Michelle is a mom of 3 amazing girls and a health psychologist by trade. Michelle conducted research for underserved cancer survivors. In a twist of fate, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of '21, 15 years after her research. This was following a move to a new city, covid diagnosis with pregnancy (when Covid was just emerging and no protocols on pregnant women with Covid. With a newborn, Michelle noticed a lump while breast feeding. MIchelle describes her newborn as her angel.
Michelle describes leaning on others for help, giving yourself permission and the importance of connecting with a therapist. Michelle also describes "toxic positivity" and how others only want to talk or share the positive stuff. Michelle describes the importance of having a space for one's feelings.