This month has been designated as Cancer Awareness Month intended to spread word for the prevention and hope for a cure for
breast cancer. For some people the word ‘cancer’ or any terminal illnesses such as heart or respiratory diseases, diabetes and strokes can evoke a feeling of dread as they remind us of our mortality. I want to encourage you to focus on the real meaning of the pink ribbons, hats and bumper stickers. They are intended to remind us to schedule regular medical checkups and to place value on the importance of relationships. Here are three things to consider whenever you see the pink ribbon:
This month, whenever you see the color pink representing cancer awareness for women, let it be a reminder to live each day with kindness and love, without regrets and practical care for our physical bodies. October is not Cancer Afraid Month, it is Cancer Awareness Month.
Beth Holloway, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Rosario Counseling & Associates and has more than 12 years’ experience in the mental health field. She specializes in counseling individuals and couples who have experienced all types of losses including abuse, domestic strife, and trauma. She enjoys leading group therapy classes about Divorce Recovery, Spiritual Enrichment, Couples and Parent/Child Relationships, Grief Processing and Depression Recovery. Beth has had the privilege of traveling all over the United States and to more than 10 foreign countries. She is learning about people from diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
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