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Live Calm With Cancer; David Dachinger and Tamara Green

May 28, 2020

David Dachinger and Tamara Green, are Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), co-founders of the Loving Meditations App. They are also a married couple and authors of the bestselling book, Live Calm With Cancer (and Beyond…). David is a Grammy® nominated composer, fire lieutenant, and stage-4 cancer survivor. Tamara is a psychotherapist, dating & relationship coach, and meditation facilitator. Their cancer journey transformed and inspired them to pay forward the benefits of mindfulness and meditation to those touched by a major illness. Their Loving Meditations App is a self-care resource that helps people experience more calm and ease while on their own healing journey.

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Live Calm With Cancer

  • David Dachinger and Tamara Green are incredibly giving and generous people who simply want to share their knowledge about overcoming the fear, the frustration, and the discouragement that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
  • Tamara's wish for you: What if everybody woke up and gave themselves tremendous kudos for even getting out of bed. Acknowledge yourself and say ‘Yay, me'. Give yourself a lot of kudos for just getting up every day and doing what we do.
  • David: I'm grateful for my body and all the miracles it performs without us even being aware of it. It's super important to acknowledge and be grateful, to stay in touch with our bodies and make sure we move them every day.

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Effect on Emotions

  • David: Mindfulness has taken judgment out of emotions. I move through them. If it's something negative, then I'm able to move through it quicker.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Tamara: If you can breathe, you can meditate or be mindful. Just being able to focus on nothing else but the inhale and the exhale. That's it – Mindfulness, right there!
    David: Breathing comes into play all the time. If I'm responding to an emergency and I need to really get focused and stop the mental chatter. Focusing on the breath is a great way to quiet down my mind.

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Bullying Story

  • Tamara's Story – It was sixth grade, the middle of the school year and this poor girl named Debbie comes into class and she already developed. Age eleven and comes in the first day and already the boys were just teasing and taunting her and telling her to lift up her top and all these terrible things during recess.
  • So she went as far back into the schoolyard as she could go. She was crying, and I went after her. I told her, those guys are jerks and don't listen to them. I can tell you're a nice person. Let's be friends and that whole thing.
  • I don't know if it was mindfulness but I was very present with her and I allowed her to cry and tell me why she moved. I started asking her all these questions. Curiosity is definitely a mindfulness tool. To this day, we are very, very good friends.

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