Why Karmic?

noun: karma
(in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.

To yourself and to others. 

People often don’t know what to say or do when they find out a friend or relative has cancer. You may find them avoiding you or saying things that you are surprised by. Try and remember that they most likely have the best intentions and help them understand what you need.

Create a positive outlook

There are many different types of personalities which everyone reacts to a cancer diagnosis in their own way.  Many studies have shown that people who are able to cultivate a feeling of gratitude regarding their treatment are less impacted by the side effects of the treatment

Give the body and mind time to heal. Do things every day that bring you joy and allow you to just relax on focus on your own happiness.

A body in motion tends to stay in motion.

It’s very easy to hear that your are going to be starting cancer treatment and expect to be in bed for a couple of months. Don’t do it!  Move ever day. Get up, walk. Lift some light weights if you can. 
You don’t have to go out and join a bootcamp, but you will find that the simple act of exercising helps with many side effects and will help keep your body strong and able to fight when it needs to.

Be in charge of your own actions.

Just like the definition up there says – effect from cause. Don’t let your medical situation be the controlling factor. Don’t just react. Make decisions. Learn about your disease, your treatment and what you should be paying attention to. Your care staff is probably wonderful but they have many patients and no matter how well intentioned, you are your own best advocate.

Strength and Determination come from a place of calmness.

If you are always running at high anxiety and bouncing from one piece of news to another your body and mind will both soon be exhausted. Find ways to calm yourself.
Mediate, learn to wait a couple of seconds before any reaction. It sounds like an easy thing but it is something that is often missed. If your phone rings, wait a couple of seconds to answer it. If a doctor gives you news, pause before you respond. Let your mind sit with the information for a second before reacting.


This website was created as a way to share what I have experienced as a long term cancer patient. 

I am not a medical professional, I am not a therapist, I am not an author trying to sell anything. I just spend a lot of time looking for solutions and wanted a place to share what I found.

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