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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!

Learn More: https://www.ourcancerjourney.com/


Content Advisory Note:

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. 

Episodes

#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
Hide Details1hr 6min

TITLE: #003 - Restorative Yoga Part 2 - Tips for Your First Oncology Yoga Class & Recovery - Kathleen Ross-Allee 

About This Episode:

In this "Part 2” episode of an extended interview with Kathleen Ross-Allee (see bio below), we discuss various tips when attending your first Oncology Yoga Class. We also share deeper discussions about the types of barriers people experience when they attend group therapy classes in their new "post-cancer-treatment bodies and selves."

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

  • How Western Medical Practitioners and Certified Yoga Therapists collaborate on patient care
  • How to overcome apprehension and typical challenges with group dynamics when attending therapy sessions
  • How to avoid the “Come-to-Class Only” mindset
  • Highlight the importance of students and certified yoga trainers working together to develop a sustainable in-home personal yoga practice 
  • How to overcome the barrier of the concept of “Practice” within the Yoga world
  • Replace the pressure of “Goals” with the freedom of “Intentions”
  • Adopt the “body self-exploration” mindset throughout your cancer recovery
  • Review types of barriers people experience when their “post cancer treatment self” shows-up to these and other therapy classes
  • And, beyond the subject of this episode, we gain some value insights from a surprise discussion with Kathleen about her Parents choice to hide her Mother’s Cancer diagnosis and treatment from Kathleen when she was a teenager, including:
  • How parents’ decisions about communicating the arrival of Cancer can affect children, even later in life
  • A personal comment from Bruce about supporting and “holding space” for others

References and Resources mentioned in this Episode:

Episode Guest(s): Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee is currently the Managing Director of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx programs (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: https://www.towercancer.org/magazine-winter-2020-article-6/

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:

https://www.ourcancerjourney.com/about-our-cancer-journey-bruce-watkins/

https://www.brucewatkins.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucewatkins/

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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.

1hr 6min
Published Dec 28, 2020 at 8:12pm
#002 - Restorative Yoga and Your Recovery - Kathleen Ross-Allee
Show Details28min 49s
#001 - Introduction: About the Our Cancer Journey Podcast
Show Details13min 15s