Choosing Happiness In Spite of the Circumstances

Choosing happiness in spite of the circumstances

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by cancer warrior, Christina Soto of The Cancer GamePlan. Christina joins me to share her story of how she was able to use the "fake it 'til you make it" approach to overcome her post-cancer "blues" and take back control of her life.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Christina is a survivor of stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma - a cancer of the lymphatic system. She had to go through 16 months of treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Christina suffered from the post-cancer "blues" where she experienced symptoms of PTSD. She had to adjust to life outside of treatment and was in a constant state of fear and panic. She dealt with insomnia as well as not eating.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Christina took matters into her own hands. She adopted a "fake it 'til you make it approach" where she convinced herself that she was actually feeling good. She consciously chose to be happy and she used positive thinking and affirmations. She also set small achievable goals for herself.

What Christina does today:

Christina is the host of The Cancer GamePlan podcast as well as a certified Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner Life Coach.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Christina's Answer: Don't sweat the small stuff and have more fun.

Links Mentioned - Christina's website where you can find out more about her and check out her podcast

Twitter - Christina's Twitter profile

Facebook - The Cancer GamePlan Facebook page - where you can access online yoga videos, classes and workouts

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