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Recover Living Life After Treatment Health and Wellbeing

The defines health and wellness as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being – it’s not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  However, each survivor’s definition of health and wellness will depend upon how she defines her and her .  It is based on our individual circumstances.

Your health and wellness are a unique state of mind that begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle and adopt it as a priority.  It is important to recognize that health and wellness are crucial in optimizing your

To help frame your thinking on your own health and wellness, you can review the ’s six dimensions of wellness or, essentially, life areas that together make up the “whole self”:

6 Dimensions of Wellness

While these dimensions focus on what is considered a approach, perhaps a more comprehensive aspect of the “whole self” is based on the ’ “Ten Dimensions of Wellness,” which are:

Focusing, developing and balancing these dimensions will ensure that your recovery from treatment leads you to the creation of a strong, healthy lifestyle. In addition, you can follow the recommendations of the ’s

Choose You encourages women to put their own health first in the fight against cancer. The movement challenges women to make healthier choices and supports them in their commitment to eat right, get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Your health and wellness is a process that never ends. It is a continuous nurturing and development of the “whole self.”  Embarking on a wellness journey is a process of searching for the appropriate tools to help make you a stronger, healthier and more vibrant survivor.

Start your journey by assessing your current lifestyle, then define your health and wellness goals and develop an action plan.  You can use the following tools to create your recovery health and wellness plan:

Utilizing these tools will help you map out your health and wellness plan so that you can live a life that is full of , cancer free and without fear and your recovery is a life-enhancing, not life-limiting, event.

The following resources provide more detailed information to help you learn more about recovery through health and wellness:

For more information on health and wellness, go to , or . You can share your knowledge and experience with other survivors at or start a discussion in our .

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Breast Cancer Partner Events

September 29, 2012
'Pamper Me Pink' Breast Cancer Event, Floyd County, IN

September 22 – October 28, 2012
Shine Your Light Bright for the Cancer Fight, San Marcos, TX

September 29, 2012
Pink October Velvet Sessions with Bret Michaels, Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL

September 30, October 3, 2012
American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference – “Treating the Cause”, Orlando, FL

September 30, 2012
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Race, Washington, D.C.

October 3, 2012
The Beauty of Caring Event, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Legal & Insurance Issues to Consider

October 13 – 14, 2012
Lance Armstrong Foundation Live Long Run, Walk, Ride Event, Hallandale Beach, FL

October20, 2012
SASS Foundation 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Uniondale, NY

October 27 – 30
AACR Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA

November 15, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Re-Entering the Workforce After Short & Long Absences


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