How To Write An Easter Love Letter To Yourself During Cancer Treatment & Recovery

Easter Love Letter For Cancer PatientsBY: Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos is a published author, SURVIVING CANCERLAND: Intuitive Aspects of Healing.

Easter can be difficult to celebrate when you are in or recovering from cancer treatment.It is hard to fake happy after the loss of a lifestyle, friend or family to this disease. But remember, if you are reading this, YOU are a WINNER. Let’s celebrate! Take the first tiny step with a Love Letter to YOU.

Writing can help you be in the moment of triumph by putting abstract emotions into concrete words. You will celebrate with your inner-selves; those incredible aspects of yourself that you may not be aware of, but are always there for you. As you write, your thoughts and memories can also bring to light your life-purpose and help you stay on the correct path to your Life Destiny.East

Here are 6 steps to write your Easter Love Letter to Yourself:

1.) Remember—You may be holding the pen, but Inner Wisdom is guiding the words. Let them flow.

  • Although a hand written letter may be more therapeutic, a typed one works well, too.  The importance is not in HOW you connect with yourself but THAT you connect with yourself.
  • An Easter Love Letter to You is a simple letter to all the inner aspects of yourself — Inner Wisdom, Inner Knowing, Spirit, God, or the Higher Power of your choice.  Your letter can be addressed to any name that resonates with you.

2.) Start with a phrase of gratitude, Mantra, or Blessing at the top of your letter.

  • Write a phrase or mantra that has power for you. This is your letter heading.
  • It can be acknowledgment of your Inner Winner. Acknowledging gratitude is one of your most powerful healing and connecting energies. Your mantra/phrase will reflect that principle. If you do not have a personal phrase of gratitude, borrow one that most resonates with you.

3.) Today’s Date.

  • Dating your letter helps ground you in the moment while you visit the past.
  • The past is a great place to visit.  But, don’t live there.

4.)  Salutation

  • Dear, your name, or Inner Winner, etc.
  • Address the letter to whomever feels right to you.
  • Imagine sending a  private message or group email to all your best friends.  This can be one, many, or all your Inner-people who are responsible for helping you succeed.

5.)  The Body of the Letter

  • Write whatever feels right to you. Let it all out, but try to start and end on a positive note.
  • You may want to start with: “Thank you for all you have done for me.”

6.)  Sign your name.

  • Feel free to use a name you can embrace as the new you rather than your given name.
  • The Love Letter is to you. You’ll get it.

If you need more guidance for your letter, use my example of what your Easter Love Letter might look like and fill in the blanks:

March 26, 2016

Dear Inner Winner,

Thank you for all you have done for me.

I remember when ____________________________________

Then you helped me _________________________________

We worked together by _______________________________

Now, these positive things have happened to manifest the promise of a wonderful future ______


(sign your name) Super Kat

What to do with your Love Letter.

  1. Save the letter and read it whenever you need to reconnect with your Inner-winner.
  2. If you  save it, put it in a place that is easily accessible, like your wallet. Take it out and read it when you need it.
  3. Send it to yourself in a personal email.
  4. Post it on a blog where your love and gratitude can be shared with many.
  5. Burning is a ritual act of sharing. It uses fire to cleanse away any residual negativity and allows smoke to carry the message of gratitude to your Higher Power.

So, take a minute out of this busy time before the Easter Holiday to reflect on what you have done to leave a positive foot-print on someone’s heart or in the sands-of-time. Find that hidden gift in the form of an egg-of-love in your mind.  Write it in a love letter to YOU because you deserve it.Then watch for answers and validation from your Inner-winner in your dreams.

Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos Breast Cancer Authority ContributorKathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos is a published author, SURVIVING CANCERLAND: Intuitive Aspects of Healing (Cypress House, Jan 2014), survived three breast cancers diagnosed  by her dreams, Intuitive Dream Coach, & R.A. BLOCH Cancer Foundation Hotline Counselor, Radio host, blogger and columnist for magazines. Kat presents at Expos, Radio Shows, Health Events, Magazines, & TV. She’s represented by Steve Allen Media. Learn more @

7 Easter Flower Pot Ideas For Your Breast Cancer Healing Garden

Breast Cancer Healing Garden Craft Idea From My Heart's Song

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Why plant your beautiful flowers in plain flower pots?  Give even the most inexpensive flower pots a pretty makeover with craft supplies.  You can use anything from spray paint to Mod Podge to make your pots as lovely as the plants inside of them!  We have gathered different tutorials to inspire you.

Dress Up Your Garden With A Homemade Easter Themed Flower Pot

Start with a simple silhouette of a popular Easter object – maybe a bunny, basket, or simply an egg. Then cut or carve out a pretty design and add a level of sophistication to a festive holiday craft. Apply to garden pot. Try This Tutorial.Breast Cancer Authority Bunny Flower Pot Idea For Healing Garden

A Few Stencils To Try
Mod Podge The Perfect Media for Applying Graphics

Take advantage of the attached Easter stencils and make a treat bag, Easter basket or flower-pot with a twist. Learn How Here.Breast Cancer Authority Blog Garden Ideas For Easter

Bunny Stencil Flower Pot Ideas
Ready For Spring? Brightening Things Up Is Easy With Color

This project is super easy and inexpensive. In just a few minutes of work (and a few hours of drying time), you have a great touch of spring! Try This Project Here.

Idea From MomEndeavors

Idea From MomEndeavors

Easter Lily With Rope Covered Pot

Adding the rope to the wrapper was a simple and inexpensive update. I loved how the rope detail complemented the modern form and color of the white lily. If you didn’t have rope, a wide grosgrain ribbon could also be very cute attached to the pot. Learn How Here.Breast Cancer Authority Blog Rope Covered Flower Pot

Colorful Easter Tiered Flower Pot Idea

Love these tiered planters and you will too.  Decoration and painting is easy just fill them with flowers and you can give them as an Easter gift. Grab some terra cotta pots at the store and your on your way. Learn How To Make Here.

Breast Cancer Authority Flower Plant Tiered Idea For EasterDecorating Flower Pots With Mod Podge

Planting can be very therapeutic.We all love container gardens, and the nice thing about container gardens is that they are, well, contained. But sometimes the clay pots are boring, and the nicer looking pots can get pricey. So how do you remedy the situation? By decorating your clay pots with fabric and Mod Podge, of course! Get This Tutorial For Mod Podge Flower Pots.Breast Cancer Authority Mod Podge Flower Pot Idea For Healing Garden

Flower Pot Makeover With Chalk Paint And Hand Stamping

Jennifer Zuri from Town and Country Living sharing how to transform an ordinary flower-pot with chalk paint and hand stamping. Get Instructions HereFlower Pot Makeover

Now it’s your turn! We invite you to go create your own festive flower-pot, and show off your style in your breast cancer healing garden.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.
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