You have every right to share your story and past. But it’s not your responsibility to make sure other people are ok with it. Continue reading Stop Trying To Make Others More Comfortable With Your Story.
The idea of living your purpose might be a motivating force, but how can you tell if you are? Purpose comes in many forms: it presents itself in the moment, as opportunities to bring light and joy to the people and situations immediately around you. It unfolds in longer spans of time, defining periods of your life and your personal growth through challenges overcome and ambitions realized. … Continue reading 4 Signs You Aren’t Living Your Purpose
If you’ve ever switched on the OWN channel or found yourself on Pinterest looking up motivational quotes, you might have seen one Iyanla Vanzant. Born into a family fighting poverty, and raised in harrowing circumstances the likes of which would make your spine curl, her life is a tale of belief, conviction, and courage. She didn’t let circumstance stop her. In fact, Iyanla … Continue reading The Secret to Productivity: Make an Alter-Ego. Get Sh*t Done.
It’s my job to broadcast the habits of happy women. I’m a cancer survivor, speaker, and writer, and I’m incredibly fulfilled by all three roles. But I’m not going to pretend I’m always happy (a pressure cancer survivors can especially relate to!), or even that I’m always in love with myself. But I am, luckily, always in love with life. Good or bad days, I … Continue reading 11 Habits of Happy Women
Ours is a society and generation obsessive about the work-hard-hustle-get-shit-done attitude. It’s new. It’s trendy. It’s everywhere: on coffee mugs, punctuating Pinterest boards, even framed into office wall decor. But some days, the mere idea of being that relentless about the rise-and-grind is just too much, and no amount of gold glitter font will change that. Thankfully, a lifestyle in which your physical, mental and … Continue reading Work Life Balance: How to Create A Happy and Productive Daily Routine
A bad day at work. That guy more interested in your friend than you. How hard it is to lose weight or…of course….cancer. It’s almost pathetically easy to view life as not fair, both in minute situations and in entire realms of our existence. I’ve bounced into it’s territory many times, telling myself that the consequences of life after cancer aren’t fair after all I’ve … Continue reading 4 Thoughts More Empowering Than “It’s Not Fair”
You’ve come here looking for ways to live a happier life. We cannot find happiness unless we’re honest about it. If you’ve never read HerAfter, know this: we believe in every single individual’s (YOU) ability to create a happy, meaningful life. These articles are here to help you do just that. We shared one lesson per day over the course of a week. Do … Continue reading The Ultimate Rules To Living A Happier Life
To the person who found this site by searching “How to explain that cancer haunts you”, I’d like to offer this love letter: Dear searcher, I call you searcher because you are, in fact, searching. You are obviously and with your entire heart searching for answers, for clarity, for resources like this website, and for a way forward. I believe searching is one of life’s … Continue reading To the person who googled “How To Explain That Cancer Haunts You”…
I’m apologizing before we’ve even started: I’m nervous. I’m tense. I’m sweating like crazy thanks to another California heat wave that just had to strike this day. Or maybe it’s all because I’m trusting my hair, my looks, my self with someone new…a new hairstylist. This might seem common place for most people, but this is my first real haircut in over 4 years. At … Continue reading Hair After Cancer: Blonde to Brunette with Stylist Cori Young
The desire to become your best self and reach your highest potential is a buzz-worthy topic as of late, while self-help heroes take over Instagram feeds and are self-publishing their ideas. And this is very good news for a culture in multitudes of turmoil, because bringing about social change starts with personal change. The more we can share tips and advice on how a person can … Continue reading Your Best Self: How to ASK Yourself Into Awareness
A friend came to me with her woes rolled up into her sleeve, hidden in the folds at the elbow and out of her way so her hands could work. She showed discomfort fueled by discontent more than indignation. It’s that “is there something more?” look. She had that feeling we all have from time to time, as if trapped, when the soul longs to stretch outward, … Continue reading Creating a Fulfilling Life: You Already Have Everything You Need
Waking up early, 6:30am to be exact, to get in a morning run before sitting down for another day’s work. Probably much like you, I’ve been inspired by the habits of extremely productive people, and have taken on this early morning workout as a tool to help me be my best. The only risk I run, besides the snooze button, is the possibility of working … Continue reading The Deadly Game of Comparing Yourself to Others