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Healing your body and soul

  • Share your feelings honestly with family, friends, a spiritual adviser or a counselor.

  • Enjoy the outdoors– If possible, take a walk outside in a park or other natural setting. Sunlight, fresh air, and the sounds of nature can help brighten a person’s day.

  • Exercise-Moderate exercise such as a 30-minute walk several times a week can help lower stress. Talk with your doctor before starting an exercise schedule. 

  • Keep a journal to help organize your thoughts.

  • When faced with a difficult decision, list the pros and cons for each choice.

  • Find a source of spiritual support.

  • Set aside time to be alone.

  • Remain involved with work and leisure activities as much as you can.

  • Good nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, and it’s also important to stay as active as you can

  • Find support-If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, learning more and connecting with others can be a source of support and comfort. 

  • Do things you enjoy. Eat at your favorite restaurant, or watch your favorite television show. Laughter reduces stress; see a funny movie or read a humorous book.

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Tai Chi