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Rollercoaster Day

Friday, August 16 is Rollercoaster Day, a day to celebrate riding a rollercoaster for thrill seekers. Cancer patients often describe their life as a rollercoaster of emotions, not the thrill seeker kind. Depression, anxiety, and fear can strike at any time leaving you feeling wiped out and drained. Today, if you are feeling like you are on …

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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 7th. Chocolate comes in different flavours, including milk, white and dark chocolate.  Some scientists now say that eating dark chocolate every day is better for you than eating vegetables. Our kind of scientist!! Harpers Bazaar has included dark chocolate in their 11 Mood Boosting Foods For Winter to help decrease your …

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 Breathe deeply

Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer. Anxiety and stress can cause shallow breathing. Breathe deeply! it’s important to use full lung capacity and breathe slowly and deeply. This four-step breathing exercise can be done anytime and anywhere, especially if you are feeling anxious. Take in a deep breath from your diaphragm (this …

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Emotional roller coaster

Cancer is often said to be “like being on a emotional roller coaster.”  Ups and downs with feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear can strike at any time leaving you feeling wiped out and drained. These are very common and normal responses to a cancer diagnosis and  have a huge impact on most patients, families, and caregivers Changes …

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Dark chocolate

July 7th is World Chocolate Day. To help decrease your anxiety levels you will be pleased to know  Harpers Bazaar has included dark chocolate in their 11 Mood Boosting Foods For Winter. A couple small dark squares is all it takes (70% cocoa or more), so try not to hoover up the whole bar! Harpers Bazaar “There’s a …

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