The Healer Within

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Dedicate Space for Reflection

“It can be as simple as a candle on your nightstand,” Kris Carr, a breast cancer survivor writes. “It helps to have a corner of your home that feels sacred.”

Find a Personal Refuge

Choose a location with meaning for you—a beach, a park, a special place from childhood—and go there. “Even if it’s just for a few hours, find a way to take a mental hiatus from cancer.”

Create a Posse

Think of your team of doctors, nutritionists, yoga teachers, massage therapists, friends, and family members as an invaluable wellness support group.

Calm your Breath

Notice when you’re holding your breath or taking rapid, shallow breaths, and make an effort to focus on your inhalation and exhalation.

Make Juice, not War

Think of preparing your own food as an expression of self-love, says Carr, who adopted a mostly raw diet after her diagnosis and makes 17 to 32 ounces of juice every day.

Plan for the Future, but Live in the Now

No one can give you permission to live the way you want to, except you.

Tips based on advice from Kris Carr, a cancer survivor and a yogi.

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