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8 Things You Can Do to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is an important month for breast cancer. It can be overwhelming to know how you can show your support, so we rounded up ways that you can get involved. From making a donation to a reputable charity to spreading awareness creatively, here are 8 actions you can take this October, and all year long. Download the Check Yourself! app, created by Keep a Breast founder and Real Women, Real Stories podcast guest Shaney Jo [...]

2020-10-20T14:45:46+00:00October 20th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

What does October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month mean to breast cancer survivors?

We spoke with our past Real Women Real Stories podcast guests, who are also breast cancer survivors, and asked them their feelings about October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month means many different things to many different people. Sonya Keshwani, Founder & Survivor, StyleEsteem Wardrobe, wants women to remember that their diagnosis isn’t who they are. She also wants people to focus not only on early detection but on Stage IV breast cancer too. "During breast cancer [...]

2020-09-28T15:11:44+00:00September 28th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

Know These: 10 Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer month, so we wanted to share these signs and symptoms. It’s important to know that there is currently no effective screening tool for ovarian cancer, so women need to know these well and talk to their OB/GYN or primary care physician if they’re experiencing any of these for an extended period time.While the highest occurrence of ovarian cancer is among women over 50, it still affects women of all ages. Many [...]

2020-09-17T11:57:37+00:00August 31st, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

How cancer survivors feel about the words “battle” and “warrior.”

Recently, we had a discussion with several cancer survivors and allies about how they feel about the words “battle” and “warrior.” Both words are commonly used in referring to people with cancer, however, they are actually quite controversial.We know that the language we use to speak about people with cancer, like everything else, is so important, not just because it’s part of our mission to inspire women with cancer, but also because it’s important for [...]

2020-09-17T11:57:11+00:00July 29th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

The Power of Female Friendships When You Get a Cancer Diagnosis

You’ll find no shortage of research that shows how impactful friendship is on a person’s life. Whether it’s a positive outlook, a more hopeful attitude on life, or even a longer lifespan, friendships are important, and can even have a greater influence on psychological well-being than family relationships.There’s even evidence that friendships can have a positive effect on a person’s physical health.So, when a woman gets a cancer diagnosis, it might seem obvious that her [...]

2020-09-17T11:56:47+00:00July 13th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Black Women Whose Stories Will Inspire You

At One Tough B, it’s important for us to amplify women’s stories. That’s why we launched our Real Women, Real Stories podcast. In particular this week, we want to share the stories of these 5 amazing black women.Meet Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, who saved lives during Hurricane Katrina and started her own children’s book series.Life coach and author Dee Burrell is a breast cancer survivor with a positive message.FROM OUR SPONSOREven though Raven Magwood is only [...]

2020-09-17T11:57:57+00:00June 2nd, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 self-care ideas when you’re in quarantine

As many of us continue to quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re feeling the weight of the stress and anxiety on our shoulders. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you’ve got a healthy self-care regimen in place. Here are 5 self-care ideas that could help alleviate some of your stress, and boost your morale. Morning meditation. Just five minutes of mindfulness can go a long way, at least according to mediation expert Anne [...]

2020-07-13T19:38:18+00:00May 12th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Quarantine

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we put together 5 creative ways you can celebrate the mom in your life while in quarantine. With just a little bit of preparation, you can make Mother’s Day extra special. 1. Brunch over Zoom or Facetime  Set a time on Sunday, and enjoy your brunch over a Zoom or FaceTime call. You can send a few recipes to your family members ahead of time so you could all [...]

2020-08-24T17:45:44+00:00April 27th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

A therapist shares how to deal with your feelings around quarantine and social distancing

With so many women experiencing stress and anxiety due to social distancing and quarantine, we spoke with art psychotherapist Tina Montagna-Tate, MA, ATR-BC, LPC about how we can calm our nerves and get through these next weeks.  1. Foster an attitude of gratitude. Especially during these difficult times, it’s important to take stock of what's going right. Thinking about things you're grateful for can shift your perspective and lift your mood. When you make your gratitude [...]

2020-07-13T19:36:30+00:00March 30th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Ways to Use Technology to Stay Connected During This Difficult Time

  As we navigate these challenging times, it’s important for our own mental health and well-being for us to remain as connected as possible. Thankfully, technology allows us to stay social, even if we’re physically separated from friends and family members. Here are 5 online platforms and apps you can use to help keep you connected during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Just keep in mind, you’ll need an internet connection to use all of [...]

2020-08-24T17:46:00+00:00March 19th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments
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