every single day; I now have more moments of joy. I truly am the happiest I have ever been. And I have these wonderful tools that help me keep my head above water.
I want to share my resources, the things that are helping me navigate everything—both the peace and the fear.