198 episodes

Laura is a two time breast cancer survivor currently living with and healing from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

She's a Certified Life Coach and Fitness/Wellness professional.

She supports women in dropping their warrior shield after a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer so they can release the pressure to go back to normal, and create a life that's even better than before breast cancer.

This show gives you tools you can apply to your life today, to support your body and your mind as you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

You'll also hear tips and stories from other inspiring professionals and survivors who understand what you're going through.

The Breast Cancer Recovery Coach Laura Lummer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 116 Ratings

Laura is a two time breast cancer survivor currently living with and healing from Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

She's a Certified Life Coach and Fitness/Wellness professional.

She supports women in dropping their warrior shield after a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer so they can release the pressure to go back to normal, and create a life that's even better than before breast cancer.

This show gives you tools you can apply to your life today, to support your body and your mind as you manage a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

You'll also hear tips and stories from other inspiring professionals and survivors who understand what you're going through.

    How Having a Plan Can Inspire You to Create a Better Future

    How Having a Plan Can Inspire You to Create a Better Future

    Here’s an interesting thing to consider: 
    We plan for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, camping trips, and what we’re going to wear to work or have for dinner, but when was the last time you planned for life? 
    Way too often we allow ourselves to be in the random acts and unprocessed emotions of life. 
    This can lead to feeling, hopeless, powerless, and having no future vision for your life. 
    The end result…Failure to thrive. 
    In this episode, I’ll tell you some of the things I hear from survivors in their struggle to engage in life during, after, and long after treatment and how those thoughts limit the potential of their future. 
    I’ll also offer you a simple action you can take to start changing the thoughts you have about your future so you can be inspired and motivated to create the life you want. 
    Referred to n this episode: 
    The Better Than Before Breast Cancer Life Coaching Membership 
    The Will to Live 

    • 26 min
    195 What Do You Make it Mean When Things Sound Hard

    195 What Do You Make it Mean When Things Sound Hard

    You know the old saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”? 
    Well, that’s not always true. Sometimes when things get hard we just get through rather than get going. 
    Maybe it’s the way we think about hard. 
    Have you ever considered what hard means to you? 
    Does it mean different things in different situations? 
    What if being hard was an invitation to be curious? 
    What if you could change your perspective and see hard things as opportunities to get closer to your potential? 
    In this week’s episode, I’ll share an amazing story of a woman who changed her approach when the going got hard and I’ll offer you some insights to approach hard things differently in your future. 

    • 21 min
    Create Your Dreams With the Power of Your Story

    Create Your Dreams With the Power of Your Story

    When I first began to realize the power of storytelling, I was reading the book, “Talk like TED”.  The book focused on some of the most powerful TED talks ever given and what made them so moving for so many people. 
    Over and over, the author found that the story the speaker shared was the secret sauce. 
    Now I hear people’s stories on a daily basis. 
    I hear them tell stories of suffering and sadness. 
    And I work to help them bring forth the story of resilience and empowerment that lays beneath the suffering. 
    I know that when you become aware of the story you tell yourself and others about you, you begin to see the result that story creates…the life you’re living. 
    In this episode, I’ll share a powerful experience I had listening to survivor stories and what it meant to me and to others in the room. 
    I’ll tell you three of the most common stories I hear from my clients that keep them stuck and I’ll give you a simple tip to help you see your stories through a different lens that can change the path of whatever you decide on. 

    • 22 min
    What if Physical Health Wasn't a Chore?

    What if Physical Health Wasn't a Chore?

    When it comes to getting healthy the idea of intense workouts, hours of food prep, and giving up some of your favorite “treats” can be off-putting. Adopting a mindset of what you can’t do and shouldn’t have, cheating with food, and being “bad” can make anyone want to run in the other direction.
    But, what if none of that had to be a part of getting physically healthy?
    In fact, what if that mindset was actually stopping you from even trying to do the things you want to support your physical health?
    In this episode, I’ll offer you some new ways of thinking about treating your body well.
    You’ll hear about finding balance and dropping the all or none mindset for the "something is better than nothing" and "what will work for me today?" mindset.
    Check out this episode and get a new perspective on how getting healthy can work for you without being a chore.

    • 29 min
    How Emotions Exhaust You and What You Can Do About It

    How Emotions Exhaust You and What You Can Do About It

    After breast cancer, there’s a long list of things that contribute to fatigue,  -Chemically induced menopause 
    -Aromatase inhibitors 
    -Radiation treatments 
    -etc… 
    But how often have you considered that your emotions may be contributing to your fatigue? 
    Intense emotions including fear and anger create a physical response in the body that uses a lot of energy. 
    So, why is it so hard to let go of the thoughts that create those emotions and keep you in emotional pain in addition to undermining your physical health? 
    Holding onto intense emotions has been shown to contribute to depression, anxiety, heart disease, poor mental health, and more. 
    In this episode, I’ll tell you about three of the most common thoughts I see, and experience, that create resistance when it comes to letting go of negative emotions and what you can do to move beyond those thoughts and closer to joy. 
     
    Referred to in this episode: 
    Better Than Before Breast Cancer Life Coaching Membership 
    Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out 

    • 25 min
    Mental Health Without Shame

    Mental Health Without Shame

    Finding yourself on this side of a breast cancer diagnosis is not easy. It’s not something you expect to happen in your life and it’s not something you expect to have long-lasting repercussions. Yet, it does. The trauma of treatment and survival and the unsettling space of adjusting to life after treatment can have a powerful emotional toll. So why is it so hard for women to reach out for help?
    Why do we think there’s something wrong or shameful about treating our emotional illness but not our physical illness?
    Depression and anxiety are common occurrences after breast cancer, and no one should have to go through them alone or feel ashamed of getting support.
    In this episode, I’ll share some insights on the importance of valuing your mental health and treating yourself with grace and compassion when you need extra support.
    No one goes through breast cancer alone and no one should struggle with the aftermath alone.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    The 4 Pillars of Breast Cancer Recovery
    Depression and Anxiety in Breast Cancer Patients

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

danielle9918 ,

Love this podcast

I recently discovered this podcast and have fallen in love. She offers so much wisdom and a wide perspective on life.

ANKinkead ,

Just what I need!

This is one of my favorite podcasts I subscribe to. I've been binge-listening every episode this weekend and honestly learning so much! Great content. XOXO, Ashley

Barbara Steve ,

Great show

Very powerful show!! Thank you for sharing. B

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