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Archive – 2022

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My Faith and My Boys – Support Throughout My Journey

I settled myself down and started to encourage myself – telling myself that I can get through this, and that lots of women had passed through this and survived. 

Sept. 20, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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No One Can Walk This Journey for You, but God Will Carry You Through

The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) workshops were amazing. I loved learning how to do my eyebrows. And the instructor, who was a breast cancer survivor, was great.

Sept. 12, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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My Top Surprising Realizations During My Cancer Journey

Being able to transform my appearance and to take back some of that sense of identity helped me drastically to heal.

Aug. 16, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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My Two Comforts in My Cancer Journey: Knowledge and Support

After I lost my hair, I attended a support group for the first time, at the Hearth Place in Oshawa, Ont. I was skeptical at first, to be honest. But I showed up and at first I didn’t talk, I just listened.

July 5, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Embracing Community and a Sense of Normalcy in Beautiful New Brunswick

Despite my instincts telling me this was coming, it was still crushing news. You really don’t want to hear those words: “Yes, you have cancer.” My husband and I sat in the doctor’s office crying.

June 7, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Never Too Old to Face Cancer Head on and to Feel Beautiful

I became upset with the continued reference to my age and that nothing could be done. I had lived almost 90 years and could accept death, but not until I could be at my granddaughter’s wedding in May 2022.

April 19, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Standing Up and Speaking Up About Life with Stage 4 Cancer

There was something wrong with my health – I knew this truth in my bones. But every doctor I saw told me that I was just fine. In fact, they identified it as a mental health issue.

April 13, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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Black women and wigs

Hair is an essential part of many women’s identities […], and so some women find hair loss quite damaging to their esteem and self-concept, and they can experience this hair loss in a way that’s similar to grief.”

April 13, 2022 | by Tania Amardeil

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The Mysteries of Randomness

Randomness is ubiquitous. And to counteract its destabilizing effects, it is crucial to have all the resources possible, to have the right support and to believe in ourselves in order to overcome the pitfalls. The web of life is beautiful and, to me, embracing a state of marvel is important.

March 25, 2022 | by Colette Ladouceur

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