On July 20, 2017, at the age of 28, I was diagnosed with triple positive (estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 positive), stage one, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that was grade 3, meaning it was one of the more aggressive forms of breast cancer. My immediate reaction to any problem, big or small, is to learn as much as I possibly can, and so I immediately took to the internet and, without really knowing it, became a member of my own healing team. Now, I want to share my experience and my resources so that people can also be inspired to find the right healing path for them and hopefully discover their own positive, valuable lessons. With Orenda, I share recipes, mental and emotional health tips, new research in cancer care, and posts from my blog on topics such as detoxing, diet, and personal growth in the face of The Big C.
Your health is your own, no one else’s. It is entirely up to you to take charge of it, or not. The helplessness that so many cancer patients feel (myself included) is not a mandatory part of the experience, at least not the entire time; you can overcome it. We all have our moments, or our days or weeks, but it is possible to conquer those feelings and take an active, positive role in your health. Orenda is a First Nations word that refers to the power they believe is present in every person to change themselves and change the world around them. Call on your own Orenda. In fact, it is the best and most important thing you can do on your journey to healing. It will make all the difference.