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After It’s Gone

By Vivi Delsole

There’s something sad about a thumb-ringed checkout girl with a baby bump at CVS. There’s something odd about two actors making love on TV. There’s something good about devouring a plate of mashed potatoes at the Cracker Barrel. There’s something solid about a man sleeping on the stepdown ICU floor. There’s something tough about a woman emptying drains over the bathroom sink reciting a mantra of swears. There’s something beautiful about a yogini slow motioning her PT moves in the attic room. There’s something distant about a sister mothering her children in Minnesota. There’s something fresh about one hundred silk flower stems and a set of chewed-up pruners. There’s something loopy about arrangements made on the back porch at 1 AM. There’s something brutal about a new stitched up softball for a breast and a red gash across the belly. There’s something determined about two-hour bike rides with nosebleeds that once took 45 minutes without. There’s something ugly about a hairless reflection of a chemotherapy clone with a mooned-out face. There’s something seductive about silky scarves and big earrings. There’s something horrifying about a man in the mood. There’s something mystifying about hot flashes and night sweats. There’s something right about a candle flame dancing alone in the dark in the dead of winter.


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Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


The Caregiver Huddle

Third Tuesday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month



June 14,  11:30 a.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

June 17 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


The Sun's Embrace: A Summer Solstice Meditation

June 21,  11:00 a.m. ET


Qi Gong

June 25,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

July 1, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

July 2,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

July 9, 11:30 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

July 9,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

July 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Upcoming Events


Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


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