Four a.m.

Four a.m.

“…when I peel back all the layers and complicated feelings, there is nothing wrong with how I feel. After all I have been through, this is how it should be. Life is complex and I believe beauty can be found in the cracks of darkness.”

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Time to hang up the cape

Corrina put on a brave face for her friends and family and did her best to make them comfortable with her diagnosis. Really, she was feeling pressure and anxiety.

“Since everyone had interpreted this guise as true, they assumed I was fine and never asked how things really were. And so the loneliness cycle had begun. They did not know, and I did not tell them.”

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Remember: February’s a short one

February can be a tough month in Canada — SAD kicks in, you can’t get outside as much, the studios are holding off on all the great movies, your favourite band got snowed in and couldn’t make the show. We know. But, we also know there will come an end, the birds will come back, we’ll only need one layer of clothing, and your YACC pals will be all over the Internet to keep you company in the meantime.

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Anxiety and cancer: Strategies for coping (SC14Ignite recap)

One of the workshops at Survivor Conference 2014: Ignite was on identifying and coping with anxiety when you’re dealing with cancer. Karine, our program director, worked on a great presentation about the differences between anxiety and depression and ways to stay healthy.

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