- Title: Fight Like A Grown Ass Woman: An Interactive Journal For
Women Battling Breast Cancer
- Author: Marenda Taylor
- Genre: Self-Help, Women’s Health, Journal Writing
Fitness & Dieting, Breast Cancer
- Length: 206 pages
- Publication Date: December 18, 2016
An Introduction to Writing for Wellness… A breast cancer diagnosis is by far one of the most traumatic and stressful circumstances that any woman can possibly face. This interactive journal created by a breast cancer survivor for breast cancer survivors, uses writing therapy to help reduce stress, lower anxiety, decrease negative emotions, maintain a positive attitude while inspiring you to live every day of your life abundantly. You will tap into reservoirs of strength you didn’t know you had, unleashing your pink gloved inner champion. Each exercise in this journal is designed to stimulate your fighting spirit while triggering your body’s natural healing process. With each exercise within this journal, the light in you will shine brighter as your soul stirs. Upon reaching the end of this journal you will have written YOUR OWN STORY, ready to share with others if you so choose or hold on to empower your own internal strength. Start writing, start healing.
About the Author
Marenda Taylor is an inspirational speaker, writer and Living Life Abundantly Motivator. She is the creator of Know Her Body, a campaign to increase awareness particularly among couples to encourage frequent self-breast exams with a second pair of hands to double check; inspired by the fact that Marenda’s husband discovered a lump in her breast.
Marenda was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer BRCA1+ at the age of 39 while working as a Senior Field Representative for a prominent elected official of the California State Legislature. Through chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy, reconstructive surgeries and recovery she made the conscious decision to take an integrative medicine approach addressing mind, body, and soul. Marenda immersed herself in various therapies including Reiki, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, and fell in love with Writing for Wellness at the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. Her quest for healing and recovery ultimately led to Marenda leaving her “good government job” to pursue inspirational coaching, voice-over acting, and photography, becoming a flight attendant and traveling.
Marenda Has Been Featured on National and Local Television Programs to Inspire and Empower Breast Cancer Survivors.
Marenda Believes Community Engagement is Important for Breast Cancer Survivors.
She serves as an inspirational speaker at community events, participates in walks, fundraisers, and workshops and is actively involved with the Young Survivor Coalition, Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, Pink Nose Way, Keep a Breast, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, If Girls Ran the World and is currently a Brand Ambassador for AnaOno Intimates.
Marenda is dedicated to using her journey to encourage, educate, and empower women to Never Give Up no matter what; to Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman!