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Your Killer Life! Where we tackle the reality of surviving cancer and how you can create your killer life from the ashes of a killer diagnosis. Hosted by Tammey Grable-Woodford, author of “Alive in the Ashes, How you can live your best life now, while walking through the fire of trauma and loss.” With love, authenticity and humor, she shares deeply personal insights and experiences, talks about sex and relationships, and invites both guests and specialists to contribute to the conversation. Information and insights for anyone recovering from trauma or loss. Let’s get busy building Your Killer Life!

Your Killer Life! Where we tackle the reality of surviving cancer and how you can create your killer life from the ashes of a killer diagnosis. Hosted by Tammey Grable-Woodford, author of “Alive in the Ashes, How you can live your best life now, while walking through the fire of trauma and loss.” With love, authenticity and humor, she shares deeply personal insights and experiences, talks about sex and relationships, and invites both guests and specialists to contribute to the conversation. Information and insights for anyone recovering from trauma or loss. Let’s get busy building Your Killer Life!

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United States

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Your Killer Life! Where we tackle the reality of surviving cancer and how you can create your killer life from the ashes of a killer diagnosis. Hosted by Tammey Grable-Woodford, author of “Alive in the Ashes, How you can live your best life now, while walking through the fire of trauma and loss.” With love, authenticity and humor, she shares deeply personal insights and experiences, talks about sex and relationships, and invites both guests and specialists to contribute to the conversation. Information and insights for anyone recovering from trauma or loss. Let’s get busy building Your Killer Life!

Language:

English


Episodes

26 & Fu¢ked - A young woman's perspective

2/4/2021
Tammey is joined by three-time cancer survivor, founder of The Atrium Foundation, and author of "26 & Fu¢ked," Dorothy Paredes. First diagnosed at just age 26, and then again at 36, Dorothy opens up about topics that are unique to a young woman navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and BRCA gene mutation. Tammey and Dorothy discuss the often overlooked options for fertility preservation and have intimate conversations about the mental health ramifications of a cancer diagnosis, the...

Duration:00:49:49

Meet the Male Breast Cancer Coalition

1/21/2021
Tammey takes a deep dive into the misunderstood, and in some cases, dismissed world of male breast cancer with advocates Bret Miller, and Cheri Ambrose. In 2003, Bret was a typical 17-year old guy. A senior in high school, on the football team, working at the pool and ice rink, when he noticed a lump in his breast. Without medical insurance at the time, he mentioned it to his doctor at a sports physical, but the doctor was unconcerned. Seven years later, in 2010, Bret asked a doctor again,...

Duration:01:08:11

BRCA Chatter and Previvor Conversations

10/15/2020
Tammey talks with Christen Williams about BRCA gene mutations, the tough decisions that are required when you have the news that you are predisposed to breast cancer, but don't have a cancer diagnosis, and what it means to be a previvor. After losing her mom to ovarian cancer, Christen found out that she had the BRCA gene mutation at the age of 27. She started a Vidoe Blog where she takes us with her on her journey sharing her steps to stay alive, live life to the fullest, and raise...

Duration:00:53:55

Dancing through diagnosis - reclaiming your feminine energy

9/24/2020
Tammey talks with Suzanna Davis, dance artist, dance teacher, founder and host of RakasaFit™ and Belly Dance Off. Suzanna shares how dance fitness helped her maintain physical and mental health through her breast cancer diagnosis. In this authentic and vulnerable conversation, Tammey and Suzanna talk about how they answer the "Are you cured?" question, the impacts treatments have on partner intimacy, and fitness. Suzanna shares with us how her RakasaFit™ program can easily be modified for...

Duration:01:01:13

Holistic Breast Reconstruction - a Physician's Perspective

9/10/2020
What is a holistic approach to breast reconstruction? Tammey talks with Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, a board-certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, President of PRMA Plastic Surgery, and founder of the Breast Advocate App. Together they cover a variety of topics, from the different types of breast reconstruction available to women, breast reconstruction options for men, nipple reconstruction, and the importance of shared decision making. They also discuss the loss of feeling that many women and...

Duration:01:06:07

Myth Busting Male Breast Cancer

8/20/2020
Approximately one percent of breast cancer diagnoses each year occur in men. Tammey talks with male breast cancer survivor, Chris Gallo as they bust multiple myths around male breast cancer, discuss treatment similarities and talk about the very real hurdles men face in diagnosis and treatment as they navigate the female-focused world of breast cancer treatment. Topics in this Episode: Guest Contact Information and Social...

Duration:01:00:05

Soul Searching Our Way Back to Sexy

8/13/2020
The multiple surgeries that come with a breast cancer diagnosis can strip you of your confidence and rob you of your sensuality. Join Tammey as she talks with Cat Phillips of “Sexy Souls Search” about redefining sexy and reconnecting to the soul. In this intimate, vulnerable, and powerful conversation, Tammey and Cat discuss tips and tools that help guide listeners through a journey that leads to the reclamation of sensual identity. Learn where “sexy” truly comes from, in this episode of the...

Duration:01:09:35

Gut Health... the seat of your immune system

8/6/2020
Tammey speaks with Isa Lemaignen from True Holistic Nutrition about gut health and how functional medicine can be used to help fortify the immune system. Isa trained at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, both in nutritional therapy and naturopathy, and works in the principles of functional medicine. With a focus on nutrition, we answer questions like: What is the best diet for someone fighting cancer? What does good inflammation have to do with the immune system? Can I gain...

Duration:00:53:25

Not Putting on a Shirt... Seriously

7/30/2020
Optimal reconstructive surgical outcomes are for everyone, and we are the ones to decide and define what reconstruction looks like for us. Kim Bowles with Not Putting on a Shirt joins Tammey to share her story as she chronicles her fight against surgical battery, Kim talks to us about how this strengthened her commitment women’s rights and shares how she used the power of the 1st Amendment to plant the seeds of advocacy for aesthetic flat closure. In this episode, we learn more about...

Duration:01:14:45

Cancer's Secret, Not so Secret, Club

7/13/2020
"There is a secret, not so secret, club that comes with a cancer diagnosis, and it is amazing." Join Tammey as she illuminates the power of community and "tribe." Listen and learn about the gifts of friendship, belonging, and new identity that can and do follow those terrifying three words "you have cancer." Topics in this Episode: Contact Information and Social...

Duration:00:30:18

Drugs, depression, and the hidden costs of healing

7/1/2020
Together, Tammey and Griff look back and dissect the real cost of pain in recovering from lifesaving surgeries. With vulnerability, openness, and humor - they speak through more than four years of experience, chronicling the hazards and setbacks of drug side effects, depression, self-image, relationship impacts, and the teamwork that brought them through it all in the face of the unknown. Please listen in as they illuminate their whole picture of recovery from a life-altering illness and the...

Duration:00:52:23

Fearing love in the loss of cancer

6/24/2020
Cancer is loss. Loss of self, of confidence, of stability, and even of relationships. It is difficult to create a space for vulnerability, and it is a heavy decision to allow love in the midst of uncertainty when one of the losses you face is yourself. Tammey and Griff reflect on their relationship, starting out as friends and transitioning to love. They discuss the pain, the fear, the frustrations, the loss and the gains in this very real and very heartfelt episode. Topics in this...

Duration:00:46:45

Finding Joy in the Chaos of Cancer

6/17/2020
The true measure of wealth is something you have created that cannot be taken by another." Tammey shares with us the very distinct differences between happiness and joy, and the five key tools she used to intentionally cultivate a wealth and richness that emerges only from the symbiosis of triumph and suffering.Please join her in this episode and learn the transformative lessons of struggle. Topics in this Episode: Contact Information and Social...

Duration:00:31:04

Mastectomies, intimacy, sex and a view from his perspective

6/10/2020
It’s not taboo if it is a part of everyday life. On today’s show Griff again, joins the podcast to discuss the far-reaching impact of mastectomy surgery in terms of sex, arousal, intimacy, and romantic stability. Please join Griff and Tammey for a candid and insightful conversation about the struggles and triumphs of a post-cancer marriage. Topics in this Episode: Contact Information and Social...

Duration:00:51:31

Mastectomy? Boob job? Or breast amputation? A frank discussion about the physical, mental and emotional impacts.

6/3/2020
Tammey speaks intimately and authentically on the life altering impact of a life-saving surgery. She discusses how the sterile surgical term belies the messy emotional, physical, and mental health realities felt by those diagnosed with breast cancer and facing this intervention. Tammey openly recounts the deep personal pain that goes far beyond the physical cuts of a scalpel. Discussing the very human cost of mastectomies, being brought out of the whispered cries of women and men across the...

Duration:00:27:48

Demystifying the Lymphatic System and Lymphedema

5/27/2020
Our lymphatic system is a critical portion of the body's immune system and yet, sadly, it's barely covered in medical school. Tammey spoke with Joachim (Joe) Zuther who wrote the literal textbook on lymphedema. Joe, also known as the Lymphedema Guru, founded the Department of Lymphology at the School for Physical Therapy in Ulm, Germany in 1990. Having found his passion, he formed The Academy of Lymphatic Studies which provides Lymphedema Therapy Certification courses across the United...

Duration:00:44:47

You’re not Strong because of Cancer, you were Strong all Along – Wisdom from The Boobie Queen.

5/20/2020
In this episode of the Your Killer Life podcast, Tammey talks with Whitney O’Connor. Whitney is a powerhouse of joy and founder of the Boobie Crown Company which she launched while undergoing Oncology treatment with a very successful Kickstarter campaign and the intention to bring joy to others going through treatments. Diagnosed just after getting married and just before her 30th birthday, Whitney shares her wisdom when it comes to finding and creating happiness, while also reminding us...

Duration:00:42:52

Caregiving, Emotional Suppression, and Resisting Societal Expectations

5/13/2020
In this episode of the Your Killer Life podcast, Tammey gives the microphone to her co-host, Griff Woodford who talks with guest Michael Baltierra in this special episode that is centered around the caregiver. Whether a cancer diagnosis, or any other long-term life altering disease, the caregiver is the patient’s key ally serving as a person of support and care. Often unassuming and occasionally ignored, we learn the firsthand the struggles, triumphs and needs of our unsung anchors. Griff...

Duration:00:48:26

Communication Clashes, Emotional Growth, and Love - Sharing three key tips for discussion, stress reduction, and healthy relationships

5/6/2020
In this episode of the Your Killer Life podcast, Tammey and Griff talk about the realities of stress, communication, and working as a team through the chaos of breast cancer. Sharing personal and intimate reflections, they discuss past traumas and breaking old communication patterns that could have been destructive to their relationship. Identifying three communication tools, they share how utilizing these concepts enhanced their communications success, and created a safe space for them to...

Duration:00:27:08

The Secrets to Strong Self-Advocacy

4/29/2020
In this episode of the Your Killer Life podcast, Tammey talks about the importance of taking a position on your medical team as you navigate the chaotic medical minefield of breast cancer. Sharing personal experiences and examples, Tammey walks you through ten tips for self-advocacy success. “...honor that you are an important part of your healthcare team. You are not along for the ride. You are an active participant.” -Tammey Grable-Woodford Click to tweet Topics in this Episode: Contact...

Duration:00:35:46