What Are You Afraid Of?

My anniversary is coming up January 4. Not my wedding anniversary. The ten-year anniversary of when I heard the words all of us have heard.

You. Have. Cancer.

That was in was 2012.

As I’ve served thousands of our precious women over the years through our private Facebook Support groups, it became apparent that fear of recurrence has been the number one fear in our breast cancer community.

And then came 2020.

Our world turned upside down. 2020 has been called “the most stressful year on record.” (And the stats aren’t in for 2021 yet!)

In the last couple of years, in ADDITION to fear of recurrence, you may have had increased fear about some of the things on the Americans’ Top 10 Fears, 2021 list from safehome.org.

  1. Loved ones dying
  2. Loved ones becoming seriously ill
  3. Mass shootings
  4. Not having enough money for retirement
  5. Terrorism
  6. Government corruption
  7. Becoming terminally ill
  8. Hate crimes
  9. High medical bills
  10. Widespread civil unrest

Fear seems to be EVERYWHERE in our world these days! And most of us have no idea how to handle it. We’re all doing the best we can. But we need to learn new ways to manage the fear when it creeps in.

2022 is almost here, and I want our battle cry to be—

We’re going to tackle the subject TOGETHER! Keep an eye on our website for details about the free New Year/NO FEAR Workshop in January!


Shared with love by Jan James, Hope After Breast Cancer

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