Calm After Breast Cancer: Is It Really Possible?
The journey through a storm as fierce as breast cancer demands not only physical resilience but an unwavering spirit as well. Today on Beyond Empty Nest, we talk with Karin Del Maestro, a true warrior and advocate for rediscovering calm after the turmoil of breast cancer.
Karin is a seasoned health and transformational coach with over two decades of experience in the realm of health and wellness. But her journey is far from a conventional narrative of professional accomplishments. It’s a testament to the incredible power of human resilience and the capacity to find purpose even in the face of life’s greatest trials.
Through this conversation with Karin, we aim to uncover the profound truth: that rediscovering calm after breast cancer is not only possible but a beacon of hope that can illuminate even the darkest corners of adversity.
In this episode
[03:03] Who is Karin?
[06:11] Does stress cause cancer?
[09:34] Karin’s cancer story.
[13:53] The journey after breast cancer treatment ends is something that we aren’t prepared for.
[16:23] “Many people don’t understand that even if we have the most amazing support system, it’s this feeling of being isolated that nobody else gets.” – Karin
[17:16] There’s anxiety when you’re diagnosed.
[19:38] There is trauma after having cancer that isn’t addressed.
[20:50] Karin shares a few things that we can do to help bring ourselves to a more calm state.
[27:32] Karin shares the dare for this week.
Your Dare this week is to do a “brain dump” before you go to bed at night. That means get out of your head. Take all of the things that are spinning in your mind and put them onto paper.
About Karin Del Maestro
Karin Del Maestro is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Breast Cancer & BRCA2 Thriver, and Self-Care Expert specializing in helping breast cancer survivors get back their “get-up-and-go” after treatment has ended.
In 2018, Karin’s life took an unexpected turn when she received a diagnosis that changed the course of her existence, breast cancer coupled with the BRCA2 gene mutation. Karin discovered within herself a wellspring of strength she never knew existed.
Karin understood intimately the struggle that breast cancer survivors face after their treatment ends. The battle may have concluded, but the scars, both physical and emotional, linger, casting shadows on the path to recovery. Few are prepared for what happens when treatment ends and Karin helps take away that sense of anxiousness, overwhelm, and uncertainty and helps survivors reset their bodies and their health.
Karin’s insight and empathy led her to a noble purpose, to guide breast cancer survivors on the arduous but transformative journey of reclaiming their vitality. Her mission became crystal clear: to help survivors reignite their energy, prioritize their needs, and embrace their bodies, irrespective of the scars they carry. In doing so, she embodies the embodiment of resilience and the embodiment of embracing one’s true self.
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