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What Does It Mean to Thrive Emotionally?

By Karen Berrios | December 15, 2017

As I’ve embraced my new emotional diet, I’ve learned to recognize that I’ve spent much of my life suppressing a lot of my emotions. I’ve operated from a place of trying to conform to expectations—what society says, what religion says, what others want from me—instead of being true to myself into being a whole person,…

My New Emotional Diet

By Karen Berrios | November 3, 2017

As I mentioned in a previous post, in response to my experience with a horrible rash that just would not go away I started to go into a new season in my journey of healing and discovery. One of my doctors, Dr. Tony, said something that really hit me. He said, “A bad thought can…

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

By Karen Berrios | September 11, 2017

This month is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate the public about the most common type of endocrine cancer. Also called “thyroid carcinoma,” thyroid cancer is a malignant tumor or growth that originates within the thyroid gland. That’s the official definition—true, but very impersonal. To me, though, thyroid cancer became extremely personal three…

The Rash

By Karen Berrios | September 7, 2017

Shortly after I got the good news that the alternative approach to cancer treatment that I was pursuing seemed to be having a positive impact, I started developing a mysterious rash. And I don’t just mean a basic, run-of-the-mill rash. This rash was dramatic. I itched like you wouldn’t believe, and when I had the…

After Tijuana: Good News

By Karen Berrios | August 5, 2017

After my month at the Tijuana cancer treatment clinic I went home and continued with the home program that the clinic physicians had recommended. Thankfully I had the full support of my husband, and my kids were very understanding, because this home treatment program affected all of us. There were things we could not do,…

So Much Suffering / Cancer a Multi-Factorial Disease

By Karen Berrios | July 14, 2017

After arriving at the Hope 4 Cancer Institute clinic in Tijuana, Mexico for a month of holistic therapies based on a mind/body/spirit approach to treatment, I was struck by the suffering of those around me. Like most people, until I received my cancer diagnosis it had never really crossed my mind how much people suffer…