24 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
How Self Care Can Add To Your Self Value and How Self value Can Help Your Life
This podcast reviews self care; how we can handle neuropathy with natural products. But this self care, is means to learning that we are important (if we didn't know it already). How we can appreciate ourselvws. However, this translates into self value. Self value is a path and it is a signal, that indicates to us or asks us, are we where we should be in our lives? Does the place I work fit my values, if not what do I need to do about being in a place in my life where I can be the best I can be, do the work that I want to accomplish, be the best part of myself. Self value may set us up toward moving towards areas in our lives that we can be valued, where we can thrive. And then there places where our value does not match. I welcome you to come an listen to my story.
16 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Paint Your Fingernails - Letting Go
Hi Everyone! Painting your fingernails can be helpful when you have discoloration during some chemo treatments. Check with your doctor if you choose regular polish (acetone). But you can use water based nail polish - like Piggy Paint (not a sponsorship) They smell great or you can get ones without scent if you feel sensitive to smell. Listen to my podcast and here what more painting your nails.Letting go! Understanding how you feel, recognize it, say it to yourself and then let ago. Come listen to my podcast and I will explain how this is done and what exercises to do and how this will help your mindset and body in the long run.
22 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Why There Are Some Side of Effects of Medications and What We Can Do About it.
When we are taking medicines there are side effects mentioned on the bottle. I have come to learn that some of those side effects have a lot to do with what we intake - interns of food or drink. In this podcast I give examples of what types of food or drinks can actually cause these side effects.We also talk about being careful with concentrated detoxing while still on medications. I’ll share some gentle detoxing that is still very powerful cleansing for our liver without the side effects. Loosing your eyelashes during chemo? I can explain why and if you are beginning your chemo I can show you how to avoid loosing your eyelashes during your treatment. If you do loose them, I will share how you can grow them back. Finally Mediative Prayer of Thanksgiving. It's a way to talk openly to God about how you feel, what you want to change. It's a release that can help you get rid of the negative, and bring on the beautiful and feeling right! I look forward to sharing this talk with you.
22 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Self Care And Meditative Prayers For A Better Present And Future
Taking care of ourselves, in addition to eating well, and taking care of our bodies, also means making life a little easier for ourselves, releasing negative energies, negative thoughts from our bodies, and then allowing the wonderful thoughts of giving thanks and being grateful, into our bodies, minds and life. Crockpot is one of many ways that makes things easier for us; I use the brand Crock Pot (hahaha) that's the actual name. I purchased this at Bed Bath and Beyond.Yoga Balls, are a great way to loosen tension for tight muscles that cause you discomfort. I'm going to try two that I purchased. If they turn out to be good, I will recommend them to you. Stretching can help with a lot of tension that can be experienced throughout the body. It can release the tension, help to feel better and sturdier. Finally Mediative Prayer. It's a way to talk openly to God about how you feel, what you want to change. It's a release that can help you get rid of the negative, and bring in the beautiful. But it will also help you see that you have a lot to be grateful for. I look forward to sharing this talk with you.Elizabeth
14 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Episode 8: The Meltdown - Anger Like I Have Never Known/ Then A Meditation
This is something that some us of have gone through, and possibly friends or family members may go through when they have discovered that they have breast cancer. If you are going through this feeling of anger, and tears, don’t despair. Let it happen, let it flow, and let it go. Because I see it as a time of change. Change can be difficult and sometimes darn right painful. I kind of feel this is really a part of our process of admitting that we are scared, angry and probably want to ask the question "why did this have to happen to me." Join me as I share my story of a melt down, when I had to go to get my port put in. Then at the end, we will have a short meditation to calm our minds and our emotions.Stay well and Stay Safe,Elizabeth
23 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Episode 7: Detoxing Our Bodies and Our Present and Future Outlooks of Our Lives
Hi There!Happy July 4th! And happy Frederick Douglas Day!Detoxing can help clear up those areas in our bodies that are affected by medicines. Detoxing help clear our minds, gets rid of cloudiness that we may sometime feel when we have chemo, so we can think more with clarity. It helps with our mood as well. Our body organs can stay in working order, particularly like our liver, our kidneys, when we detox. There are a lot of information you can get on detoxing. One source I would love to share is located on the youtube channel: Cityline, a Canadian talk show, hosted by Tracey Moore. The episode particularly good on detox is with nutritionist, Andrea Donsky. "detoxing your liver". The other "5 gentle ways to naturally detox every day". As a gentle reminder, always check in with your doctor or nurses, so that none of these practical tips will interfere with your treatments.But our bodies are not the only things to detox. How about our outlook of our present and future selves. There is an important lesson that self care teaches us. And this is self value. Listen more, you'll find how we get there!Stay Well and Stay Safe!All the best,Elizabeth
17 minutes | May 18, 2020
Episode 6: Exercise For Preparing for Surgery and Giving Your Body An opportunity To Heal Quicker
With exercise, it can be helpful for when we receive our chemo. If we can keep our strength up it will help us keep the side effects in check. Excercise will help us to manage our side effects. With exercise you don’t have to go overboard, you can do simple stretches each day, just to get your body warmed up. Any exercise is better than none at all. Excerise gets your blood flowing, and for some reason it helps the body to help it self to heal and has the ability to ward off long term discomforts. You can choose excerises like yoga, walking, running. When you have surgery the doctors will reduce your routine to stretching, until you have healed. See how exercise can be helpful to your healing.I will share with you the revelation of excerise.Be Safe and Be Well.All the best,Elizabeth
18 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 5: Practical Ways On How to Take Good Care of Our Neuropathy
This episode is about how to take care of our neuropathy in our hands and feet. Look in your cupboards and find cinnamon. Using moisterizers and coverings that can help the symptons of neurothapy.Know that caring for these side effects from chemotherapies, is also a way to practice valuing who we are. Hear More.Note: I meant to mention this in the podcast. When you are washing dishes, or cleaning use rubber gloves to protect your hands. As water is hydrating, it can also be very drying. There is nothing worse than dry hands with neuropathy. Dryness makes the neuropathy more pronounced. Rubber glovers are very good for protecting your hands.Stay safe and stay wellElizabeth
28 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 4: Practical Ways On How to Take Good Care of Our Teeth, Nails and Skin during Chemotherapy
Welcome to Life Revelations from Breast Cancer, and if this is the first time you are listening to the podcast, I welcome you to this community. In this episode we continue to talk about how to take good care ourselves during chemotherapy. There are some side effects we may experience with chemotherapy and treatments, that we can approach practically, without resorting to additional medications. And while the chemo is doing it’s job or removing the cancer from our bodies, as one of my doctors said me, is that it is our job to make sure we get the chemo out of our systems. But I want to add to that, and that is to take care of the effects it has on our bodies, so that when we are finished with the chemotherapy and treatments, we don’t succumb to a lot of the damage. Instead when we are finished we will be focused on continuing our wellness, and embrace some change in our lives. We want to be ready for the prosperity of this change, and embrace new meaning in our lives. As a gentle reminder, always check in with your doctor or nurses, so that none of these practical tips will interfere with your treatmentsIn this podcast, we will talk about some of the practical ways to take our our teeth, nails and our skin. I will then share some of the revelations that can be learned from it.Message: products mentioned in our podcasts are not sponsors of our podcast. These are products that have been very helpful. These are the ProductsAveeno (for babies) lotionPiggy Paint (water-base nail polish)Pure Vitality Beauty (plant base nail polish remover)100 PercentPure Make up (fruit/plant base make up)All the best,Elizabeth
21 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 3: Self Care Tips for Good and Quick Relief from the Flu and Cold Symptoms for Chemo Patients and Singers
This podcast is on tips that I have tested for myself in dealing with colds, flu symptoms even when receiving chemo. The tips are basic, but easy to take on and they are effective. I would also like to speak to the singers of this podcast on staying well. Especially when you have gigs either at church, or if you are in an ensemble, how you can regain good health, and good immune system to fights colds and flu symptoms.
16 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 2: Self Care For Some Chemo Side Effects
How to approach side effects that may occur when having chemo for breast cancer. The tips are some basic measures you can take, without resorting to taking additional medications. Of course with any form of treatment, always check in with your doctors or nurses, so that you can be sure that these tips will not interfere with your chemo and mandatory medication.In addition, we will discuss the revelations that can be acquired during chemo.
18 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Episode 1: Introduction
I wanted begin the podcast, by welcoming you and to give you more details on what this podcast is about. It's about offering practical tips on how to take care of yourself during chemo treatments and surgeries. This would mean how to handle some of the side effects that may occur during chemo. This particularly for those of us, who choose not to resort to taking additional medications besides the one's we are already taking, or will be taking. Always communicate with your doctors and let them know that you decided to say forgo taking a zantac for your upset stomach, and you decided to settled on baking soda and warm water instead. To communicate with your Doctor is just to make sure that all these practical choices won’t effect your chemo or medications that you have to take. In addition, will be talking about compromised digestive and intestinal systems, skin break outs, your nails, neuropathy, those who are anemic, what can be helpful, particularly for those who are just beginning chemo, how to manage sleep, hot flashes if you have them, taking care of your teeth, about the food you eat, acid reflux (I would like to welcome this to singers) because acid reflux sometimes interferes with our singing, I have some tips for this as well) Other areas we will talk relationships, for those of us who are single and don’t have a families of our own, how to rely on friends, building a support system, will talk about the act of telling or not telling anyone of your condition, fears of outcomes, all to fully take of your state of mind and body. But there is another reason that I really believe is of great importance. And that is how we can fully benefit from breast cancer treatments and surgeries. Now of course there is the obvious, and that is chemo fighting the cancer. But I’m talking about the life lessons we can learn from it. I’ll explain. We can say between us, that BC is a challenging, dramatic tine in our lives. For some of you, you maybe saying that is an understatement. In any case, there was this concept I had developed over a period of time, of when I was having my chemo that I believed there was something missing in my life. That God was going to take through the chemo, but he was going to show how to fill these areas that were missing. Now, I don’t want to say God caused the cancer, but he was going to help me, not only get through it, but he was help me learn from it, and there for flourish from it. This is what I want to share with you. Practical tips and the ability to become the person you were meant to be. To flourish, to prosper, to stripe away those needless parts of you that do not serve you or your life. Those needless parts that have been holding you back from being the person you were meant to be and want to be.