Get some advice from an impartial party

imageWe often talk about ways to calm your mind and augment your medical treatment like yoga, tai chi, and more, but what do you do when you need someone to lean on or help you get back on your feet? Some people are lucky enough to have friends and family to lean on, but sometimes you find yourself in a new city, or in need of someone to objectively show some tough love.

That’s where a cancer survivorship coach can come in. Tambre Leighn, MA, Ct.H., CPC, ELI-MP, is a Cancer Survivorship & Caregiver Coach. Tambre’s husband, Gary, fought Hodgkin’s Disease for three years in his early 30s before succumbing to his illness. She said, “during the three years he [was in treatment], there were very few resources available beyond standard treatment plans and even fewer for young cancer patients.”

She went on to say, “The fallout from cancer can be overwhelming. Most of us dig down and find coping mechanisms. Some fall into potholes of denial, feeling numb or checking out through addictive type behaviours. Cancer can often result in feeling like life has been put on hold.  Future dreams and goals change, as do priorities.”

As a survivorship coach, Tambre uses simple tools to help her clients identify their “fears, concerns, worries, and challenges.” She then leads a discussion around “what is working in your life, what isn’t working and the changes you would like to generate to be thriving, not just surviving.”

For more information on Tambre and survivorship coaching, visit her website, or email her at She offers one free consultation for people looking to learn more about how she can help.