Cancer Recovery Blog

Cancer Recovery Blog for women cancer survivors and their families. Find information about cancer recovery & cancer support programs. Healing Odyssey provides cancer support programs, including a weekend cancer recovery retreat program.

 

Show Up

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brene Brown For most of us, attending an event where you do not know anyone, brings up lots of different emotions.  Best face forward on that first initial introduction. Courage started the moment you...

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Healing Odyssey Spring 2017 Highlights

Welcome to the Healing Odyssey Spring Update!   We have lots of news to report.  We held our HO49 Retreat this April.  This was our first retreat at the beautiful Pali Mountain Resort in Running Springs, CA.  We found it to be a wonderful, mountainous location with...

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Letting Go….

The fears we don't face become our limits. We have come down from our 'mountain top'  experience.  Each of us, confronting, meeting head on, the challenges that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.  It didn't matter if we were 5, 10 years out or if we are still actively in...

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MOVE………{on}

Remember that first activity….. It was called, “Dancing in Limbo.” And you thought to yourself: “Am I actually going to have to dance? In front of women, that I don’t even know yet?” We were asked to be brave…..to risk. To move into uncertainty [limbo]. To trust…....

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Letter to Donors

From a Healing Odyssey grad to our donors: "Since I was 18, more than half my life, I've been dealing with this disease.  And I have done it all -- the support groups, the therapy, the peer on peers calls, the symposiums and the conferences, the studies and the...

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Letters to Donors

At the end of each retreat, Healing Odyssey graduates are requested to write a letter thanking the many donors who help make our retreats possible for them.  This is an example from HO#47: I am a 36 year old breast cancer survivor.  I am a mother to an amazing 4 yr...

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Letters to Donors

At the end of each retreat, Healing Odyssey graduates are requested to write a letter thanking the many donors who help make our retreats possible for them.  This is an example from HO#48: "How to I ever thank someone for such kindness that allowed me to attend the...

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Healing Odyssey Announces New Location, Waives Fees

Lake Forest, CA:   Healing Odyssey, a Southern California-based nonprofit founded in 1994 to deal exclusively with the challenges of cancer survivorship for women, has selected the Pali Retreat Center in Running Springs, CA, as the location for its 2017 retreats.  For...

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