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Peeling Equals Healing

By Pooja Jain

Hey You...Who me?

I am an onion.

I keep peeling each layer of my life‘s experiences.

I keep learning.

Little me, loved to be in the bubble of my family, my friends, my school and my home town.

I got stronger at heart.

Time came to give my heart away and with that leave my bubble too.

This young lady was ready to step in a new home, new country with confidence.

For years, I worked hard to make ends meet and I made home a heaven on earth.

Then I was ready to welcome a new life in the world.

What a bundle of joy my boy is ...

My baby boy made me a proud mom.

Life was going good.

Helping others and being a conscious world citizen.

Who knew ?

The peeling would now be done with a sharper knife.

My body and soul were cut into pieces.

A cancer diagnosis followed by a pandemic.

Double the trouble ....

Double the learning ....

One more year has gone by... 365 days of peeling and learning.

The pain equals gain ...

The more layers I peel

The more I learn.

The more I get closer to nothing

I ask ... is that nothing... everything?


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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


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



April 12, 10:00 a.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

April 16,  6:00 p.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

The secret Garden

April 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

April 23,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

May 6, 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

May 7,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

May 13,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

May 14, 11:30 a.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. 


Después de un Diagnóstico