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2018 Added Evening Class

A sparkling New Year for our lives to go forward.  This is also a time that gym memberships swell to the bursting point, at least for the month of January.   As someone who has been through breast cancer treatment, perhaps you have read numerous science evidence based reports of...

Pink Fit

It’s the middle of October, the heart of Pinktober, named as such because it’s breast cancer awareness month worldwide.  For some it signifies a time to remember struggles overcome or loved ones lost. For others, the pink ribbon is a stark reminder of a present...

August Walking

We are nearing the end of July, and the scout hall that we meet in closes for a month.  Pink Ribbon Pilates will start up our walking group for the month of August.  Last year we had some light rain on our Monday August walks and that did not deter us – wearing rain gear...

Call To Arms

Lymphedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy that can appear in some people during the months or even years after treatment ends.  Besides the obvious benefits for health and wellbeing, exercise helps minimize and manage lymphedema in a few...

Chill Out

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and having treatment can be extremely stressful and wearing.  At times, it can feel like one is trapped in a downward spiral, as the side effects of chemo and radiotherapy fatigue sets in as well as being emotionally drained.  If you feel like...

Yellow Bursting

Spring has arrived, new life is sprouting with buds on trees and daffodils planted in tight swathes create a shock of yellow bursting from verges and centre of carriageways leading into Ashford.  It’s spring rising forth, anew.  There is something about connecting with...

2017 Focus

I’ve been struggling to find words for a blog post to start 2017 in what many have called, “the new world order”.  We are living in heated times and having a cancer diagnosis doubles stress and anxiety of the future.  If our cancer is not “active” we quickly...

Coping At Christmas

The holidays can be a festive happy time and may  bring a new set of problems if you have cancer or in treatment.  Christmas is often an emotional time even when you don’t have cancer. We often take stock of the year and our lives.  There are ways to make the holidays meaningful...

Life Changing

When told you have breast cancer, life as we know it changes drastically, and how to get back to what life was, can be seemingly be out of reach.  Trite as it may sound, cancer truly is a life-changing event. Often, someone who has weathered a cancer diagnosis comes through...
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