My Friend Tara

I met Tara at a meet up that had been posted in the YSC San Diego Facebook group.  Here is her story…
Tell us your story / stats: 
Stage 2a IDC triple positive breast cancer diagnosed September 2015 at 26 years old.
What are some of your personal coping skills during difficult times?
I rely on my yoga practice and meditation. Every morning after my workout, I include an extended savasana with crystal healing and Reiki.
Tell us about your support system. Or lack of. Where do you get your support from?
I get my support from the amazing group of San Diego survivors I have brought together through the Foundation for Living Beauty.
What have you learned about yourself since dx?
I am stronger than I ever thought I was. I’ve learned who I am as a person.
Thoughts on the pink… 
Don’t fall into the pink trap. Donate to Metavivor, that is where the real research happens.
What are you passionate about? Is this different than what you were passionate about before dx?
I have always led a pretty healthy lifestyle. However, cancer at 26 was a huge wake up call. It allowed me to step into the core being of who I am. It allowed me to discover and go after my true passions in life. I am now a yoga teacher who is also certified in yoga for cancer recovery and a Reiki Master.
Do you have a favorite quote, mantra, phrase, or curse word?
No mud, no lotus
What’s the latest happenings in your life now? 
I have started my own yoga and healing business! I teach yoga for cancer recovery and am a Reiki Master healer. I also host monthly cancer survivor dinners in San Diego.  Please check out my website for my latest events: and give me a follow on instagram @healed_healthy_whole
If people take away anything from your story, it would be…
You are stronger than you think.

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