Our Cancer Journey Podcast

The Our Cancer Journey Podcast is a place for those impacted by Cancer, their caregivers, their loved ones and also those wishing to prevent illness. 

Our podcast is more than a program about cancer, it's a conversation about life and how we can make ours better.

Together we explore ways we can optimize our lives through the experiences of diagnosis, treatments and beyond into the future of Survivorship. 

We discuss ways to help YOU feel better, live happier, expand your self-empowerment, and enhance your life experience. It is more than a podcast about medicine, or even Cancer. It is about you, the Whole Person, and tips, ideas and strategies to possibly improve your cancer journey and make your life better.

Hosted by unique storyteller and unconventional creator Bruce Watkins, the Our Cancer Journey Podcast provides a unique voice to people in the cancer community that transcends the conventional medical and patient experience-based shows.

Please share this podcast with anyone you feel may benefit from our content, our outlook, our attitude, and especially our passionate advocacy for self-empowerment!

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The content of the Our Cancer Journey Podcast with Bruce Watkins, our website, and of all other associated media forms is provided for informational, inspirational, and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. The information shared in our content and the views expressed by the hosts and guests of the program are their own. The Our Cancer Journey podcast with Bruce Watkins, its related media. and Fairlead Media do not suggest or intend that information or opinions shared in these media should or must replace the relationship you have with your chosen healthcare professional(s) and practitioner(s). The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy on a podcast should not be construed as an endorsement. If paid or free promotional or awareness-building content is included during the podcast or within other media, such content will be separated into its own unique promotional spot or mention. 


#011 - Lung Cancer Advocacy - Terri Ann DiJulio & The Gift Of Our Beautiful Lives
Show Details41min 24s
#010 - Motivation to Action, Just Say YES & OCJ is Back!! - Bruce Watkins
Show Details18min 57s
#009 - From Caregiver, to Surviving Cancer, to Patient Support Advocate Part 1 - Joe Bullock
Show Details42min 24s
#008 - Ovarian Cancer, Giving Back and Australian’s AusLitTeal Awareness - Sirin Steele
Show Details49min 46s
#007 - Your Mindset and You - Part 2 - Stories - with Bruce Watkins
Show Details15min 41s
#006 - Your Mindset and You - Part 1 - with Bruce Watkins
Show Details18min 2s
#005 - Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Part 1 - Angela Lai, L.O.M.
Show Details39min 28s
#004 - BONUS - Show Launch Update and Our Cancer Journey Podcast Website & Facebook
Show Details11min 25s
#003 - Restorative Yoga Part 2 - Tips for Your First Oncology Yoga Class & Recovery - Kathleen Ross-Allee
Show Details1hr 6min
#002 - Restorative Yoga and Your Recovery - Kathleen Ross-Allee
Hide Details28min 49s

In this "Part 1” episode of an extended interview with Kathleen Ross-Allee (see bio below), we introduce the concept of oncology yoga and recovery yoga. We discuss how this new collaborative health practice is being integrated with modern Western medicine to improve patient treatment outcomes. And, in the true Our Cancer Journey Podcast style, we have some fun along the way. Make sure to listen to the upcoming “Part 2” episode of this interview, where we'll talk more about tips when attending your first recovery yoga class, and also the reality of class “group dynamics” that will help you get the most out of your oncology yoga experience.

Key Discussion Points and Takeaways from this Our Cancer Journey Episode:

  • Understanding the difference between traditional yoga and specialized Oncology Yoga 
  • What training and certifications are involved to become a Oncology Yoga Therapist 
  • How to access an Oncology Yoga Therapist and an appropriate yoga program that is integrated with your medical treatments
  • How to access a Oncology Yoga Therapist if your medical providers do not have an approved program

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Episode Guest(s): Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee is currently the Managing Director and Instructor of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx program (the first university accredited program in the United States), and a Certified Yoga Therapist and Clinical Health Educator for Thrive Yoga Therapy at Kaiser Permanente where she helps patients address a variety of health issues. She participated in developing and enhancing integrative post-rehabilitation and yoga therapy programs and exercise programs at world-leading hospitals such as Cedars Sinai-Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center and others. Kathleen continues to teach yoga therapy as well as speak at Patient Support centers, schools and conferences throughout the Country. Read more about Kathleen in this recent article from a Cancer support group:

Episode Host: Bruce Watkins

A Father, Cancer survivor, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all. 

After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back. Learn more:

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A top aim of the Our Cancer Journey Podcast is to help share valuable information with those impacted by Cancer, their caregivers and their loved ones. Your positive ratings, show reviews (on Apple Podcasts), and especially your personal recommendations and sharing of our show with others, are the most effective ways you can help us get the important information about Survivorship out to those that need it! So please subscribe, rate, review and share the Our Cancer Journey Podcast, our website and our Facebook page with friends and in your social media. 

Thanks for Listening! With Gratitude, The Our Cancer Journey Podcast Team.

28min 49s
Published Dec 4, 2020 at 8:48pm
#001 - Introduction: About the Our Cancer Journey Podcast
Show Details13min 15s