Presenters at the Cancer Wellness Expo included doctors and advocates. After my talk, I was interviewed by Christine Coppa of Refinery29, a journalist who writes from personal experience as a cancer survivor. She wrote an upbeat article on how self care, including Reiki, is helping cancer patients in hospitals and at home.
Transforming our cultural values
It’s a medical fact that cancer survivors have more health problems and suffer premature aging. Similarly, people with PTSD are more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders and type 2 diabetes.
By the time the body is so deeply overwhelmed that there is a medical diagnosis, many vital body systems are not functioning well. That makes it hard to heal, and leaves you vulnerable for other illnesses.
Self care such as meditation, yoga, qigong, daily self Reiki or receiving Reiki treatment makes a profound difference because it engages your self-healing. It’s that simple. But people don’t hear it.
Christine’s article in as popular and credible a media outlet as Refinery29 gets people’s attention — especially young people. I’m happy to help anyone, but I have a real soft spot when it comes to helping a young person appreciate self care. That piece of enlightenment can improve the trajectory of his/her life, and potentially benefit many others.
Self care is undervalued in our culture and it’s literally killing us. Let’s change that now!
Your self care is by definition something only you can do for yourself. Help people understand how much self care matters. Please share the Refinery29 article widely.
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P.S. After the expo, I wrote a resource for people addressing cancer and the Reiki practitioners who serve them. Click here.