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Laura is a two time breast cancer survivor currently living with and healing from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. She's a Certified Life Coach and Fitness/Wellness professional. She supports women in dropping their warrior shield after a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer so they can release the pressure to go back to normal, and create a life that's even better than before breast cancer. This show gives you tools you can apply to your life today, to support your body and your mind as you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You'll also hear tips and stories from other inspiring professionals and survivors who understand what you're going through.

Laura is a two time breast cancer survivor currently living with and healing from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. She's a Certified Life Coach and Fitness/Wellness professional. She supports women in dropping their warrior shield after a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer so they can release the pressure to go back to normal, and create a life that's even better than before breast cancer. This show gives you tools you can apply to your life today, to support your body and your mind as you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You'll also hear tips and stories from other inspiring professionals and survivors who understand what you're going through.

Location:

Huntington Beach, CA

Description:

Laura is a two time breast cancer survivor currently living with and healing from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. She's a Certified Life Coach and Fitness/Wellness professional. She supports women in dropping their warrior shield after a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer so they can release the pressure to go back to normal, and create a life that's even better than before breast cancer. This show gives you tools you can apply to your life today, to support your body and your mind as you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You'll also hear tips and stories from other inspiring professionals and survivors who understand what you're going through.

Language:

English

Contact:

714.887.7935


Episodes

#202 What is Your Energy Creating in Your Life

8/5/2022
When you think of creating or attracting good things in life, one of the first steps to living the reality you want is to notice the reality you’re creating now. The stories we tell ourselves often feel true and unchangeable. Especially when you get caught up in all the things without taking time to examine your role in the life you’re living. I recently came across a quote by Einstein that got me thinking about the reality of what our energy attracts to our lives. I’m not referring to...

Duration:00:28:17

#201 Are You Willing to Let S$#! Go

7/29/2022
Negative emotions are a fascinating thing. They feel awful, most of the time., and yet we often cling to them with all the energy we can muster. We feel justified in having them, we’re indignant about not having them, and we focus on telling other people about them. I’m angry and this is why. I feel anxious all the time and there’s nothing I can do about it. I can’t help it, I live with fear every day. Fill in the blank__________________ The good news is that none of the above are true....

Duration:00:21:44

#200 Living in the Field of Transformation

7/22/2022
The greatest thing about achieving a goal is realizing who you had to become to get there. This week as I celebrate releasing the 200 episode of the Breast Cancer Recovery Coach podcast, I reflect on how much I, my business, and this community have evolved. In this episode, I’ll share the most important things I’ve learned as I’ve navigated breast cancer, built a business, and become the coach and the person I am today. Maybe, more importantly, I’ve come to embrace the knowledge that life...

Duration:00:30:41

#199 Flexibility, Self-Care, & A Different Perspective

7/15/2022
I talk a big talk about self-care which is way more than a bubble bath and a facial. I also say everything is exactly as it should be and that when we can make peace with that, we create peace in ourselves. Those two things came together in a big way for me today as I focus on healing from covid and come to terms with the facts that I have no voice, and I have no energy to create and produce a podcast. So, I reached out to my support system for help. I wrote something to explain why...

Duration:00:23:05

#198 Dealing with Dread

7/8/2022
I want to share a story with you, there was a woman who had to go to a big event. The event was going to be spectacular. Amazing food, great music, beautiful new outfits, and everyone she loved would be there but there was also this one person…the ONE person she could not stand! So, the woman dreaded the event. She put all her thoughts into the horror of seeing the person she had a toxic history with. She felt sick to her stomach and whenever the event was mentioned all she could think...

Duration:00:24:32

#197 Reclaim Your Life After Breast Cancer with Karin Del Maestro

7/1/2022
In this episode you’ll hear from Health and Transformation Coach Karin Del Maestro. Karin is also the organizer of the Reclaim Your Life After Breast Cancer Summit happening July 9-15 2022. I invited Karin on to the show to share her insights on self-care and simple ways of reducing the toxic burden in your life. We also discuss some of the exciting speakers and topics that will be shared during the Reclaim Your Life After Breast Cancer Summit including: Check out the show and grab...

Duration:00:36:53

#196 How Having a Plan Can Inspire You to Create a Better Future

6/24/2022
Here’s an interesting thing to consider: We plan for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, camping trips, and what we’re going to wear to work or have for dinner, but when was the last time you planned for life? Way too often we allow ourselves to be in the random acts and unprocessed emotions of life. This can lead to feeling, hopeless, powerless, and having no future vision for your life. The end result…Failure to thrive. In this episode, I’ll tell you some of the things I hear...

Duration:00:26:25

#195 What Do You Make it Mean When Things Sound Hard

6/17/2022
You know the old saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”? Well, that’s not always true. Sometimes when things get hard we just get through rather than get going. Maybe it’s the way we think about hard. Have you ever considered what hard means to you? Does it mean different things in different situations? What if being hard was an invitation to be curious? What if you could change your perspective and see hard things as opportunities to get closer to your...

Duration:00:20:48

#194 Create Your Dreams With the Power of Your Story

6/10/2022
When I first began to realize the power of storytelling, I was reading the book, “Talk like TED”. The book focused on some of the most powerful TED talks ever given and what made them so moving for so many people. Over and over, the author found that the story the speaker shared was the secret sauce. Now I hear people’s stories on a daily basis. I hear them tell stories of suffering and sadness. And I work to help them bring forth the story of resilience and empowerment that lays...

Duration:00:22:22

#193 What if Physical Health Wasn't a Chore?

6/3/2022
When it comes to getting healthy the idea of intense workouts, hours of food prep, and giving up some of your favorite “treats” can be off-putting. Adopting a mindset of what you can’t do and shouldn’t have, cheating with food, and being “bad” can make anyone want to run in the other direction. But, what if none of that had to be a part of getting physically healthy? In fact, what if that mindset was actually stopping you from even trying to do the things you want to support your physical...

Duration:00:29:47

#192 How Emotions Exhaust You and What You Can Do About It

5/27/2022
After breast cancer, there’s a long list of things that contribute to fatigue, -Chemically induced menopause -Aromatase inhibitors -Radiation treatments -etc… But how often have you considered that your emotions may be contributing to your fatigue? Intense emotions including fear and anger create a physical response in the body that uses a lot of energy. So, why is it so hard to let go of the thoughts that create those emotions and keep you in emotional pain in addition to undermining...

Duration:00:25:03

#191 Mental Health Without Shame

5/20/2022
Finding yourself on this side of a breast cancer diagnosis is not easy. It’s not something you expect to happen in your life and it’s not something you expect to have long-lasting repercussions. Yet, it does. The trauma of treatment and survival and the unsettling space of adjusting to life after treatment can have a powerful emotional toll. So why is it so hard for women to reach out for help? Why do we think there’s something wrong or shameful about treating our emotional illness but not...

Duration:00:21:11

#190 2 Steps for Moving from Fear to an Abundant Life

5/13/2022
When life throws something at you out of left field your brain goes straight to fear. We are conditioned to think in scarcity. The more unexpected things that happen, the more fear you can fall into until it feels crushing. So, how do you get out of feeling crushed? You create space. You explore options. You notice that it’s your thoughts about life that are creating the heaviness. In this episode, I’ll offer you two ways of noticing thoughts of scarcity and how to move past them when...

Duration:00:22:10

#189 What Would it Be Like if You Did Things Differently

5/6/2022
What would happen if we took “normal” off the table and looked at life with fresh eyes to decide what we want it to look like going forward? It’s so interesting how easy it is to get caught up in doing life the same way we always have for no other reason than, that’s what we know. We do what we’re comfortable with, over and over. But, what are we missing out on because of that? What if you decided to do things differently to see what it would be like? How does it feel to even consider...

Duration:00:18:40

#188 Doctors Don't Determine Your Worth

4/29/2022
When you get diagnosed with or find yourself managing a serious illness, integrating the medical system into your life can be a challenge. You may have never considered what you expect from a doctor, a hospital, an imaging center, or your insurance company until you find yourself feeling unnoticed, unworthy, or confused by the administrative and personal treatment you receive. Do you expect too much from your oncologist? Do you need a team but don’t realize it? Do you find yourself...

Duration:00:23:44

#187 Who Do You Want to Be Now?

4/22/2022
Life after breast cancer often starts off with one big question, “Who am I now?” If you’re not - the healthy one - the one who never takes medicine - the one who has boundless energy - the one who _______ (fill in the blank) Then who are you? How do you show up like you “used to” when you don’t feel normal now? In this episode I’ll give you the good news…you get to decide how you want to show up and how you want your life to look. You can let go of a lot of baggage and pressure and...

Duration:00:17:51

The Desire to Feel Desire Again

4/15/2022
Chemotherapy and other breast cancer treatments can induce or intensify menopause. Breast cancer surgeries and radiation can change the way your body looks, feels, and reacts to touch. All of these things can change your sex drive and the way you choose to engage in physical intimacy. But there’s another thing that has a powerful impact on this area of your life and it’s happening in your brain. The way you think about yourself, about sex, and about the person or people you choose to have...

Duration:00:19:58

#185 Food is Not The Problem

4/8/2022
Not so long ago, there was a time when food was a focus of daily life solely for survival. People farmed, hunted, gardened, canned, and put a lot of effort into ensuring there would be enough food to keep them alive. Now there are so many food options that the choices are overwhelming; it’s easy to overconsume and become overwhelmed. Add in the fear factor after breast cancer, and there’s a whole new layer of confusion. You worry about: The right choice The safe choice What will heal...

Duration:00:16:25

#184 Why You Need to Have Your Own Back

4/1/2022
So many of us go through life tearing ourselves apart. We judge our looks, our decisions, our accomplishments, our strengths, and our weaknesses. We blame ourselves for just about everything we can think of including how other people think and feel. Then a diagnosis of a life-threatening disease happens and there are so many more things we can beat ourselves up for, not the least of which is what we did to get cancer in the first place. Isn’t it time to start having your own...

Duration:00:22:50

#183 You Have More Power Than You Think

3/25/2022
When we make the choice to wait and see what an external circumstance might create, we’re making the choice not to engage in our life. In this scenario, we are the ones who step out of life, even if we fool ourselves into thinking the circumstance (i.e. cancer) is the cause. In this episode, you’ll hear more about subtle ways in which we give up power over our lives. How our brains offer us thoughts that we don’t have to accept. And words we can become more aware of to help us see when...

Duration:00:19:19