Posts Tagged ‘fatigue’

(Re)treating yourself

Posted on June 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment or providing care for someone with cancer can require that you re-fill yourself with energy as you need to along this journey. Periodically, as a caregiver, I need to get away on my own; to walk in nature, write, read, and quietly introspect.  I am aware, however, that… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #1

Posted on May 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although sitting still in meditation can be challenging for all of us some of the time, some people find sitting still to be intolerable most of the time. They want to move!  Walking meditation or mindful walking might just be the activity to satisfy the equanimous strivings of more energetic souls. What is it? There… [Read More]

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I’m trying to imagine a person with little to no yoga experience today looking for a studio or teacher.  I also imagine that in the early stages of post cancer treatment, there are many physical changes one has to adjust to. We know that movement and relaxation can contribute to physical and mental well being…. [Read More]

Why am I so Tired?

Posted on September 1st, 2011 | 3 Comments

Cancer-related fatigue affects close to 80% of cancer patients, many of whom describe it as a total lack of energy. Some 60% of those patients report that fatigue affects their lives more than any other side effect; including nausea, pain and depression, and 89% said it had a negative impact on their day-to-day activities. What… [Read More]