Don’t yield to defeat. Practice living again. I don’t normally follow such a young singer but Elena House sings one of the best rock ballads of all time. Using her video exemplifies how surviving breast cancer is like the martial arts … pairing these lyrics and focusing your mind in a challenging sport to heal from pain. Challenging your mind and body to heal  — focus on that mode of thinking because nothing else matters.

Become a strong woman again.

Don’t need to tell anyone recovering from breast cancer and a mastectomy about pain, but this is the gist how I dealt with my own, not with martial arts but with my Bowtech Edge, compound bow shooting practice — its effect focuses my mind and body to be strong — it’s effective for me.