The Secret Handbook 4 Teens

Teens + Cancer: Why “Knowing Yourself” Means Taking Care of Your Body as Well as Your Mind

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Scary word right? Might make you think about a family member or someone you know who survived cancer or who maybe even died from cancer.

Let’s dig a little deeper. How about this combination of words?

Cancer + Teenagers

Got your attention?

Let’s get even a little more specific:

Cancer + YOU

How does that make you feel? Nervous? Scared? Uncomfortable? Falsely courageous like “Oh that could never happen to me. I’m young and healthy and everyone knows teenagers don’t get cancer!”

Well, I’m here to tell you that teenagers do get cancer and an important part to knowing and loving yourself is to really know your body.  That means not sticking your head in the sand and ignoring a problem or brushing it off as nothing especially if deep down it seems like more than nothing.

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The Top 6 Things U Need 2 Know 2 Love Yourself w/ Some Detail on #1



When I revealed the 5th Secret, that Life is All About Love, one of my next posts talked about loving yourself as the first step to loving others. I realize, however, that it’s easy to say “Love Yourself” as if loving yourself is obvious and easily accomplished but it’s not. In fact, many many many adults don’t love themselves (I’m sure you’ve met some of them) which has led to a lot of the problems here on this planet but I digress.

Anyway, I thought I’d actually give you some concrete steps on how to love yourself to make it a little easier to understand and undertake. I’ll give them to you all here so you don’t have to wait for them to be revealed but I hope you’ll come back for a more in depth discussion of each one.

Here’s the cheat sheet.

In order to love yourself you need to:

1. Know yourself.

2. Be true to yourself.

3. Accept yourself.

4. Be gentle with yourself.

5. Value yourself.

6. Invest in yourself.

Let’s talk about #1. Know yourself. (Or you can say “Know Thyself.” if you want to sound all philosophical and what not.)

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