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Rant & Rave: Be Gentle With Yourself!

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me! Can you believe it is August already? Where has the year gone?!

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss various conversations I have had recently with other survivors about where they are physically, mentally and emotionally. I even dive into how I have come to physical, mental and emotional observations about myself - including how I plan to do to be more gentle with myself.

Let's dive in!

 

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Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

Look At You Growing!!

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me! 

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss my growth over the last few months and how it feels to not be stuck where I once was after my cancer diagnosis, how I have physically, mentally, emotionally and relationally grown into a better me and what's coming next for me & TEJ Media! 

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Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Survivor Series with Neha Kothari

Good People!

Welcome to the next episode in The Survivor Series of This Exceptional Journey Podcast!! I can't believe it is July already? It will be Winter before we know it!

This year with the podcast, you won't be lulled by just my sultry vocal tones, you will also hear the personal journeys of other cancer survivors whose stories I am sure will touch your heart. My hope is that these amazing people inspire, empower and ignite you to go out there and live life fully despite what hand you are dealt.

In this episode of the podcast, you will meet Neha Kothari, a fellow young adult breast cancer survivor who is also a member of the Young Adult Cancer Support Group (YACS) with the Cancer Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She shares her own exceptional journey with being diagnosed at 36, how breast cancer has shaped her view of life and how there is life after diagnosis! 

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Let's dive in!

*Before you dive in, just a little disclaimer - this episode was recorded last December. I know, I know!! But here it is for ya! 

 

Neha's Org/Resource Recommendations:

1.  First Descents provides life-changing, outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer that empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same.  #OutLivingIt
 
 
2.  A Fresh Chapter empowers men and women to step beyond the label of cancer patient, survivor or caregiver while giving back to communities at home and abroad. As part of a broader framework of support, our 1-2 week meaningful volunteer experiences help participants see that struggle is universal and it’s possible to heal, connect, and serve others while reclaiming your life.  
 
 
3.  The Breasties - Helping Women Move Mountains
 
The Breasties is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young women affected by breast and gynecological cancers through community and friendship.
 

 

YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support Group)

Website: www.cancercaring.org/YACS 

Social: https://www.instagram.com/yacspittsburgh/

Article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/wig-out-for-young-adult-cancer/Content%3foid=11365676&media=AMP%2bHTML

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Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 

Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Co - Survivor Corner with Crystaline Barger and Kelley Johnson

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me!

Welcome to the next episode of the Co-Survivor Corner where I interview caregivers and co-survivors of those of us that face cancer! These outtakes and interviews will be the real and honest look at those who care for others after a cancer diagnosis. You are in for a real treat!

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with my girls, Crystaline and Kelley, and did we have a great convo! Both of their mothers were diagnosed with breast cancer and they share their exceptional journey facing the disease from a young adult caregiver perspective. We discuss the resiliency to care of their moms, what it felt like to have their faith tested during the process, and the honest reality of what it means to care for someone with breast cancer!

Let's dive in!

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Glock Foundation

https://www.glockfoundation.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Catch Up

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me! I have missed you all and wanted to catch up on all things going on!

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss what is the same. what is different and what is new in my world. I have a lot of great things going on to share! I discuss what's next for the podcast and some topics you can look forward to hearing about.

Let's dive in!

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Survivor Series with Jamika Williams

Good People!

Welcome to the next in The Survivor Series of This Exceptional Journey Podcast!!

This year with the podcast, you won't be lulled by just my sultry vocal tones, you will also hear the personal journeys of other cancer survivors whose stories I am sure will touch your heart. My hope is that these amazing people inspire, empower and ignite you to go out there and live life fully despite what hand you are dealt.

In this episode of the podcast, you will meet Jamika Williams, a young adult leukemia survivor who is also a member of the Young Adult Cancer Support Group (YACS) with the Cancer Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She shares her own exceptional journey with cancer and how She felt being diagnosed with CML and a brain tumor - that she still has! 

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Let's dive in!

 

 

YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support Group)

Website: www.cancercaring.org/YACS 

Social: https://www.instagram.com/yacspittsburgh/

Article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/wig-out-for-young-adult-cancer/Content%3foid=11365676&media=AMP%2bHTML

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 

Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Co-Survivor Corner with Reginald & Gwen Murphy

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me!

Welcome to the very first episode of the Co-Survivor Corner where I interview caregivers and co-survivors of those of us that face cancer! These outtakes and interviews will be the real and honest look at those who care for others after a cancer diagnosis. You are in for a real treat!

In this episode of the podcast, I sit down and talk with my parents! When I tell you, you are in for a great time, I mean it! We discuss the ups and downs between my Dad and I being diagnosed with cancer less than a year apart, my Mom having to take care of the both of us, and how our faith allowed us to make it through it all!!

Let's dive in!

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

Reflection: My 40th Birthday

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Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me! It is my 40th birthday y'all!!

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss how it feels to turn this milestone age, how my journey with breast cancer has shaped my view of this day and what I plan to do to live my best life! 

Let's dive in!

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

Rant & Rave: I’m Angry!

Good People!

Thanks for clicking over to my little corner of the podcast world and rocking with me! Can you believe it is the end of March already? I am so ready for spring!!

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss how my journey with early menopause has me angry - with the side effects and the toll they are taking on my body.  I dive into how I plan to press despite the pain and the goals I plan to accomplish along the way!

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com

The Survivor Series with Maria La Monica

Good People!

Welcome to the next in The Survivor Series of This Exceptional Journey Podcast!!

This year with the podcast, you won't be lulled by just my sultry vocal tones, you will also hear the personal journeys of other cancer survivors whose stories I am sure will touch your heart. My hope is that these amazing people inspire, empower and ignite you to go out there and live life fully despite what hand you are dealt.

In this episode of the podcast, you will meet Maria, a feisty Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor who is also a member of the Young Adult Cancer Support Group (YACS) with the Cancer Cancer Caring Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She shares her own exceptional journey and how she endured intimate partner violence while on her cancer journey. Let's dive in!

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Maria's Website

https://thehodgkinslymphomo.wordpress.com/

 

YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support Group)

Website: www.cancercaring.org/YACS 

Social: https://www.instagram.com/yacspittsburgh/

Article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/wig-out-for-young-adult-cancer/Content%3foid=11365676&media=AMP%2bHTML

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tejpodcast

 

Website: https://thisexceptionaljourney.com/

 

 

Organizations I'm a Part of:

 

Young Survival Coalition

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://lbbc.org/

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

https://www.pabreastcancer.org/

 

 Cancer Caring Center

http://cancercaring.org/

 

Music By The Passion HiFi
www.thepassionhifi.com