Tag: recovery

How Claire Petretti Marti, of Ocean Soul Yoga, Found Empowerment Through Breast Cancer

    5 QUESTIONS FOR CLAIRE What’s the biggest lesson you learned from beating cancer? I learned how to accept love and support. I’ve always been independent, always taken care of myself, and always prided myself on keeping it together. Well, I got to the point where I couldn’t keep it together, where I couldn’t… Read more »

The Illuminating Moment When I Finally Knew How To Decorate My Breast Cast

Photograph by © Miana Jun While preparing for my second mastectomy, I wanted to do something different to help with the emotional transition of losing my breast. This was to be a prophylactic surgery—I carry the BRCA-1 gene—and unlike my previous mastectomy, I had the gift of additional time to prepare for this loss. I was… Read more »