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  • Writer's pictureLisa Dunk

Unmasking Fear: Halloween, Cancer, and Courage

Happy Halloween, my fearless friends!

With Halloween here, let's talk about masks – not the spooky kind, but the ones we wear every day, especially when dealing with cancer.

Embracing the Metaphor:

We all wear masks at some point in our lives. Whether it's the brave face we put on for our loved ones or the confident demeanor we present to the world, these masks shield our vulnerabilities. This Halloween, let's take a moment to unmask and embrace our true selves, fears and all.

Facing Fears in the Cancer Experience:

Fear, doubt, anxiety – they can camp out in your head. The trick is not to shoo them away, but to acknowledge their presence. Get really curious about what the fear is trying to tell you. Ask yourself, what exactly am I afraid of. Shining a light on the fear is like putting a scary movie on mute, it just doesn't have the same effect.

Tips for Embracing Courage:

  • Talk it Out: Share your worries with someone you trust. It's like a weight off your shoulders, seriously.

  • Zen Mode: Take a few minutes daily to just breathe and chill. Grounding yourself helps face fears head-on.

  • Pro Help: If you need it, talk to a pro who gets cancer stuff. They've got the tools to help you navigate those emotions.

This Halloween, let's ditch the masks, own our fears, and find that inner courage. It's normal to be spooked, but you've got a heap of bravery in you.

Sending you Halloween vibes filled with courage, strength, and a touch of spooky fun!

Big hugs,


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