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How to tie your scarf – rosette variations

Cotton head cuddle - chocolate/taupe
How to tie your scarf with - rosette variations In this video we will demonstrate how to tie your scarf into a rosette with a few variations, as shown on the reversible cotton head cuddle in chocolate taupe with the matching beige green scarf. Quickview Quickview $35.00 Cotton Head Cuddle – beige/off white Chemotherapy, Cotton Head Cuddles - reversible, Hair loss, Headwear, Sleep Add to cart Quickview Quickview Quickview $45.00 Hat with long tails Chemotherapy, Hair loss, Headwear Add to cart Quickview

How to tie your scarf – low rosette

Cotton head cuddle - kentucky blue/ocean blue
How to tie your head scarf into a low rosette In this video we will demonstrate how to tie your head scarf into a low rosette, as shown on our reversible head cuddles - kentucky blue ocean blue with our sky blue/pink scarf. Quickview Quickview $35.00 Cotton Head Cuddle – beige/off white Chemotherapy, Cotton Head Cuddles - reversible, Hair loss, Headwear, Sleep Add to cart Quickview Quickview Quickview $35.00 Cotton Head Cuddle – kentucky blue/ocean blue Chemotherapy, Cotton Head Cuddles - reversible, Hair loss, Headwear, Sleep Add to cart Quickview

Meditation 101

Meditation 101
Meditation 101 Yep, most people say that it’s a great idea, but they just can’t do it.  It’s almost like the calm people that seem able to mediate are the very people that don’t need to! Is it chicken or egg though?  Who knows, who cares? The point is that meditation comes in lots of different ‘flavours’ and it has documented emotional and physical health benefits.  It’s quite the fasion at the moment. Orange isn’t the new black, it’s meditation. So, there’s lots of different ways we can meditate, but a big misconception is that it’s all about 'emptying the mind'. Temping, but impractical. I am going to talk a bit about mindfulness meditation, which has become popular because its achievable, practical, portable (!) - and...

How to tie your scarf – top knot

Cotton head cuddle
How to tie your head scarf into a top knot In this video we will demonstrate how to tie your head scarf into a top knot, as shown on our reversible head cuddles - beige off white, with our black & gold butterfly scarf. Quickview Quickview $35.00 Cotton Head Cuddle – beige/off white Chemotherapy, Cotton Head Cuddles - reversible, Hair loss, Headwear, Sleep Add to cart Quickview

Coping with Christmas and coping with cancer

coping with christmas and coping with cancer
Coping with Christmas and coping with cancer Seeing the first decorations and marshmallow Santas in the shops reminds us that Christmas, and all it brings, is approaching.  It is called the “silly season” for good reason as a time of giving, joy, thanks, relaxation and indulgence! Getting to this point has its challenges, however. Let’s think; there’s the family politics to entangle (whose turn is it to host, who refuses to be in the same room as whom), presents to buy (battling for a car park, finding something for the “woman who has everything” and then finding a way to pay for it all), the food to organise and eat (discussions about turkey vs ham vs seafood, or all three somehow elaborately rolled together a...

Being a dad and coping with cancer

I Love You Dad and heres why2
Being a dad and coping with cancer. Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to think about the special men and boys in our lives. When we look at the greeting cards, they often present one big bunch of cliché’s. There's dad mowing the lawn, dad drinking beer, watching sport, playing golf or fixing something (the cycling/lycra thing doesn’t seem to have made it onto a greeting card yet, oh, yeah…right…now I get it…!). Although it’s such a stereotype, dads seem to be defined by “doing stuff”.  Consequently, lots of the men I talk to find this a pretty hard part of having cancer treatment or recovering from it. Not being able to do things like they used to do is a big source of frustration.  As a...

Coping with menopause

coping with menopause
Coping with menopause Changes in hormones, and becoming menopausal, can happen gradually or way, way more quickly than you were anticipating (thanks, breast cancer hormone treatments)! The whole picture can mean that menopause is the gift that just keeps on giving. Ahem, right. We’ve put together some tips we hope can help you in coping with symptoms of the dreaded menopause. J&J xx  Hot flushes They will come and go, sometimes many in a day and sometimes few. It could be that you have obvious triggers (caffeine, a hot room, feeling emotional or alcohol) or nothing that you can put your finger on. Yep, they are frustrating – BUT – if you allow yourself to get angry and frustrated with a hot flush (including fanning...

Scarf tying tips

Head and neck scarves
Scarf tying tips These are our two favourite scarf tying videos - so many great ideas to try!  J&J xx Our head and neck scarves have all been hand picked to match perfectly with our headwear and clothing range. Check them out here: http://treatmetreasureme.com.au/shop/phase-of-illness/surgery/head-neck-scarves-new/ And our beautiful pashmina range here: http://treatmetreasureme.com.au/shop/phase-of-illness/surgery/pashmina-wrap/ We've hand picked scarves and pashminas to match our headwear. Here's some examples. Quickview Quickview $45.00 Hat with long tails Chemotherapy, Hair loss, Headwear Add to cart Quickview Quickview Quickview $45.00 Gather cap – wine Chemotherapy, Gather caps, Hair loss, Headwear, Looking Glamorous Add to cart Quickview

What about sex?

what about sex?

What about sex?? When you are first diagnosed, often thoughts are all about survival and what on earth it might be like to get through surgery and other treatments.  Yes, it’s true that you might think about how you or your partner might react to changes in your body, scars or differences in sensations; but often those thoughts are ‘shelved’ for a bit while the whirlwind of appointments and treatment demands gets going. After cancer treatment, women and men can have concerns about their sexual and intimate lives that, if they are ignored, can become long-term problems. Changes to the way you think about yourself and your body, fatigue, pain, losses or changes in sensation (such as in the skin, nipples, penis), erectile changes, loss…

I’m scared the cancer will come back

I'm scared the cancer will come back

I’m scared the cancer will come back When you have been through cancer treatment, it is VERY normal to be worried that the cancer might return. It’s a tricky time as others around you might expect you to feel all relieved and grateful that the treatment is finished and things can go back to “normal” (whatever that is!). Many people don’t feel relieved, they feel exhausted and insecure; with no idea of how life might feel “normal” again.  It is common to worry about every ache, pain, rash, headache – you name it, it seems like it’s cancer. Some people go to there even if you logically know it’s daft, that doubt in yourself and your body lurks in your mind. It’s called “fear of…

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