How a Devastating Diagnosis Can Change Your Life For The Better

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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with breast cancer? Cancer is a silent, and sometimes deadly, life-changing experience for everyone involved. In fact, it is said that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In this episode of the IHML Show, we’re talking with Christine Egan, a healthy living advocate and the author of The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer. Before her cancer diagnosis, Christine was living a picture-perfect life. She married her high school sweetheart, had 3 amazing kids, a successful career and was living a healthy, natural lifestyle. Her shocking cancer diagnosis was a major wake-up call and led her to become more intentional about living her life to the fullest every day. And after ending 33 radiation treatments, Christine ran the Disney marathon to celebrate her remission. Christine’s year of radiation treatments affected her family in a very positive way, and now she is bringing light to other people who are going through the same treatment. Today, she leads the #redefininghealthy movement, where she teaches women how to feel healthy in their bodies NOW. She is passionate about helping women get out of their own way, so they can live their life “out loud” and full of purpose.

During this episode, we’re going to cover…

  • The meaningful practices Christine did to make her cancer treatments positive and fun
  • How she and her kids left inspirational messages on the mirror of the radiation treatment room
  • How her cancer journey changed the relationship with her husband (in a good way!)
  • How women can feel empowered after going through cancer treatments
  • How a “me-vacation” every 6-weeks can help you avoid burnout and overwhelm
  • What you can do to celebrate the heck out of life, right now!

One of my favorite quotes from this episode is this:

“I feel like that one year of undergoing cancer treatments was like my big wake-up call. It just kind of refocused my life. I really, really live my life every single day with knowing that life has this finite date. I don’t want there to be a day that goes by that I’m not living it fully.” – Christine Egan


Christine Egan is a healthy living advocate, author of The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer and part owner of non-toxic cosmetic brand Life On Mars Beauty.  She ran a half-marathon after ending 33 radiation treatments, and a full marathon to celebrate her remission.

Today she leads the #RedefiningHealthy movement — teaching women around the world how to feel healthy in their bodies now, not after losing 15 pounds, finishing cancer treatments, or quitting their dead-end job. Christine has appeared on national and local news, as well as in Yoga Journal, Better Homes and Garden and Live Happy Magazine.  She has also given talks for major running brands: Saucony and New Balance. Christine lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three children.

She can be found at: http://www.redefining-healthy.com/


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