My Amazing New Nipple Prosthesis’s!!

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IMG_5990I was so incredibly amazed¬†by how real my new nipple prosthesis’s looked, that I just had to share!!

I recommend this product to any woman that is looking for an alternative to nipple reconstruction, or¬†to use until they are ready for surgery, which is what I’ve chosen to do.¬†It felt so incredibly amazing to have them on, and see just how natural they look!

I put them on, and it was like an instant boost of confidence!! It’s not that¬†I disliked looking at myself¬†or was ashamed of my scares.¬†It was more the feeling that something was missing.

I am beyond grateful to Michelle Kolath-Arbel for dedicating her efforts to providing women everywhere an opportunity to feel whole again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xoxo

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth ūüôā ‚̧

 

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There are signs everywhere…

12238065_449477678577635_426028636529326597_oLong ago I¬†read a quote by Melody Beattie that said…

“Remember the words you were told when this last adventure began, the words whispered quietly to your heart: Let the journey unfold. Let it be magical. The way has been prepared. People will be expecting you. Yes, you are being led.”

This resonated with me on so many levels. First, when I realized after being diagnosed with cancer that I¬†wasn’t alone, and that those who came¬†before me, had placed in my path an abundance of tools to help educate and guide¬†me through the process.

I came back to this quote recently and the¬†words, “let the journey unfold”, now made even more sense, when I took a leap of faith and started my nonprofit¬†Gift With A Pink Ribbon, Inc.¬†Everything I had gone through in my journey, and even in my new career, were tools to prepare me for my new venture.

Have you ever asked yourself, “why am I here”¬†or “why am I going through this journey”?

I encourage you to “let the journey unfold”, by trusting the process and experiencing what may come of it. Sometimes the mere process of what you are going through, is preparation for something greater than you could have ever imagined. Embrace it, and with “the words whispered quietly to your heart”,¬†manifest in your life what you are most passionate about.

 

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth ‚̧

 

You can find Melody Beattie’s, Journey to the Heart, on Amazon by clicking here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! ūüôā

 

 

Why do we do this to ourselves?

I can’t deny that today was a tough run. In fact, it was more like a long walk with some running in between.

Once again, I found myself spending most of my time reflecting on how well I use to run, and beating myself up for not being able to run in the same way after so much time out of the running world. 

I don’t know why I do it to myself really. Each and every time I start from the beginning, I tell¬†myself that I won’t compare my new accomplishments to what once was, yet after a few days of running, my mind always wanders back to those memories. In fact, it usually occurs when the going gets tough, like today, go figure.¬†

The same thing happened to me when I started working on my yoga teacher training certification just a few months back. All I could do was focus on the many things I thought I couldn’t do, and never once did I¬†imagine I could accomplish all the things I have so far.¬†

Why do we do this to ourselves?

More importantly, “why do I do this to myself?”¬†I can always manage to find¬†the silver lining¬†for others, but what about remembering to be kinder towards myself?¬†About being genuinely happy with going out and being active, even if that means walking some of the way. This has always been a challenge for me, even through my journey with breast cancer.

¬†Nevertheless, what started today as a run ultimately ended¬†up¬†being¬†a reminder. My goal for 2016 is not about “running 1000 miles”. It’s about getting out there and just doing what I can,¬†even if that means walking the distance.

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth ūüôā ‚̧

A Survivors taste of the world…

If there is anything I’ve desired most in life, other then helping others, it’s been to travel the world. Earlier this year we had booked¬†our tickets for Paris, my dream destination, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and undergoing surgery, I had to postpone my trip.

As the year went by and I underwent one treatment after another, we realized that if¬†we didn’t¬†reschedule¬†our trip prior to the years end,¬†we would¬†forfeit the money¬†we had invested earlier in the year so, we booked¬†our trip to Madrid, Spain for the Thanksgiving holiday.

12314110_453026501556086_5682738134371543505_nI couldn’t have been happier with the destination we chose. Madrid and Toledo, the two main towns we visited, were amazing. The architecture was breath taking, as was the history behind the structures and landmarks that surrounded me.

IMG_3908Of course, the food was also delicious. Especially theIMG_3909 typical Churros and Chocolate that I had at least once a day while there. ūüôā

This trip inspired me once again to fulfill that desire to walk the last 100km of el Camino de Santiago de Compostela in the year 2016. It’s an experience of a life time and I feel I am finally ready to¬†take on not just the challenge, but also¬†humbly accept and appreciate¬†what that journey has to offer me. I returned refreshed and in love with life, feeling no boundaries existed, even those I built in my mind, moving me into the next stage of my life…

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth ūüôā ‚̧

We can all relate to this…

Have you ever searched¬†deep within and asked yourself, “What makes me happy?”

I know it may seem like a daunting task to ask such a difficult question but in reality it isn’t so difficult at all. We actually make it harder by thinking of all the things that keep us from getting to that happy place. I for one am 100% guilty of doing this.

If you erased all of the negatives and asked yourself that question again, what is the first thing that pops into your mind?

“What makes me happy?”

Did you think of something?

Now ask yourself, “When was the last time I did this?”

If it’s to hard for you to remember, it’s time you penciled yourself in for a little visit to fun town. A wise person once told me, “Time passes regardless of what you are doing”, and with that being said, don’t you think you deserve to throw a little fun into the mix?

Please allow me to fill in the blanks to that question…. “Yes you do!! ūüôā ”

The problems will always be there when you return so take a break from your norm and do something you’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Don’t over think it, just do it! You will feel renewed and your mind and body will thank you later for the break. ūüôā

Stay tuned,

Elizabeth ūüôā