March 2017 - Karen Berrios

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My Cancer Diagnosis – The C Word

As I explained in my last post, it all started in Peru. My husband and I had taken our three kids to Peru to visit family, and while I was there my father insisted I see a dermatologist about my acne. The dermatologist sent me to an endocrinologist, who felt a suspicious lump on my…

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Infrared Sauna Therapy

A few years ago, back before I was diagnosed with cancer and started on my journey of healing and wellness, if you had suggested that I should purposely put my body in a state of hyperthermia on a regular basis, I would think you were crazy. Now, however, this is exactly what I’m doing. It’s…

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My Cancer Journey – It All Started in Peru

Like most people, I didn’t see cancer coming. At all! In fact, I didn’t have any symptoms that would lead me to have any concerns. I was doing life just fine, so I thought that there was nothing wrong. Add in the fact that my husband is a Family Nurse Practitioner the fact I was…

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Exercise Your Thinking Muscles

Changing old thought patterns that are not serving you well isn’t easy. I know, because I struggle with this, too. It takes daily effort to build the “thinking muscles” that support transformation. You need to be intentional about digging to the root of your unhealthy thought patterns, and then replacing lies with truths in order…

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Don’t Wait to Be Joyful

It’s easy to get stuck in “I’ll be joyful when” mode. You start thinking, “I’ll be joyful when the lab work shows zero on those cancer markers,” or “I’ll be joyful when I feel like my old self again.” Or even, “I’ll be joyful when I’ve been cancer-free for five years.” But this type of…

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Anticipate the Good

Hope, a positive expectation of something good coming, is all about training yourself to anticipate the good rather than worrying about the bad. Being hopeful means overcoming the negative beliefs, thoughts and reactions that have become so automatic to us. How can we do this? It’s a matter of awareness. When challenging situations arise we…

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