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How To Address Your Stressors

We hope you found your Holistic Health Questionnaire (HHQ) report useful and insightful. You are probably asking yourself about the actions you can take....

Breast Cancer Thriver, Anju Kurien Says ‘I Love My Cancer’ (Part...

A very strange thing to say, isn’t it? But Anju Kurien, Breast Cancer Thriver and Cancer Awakens Sherpa thinks otherwise. In the 2nd part...

Breast Cancer Thriver, Anju Begins A New Journey (Part 1)

For most people, cancer is the end of the road. But for Anju Kurien, Breast Cancer Thriver and Cancer Awakens Sherpa, cancer was the...

Talking Holistic Cancer Care in Singapore

Cancer Awakens has been a pioneer in the field of holistic cancer care since 2010. As part of our advocacy efforts, we have been...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 14: So What Should I Do?

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  So what should...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 13: Nature, Culture, Self

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  Nature, culture and...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 12: A Crisis of Consciousness

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  We are all...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 10: How Should We Define Progress

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  Return on equity...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 11: Crisis As A Wake-Up Call

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  The current paradigm...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 9: Conscious & Courageous Leaders Are Rare

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  You may be...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 8: The Cycle of Life

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  Just like a...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 7:The Enough Point

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  In life we...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 6: The Risks of Uncontrolled Growth

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  In today's competitive...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 5: Cancer In Body & As a Metaphor

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  How do cancer...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 3: Leave No Stone Unturned

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  Even with the...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 4: Quality Over Quantity Of Life

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  How much do...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 2: Mainstream & Complementary Approaches

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  Mainstream treatments focus...
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Cancer-Leadership-Growth 1: Cancer Healed Me

Cancer acts as a wake-up call for the mind and body. Why wait for a wake-up call? Live a better life now.  We often look...
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OncoHappy Interview Part 1: Thriver, Not Survivor

In Sept 2017, Vijay was interviewed by OncoHappy, a Mumbai-based cancer-support organisation. In the 1st video of this 4-part series, he talks about his...
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OncoHappy Interview Part 4: Tips For Paediatric Cancer

In Sept 2017, Vijay was interviewed by OncoHappy, a Mumbai-based cancer-support organisation. In the 4th video of this 4-part series, he offers tips for...
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OncoHappy Interview Part 3: Need for Cancer Coaching

In Sept 2017, Vijay was interviewed by OncoHappy, a Mumbai-based cancer-support organisation. In the 3rd video of this 4-part series, he talks how a...
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OncoHappy Interview Part 2: From Trauma To Transformation

In Sept 2017, Vijay was interviewed by OncoHappy, a Mumbai-based cancer-support organisation. In the 2nd video of this 4-part series, he talks why we...
what causes kidney cancer

What Causes Kidney Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

While physical factors are important, did you know what causes kidney cancer, using a symbolic lens? Here are some possible mental and emotional triggers for...

What Causes Mouth And Throat Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To...

We are more familiar with the physical aspects of what causes mouth and throat cancer. But what about the possible mental and emotional triggers?...
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What Causes Lung Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

Studies show that lung cancer alone accounts for 13% of all cancer cases worldwide. We know a lot about its physical factors. But do...
enneagram type 9 personality

Enneagram Type 9: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 9 personality (The Peacemaker) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 7 personality

Enneagram Type 7: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 7 personality (The Enthusiast) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 6 personality

Enneagram Type 6: Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 6 personality (The Loyalist) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 5 personality

Enneagram Type 5: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 5 personality (The Investigator) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
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Enneagram Type 4: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 4 personality (The Individualist) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 3

Enneagram Type 3: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 3 personality (The Achiever) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 2 reformer

Enneagram Type 2: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 2 personality (The Helper) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 1: strengths and stressors

Enneagram Type 1: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 1 personality (The Reformer) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 8 personality

Enneagram Type 8: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 8 personality (The Challenger) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
complementary treatment for cancer

Complementary Treatment For Cancer: Different Approaches

A complementary treatment for cancer works 'along with' conventional treatments unlike alternative treatments, which are used 'instead of'. While conventional treatments focus primarily on the physical aspect, complementary...
complementary or alternative cancer treatments

Alternative Cancer Treatments: Why ‘Complementary’ May Be Better

Should you choose alternative cancer treatments? Or should you go the complementary route? What's the difference anyway? Here, we will clarify what these terms...

Meet Yogesh Mathuria: Cancer Awakens SHERPA

We’re happy to introduce Yogesh Mathuria from our band of Cancer Awakens Sherpas! Yogesh calls himself a “Peaceful Warrior”. After a successful career in...

Meet Sherpa: Viji Ramakrishnan

Thriver since 2002: Acute Myeloid Leukemia We’re delighted to introduce Viji Ramakrishnan from our first batch of Cancer Awakens Sherpas. Based in Singapore, she is...

Meet Sherpa: Sunil Issar

Thriver since 2006: Oral Cancer We’re honoured to introduce Noida-based Sherpa Sunil Issar to you. Sunil became a Business Consultant and Entrepreneur, after many years...

Meet Sherpa: Shakuntala Devulapally

Thriver since 2009: Acute Myeloid Leukemia We’re delighted to introduce Hyderabad-based Shakuntala Devulapally to you. Shakuntala is a Yoga teacher and a trained Counsellor. She...

Meet Sherpa: Purva Rakesh

Practitioner We’re happy to introduce our Sherpa Purva Rakesh from Gurgaon. Purva is a self-employed media professional and facilitator. She has a B.A. (English Hons),...

Meet Sherpa: Kimi Shaabi

Caregiver from 2015-2017: Oesophagal Cancer I am delighted to introduce Kimi Shaabi, our 2nd Singapore-based Sherpa. Kimi is a professional counsellor. She has a Masters...

Meet Sherpa: Jaishree Kannan

Thriver since 2008: Ovarian Cancer We feel privileged to introduce our Cancer Awakens Sherpa Jaishree Kannan from Mumbai. Jaishree has a Masters in Social Work...

Meet Sherpa: Dr. Niraj Mehta

Radiation Oncologist since 2008 We’re thrilled to introduce our Sherpa: DR. NIRAJ MEHTA who is based in the US. Niraj regularly participates in Functional Medicine...

Meet Sherpa: Chandni Lamba

Caregiver since 2008: Wegener’s Granulomatosis, Endometrial Cancer, Bladder Cancer We’re excited to welcome Mumbai-based Chandni Lamba to our gang of Cancer Awakens Sherpas. Chandni is...

Meet Sherpa: Bosco D’Mello

Caregiver from 2011: Prostate Cancer It’s our pleasure to introduce Cancer Awakens Sherpa, Bosco D’Mello. Bosco is a professional Coach and Consultant, based in Mumbai....

Meet Sherpa: Anju Kurien

Thriver since 2011: Breast Cancer Meet Anju Kurien, another Cancer Awakens Sherpa. Anju heads the HR function for a leading media agency. She has a...

Meet Sherpa: Anand Tendolkar

Caregiver from 2008-2013: Ovarian Cancer We are happy to present Anand Tendolkar, one of our newly minted Cancer Awakens Sherpas. After many years as a...

Meet Sherpa: Anamika Chakravarty

Thriver since 2016: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma & Uterine Cancer We’re pleased to introduce Cancer Awakens Sherpa, Anamika Chakravarty. Now based in Mumbai, Anamika was previously a...
enneagram of personality - the ennea type

Ennea Type Summary: 9 Personality Types of The Enneagram

Your Ennea type describes your personality. Understanding your personality is very important, because you gain insights into the deep-rooted motivations, desires and fears that...

Presence Practice: The Antidote To Stress

The Presence Practice is a unique and powerful 13-minute guided meditation that brings you back to the here-and-now, instead being trapped in the past...
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Contribute to Cancer Awakens: Be Our Guest Author

The Cancer Awakens blog offers carefully curated insights on Holistic & Integrated approaches to Cancer, inspiring Thriver stories, latest research, book & movie reviews...
what causes liver cancer, mental and emotional triggers

What Causes Liver Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

What causes liver cancer is often seen from the physical lens. But have you considered the possible mental and emotional triggers that could contribute?...
what causes Oesophageal cancer

What Causes Oesophageal Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

What causes oesophageal cancer? Mainstream medicine sees it in a certain way. However, applying a symbolic lens i.e. viewing the illness from a holistic perpsective,...
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Workplace Stress & Wellness Program: ‘From Stress To Swaasthya’

Workplace stress can compromise immunity and cause physical and mental illnesses. Even from the management point of view, it can hamper quality of work...
himanshu roy cancer depression

Cancer Depression: Serious Enough To Trigger Suicide!

The headlines screamed "Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy commits suicide, due to cancer depression." While absorbing this shocking news, let us pause and reflect:...
cancer coach near me

Cancer Coach Near Me? Or Cancer Coaching Online?

Should I find a cancer coach near me? Or is online coaching better? Many people ask this question. Here is why the online option...

Dance Movement Therapy Can Improve Health

Many people who have tried dance movement therapy rave about its results. They feel physically and mentally recharged. Further, it is said to aid...
need a holistic cancer coach

When To Find A Holistic Cancer Coach?

People suffering from cancer are on TWO journeys, simultaneously. The first is your physical/ medical journey, which starts with your diagnosis and proceeds through...
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Personal Cancer Coach? Why Do I Need One …

Wondering what a personal cancer coach can do for you? And what is cancer-coaching anyway? Here's how your personal cancer coach can transform your...
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Get Your Personal Cancer Coach, in our THRIVER Program

Our trained and certified Cancer Coach (SHERPA) provides the right kind of help when you need it the most. While the doctors treat the disease,...
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How Our THRIVER Cancer Coach Program Works

Curious about how our unique THRIVER cancer coach program works? Here is a brief overview of the process and methodology. Discover how cancer coaching can support...
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Connection Between Stress And Cancer Recovery

You know that stress and cancer recovery are deeply connected. But do you know how stressed you are and where is your stress coming...
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Cancer Diagnosis: After The Shock, What Next?

After a cancer diagnosis, you may feel the end is near. But there is good evidence to suggest that you can survive and even...
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My Cancer Is Me: Is That Possible?

We often ask 'Why me?' after a cancer diagnosis. But we don't realise that 'My cancer is me'. Yes, that's right. Cancer is a...
debunking cancer myths

Cancer Myths: How They Impede Healing

Over the ages, ignorance and social stigma have fuelled these Cancer myths. Let's bring Cancer into the light! Myths are powerful; they attract us and...
time to have the cancer talk

The Cancer Talk: Time To Break The Taboo

Many patients and families simply avoid the cancer talk, probably due to fear, stigma or ignorance. In reality, sharing your cancer journey openly and...
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Choices That Can Change Your Life – Caroline Myss

You are the product of your choices you make ... and these are the choices that can change your life. Caroline Myss, the five-time...
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37 Days Isolation: After Stem Cell Transplant For Cancer

Dubai-based Cancer Thriver Anand Soni underwent autologous stem cell transplant for cancer after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Dec 2012. As part...

Dealing With Cancer In The Family

Caregivers are often highly burdened and most ignored. Nothing can prepare you for dealing with cancer in the family. But you can be better...
achieving holistic treatment of prostate cancer

What Causes Prostate Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

What causes prostate cancer? What kind of mental and emotional patterns can trigger prostate cancer? Here are some insights and opportunities for self-reflection. Prostate gland:...
dance movement therapy in cancer coaching

13 SHERPAs Take A Leap

The inaugural Cancer Awakens Sherpa Training and Certification Program was held at Kautilya Leadership Centre from 3rd to 12th November 2017. 13 SHERPAs took...

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