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Why I became a Cancer Recovery Coach - by Taffie Lynn Butters

Taffie Lynn Butters is a health coach at The After Cancer

Taffie Lynn Butters is a board-certified health coach at The After Cancer. She's a breast cancer survivor and is passionate about helping others recovering from cancer with lifestyle interventions.

Hi I’m Taffie! I am a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach with a background in working with women who have been affected by breast cancer. I too was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2020. Lifestyle medicine has made a huge difference in how my body heals, how my body feels physically and mentally, and it has given me autonomy over my health outcomes.

Maybe you have probably already read all the books and social media blogs and now you are overwhelmed with all the new information, and you want the support of someone who has been in your shoes. Whether you are newly diagnosed or just finishing your treatments, cancer recovery and defending your health can start now!

Where to start your cancer recovery.

Deep down you know that some things need to change, but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you know that changing your diet, increasing your exercise, reducing your stress, improving your sleep, and avoiding risky substances are powerful in your recovery, but after trying to integrate them into your life - you fall back into old habits. It’s not your fault, you just don’t have the support you need.

Maybe you are looking for someone who knows about evidenced based lifestyle interventions and can answer your questions every step of the way. Whether you are preparing for surgery or managing the aftereffects of chemo. You want to equip yourself with real actions and strategies instead of more drugs and doctor visits.

I know because I have been there.

For me, one of the hardest parts of my breast cancer journey was after treatment. It was almost like a trifecta of being overwhelmed, the fear of recurrence and depression had set in because my care team was done. I was sent off to return to “normal” and told to just watch and wait for symptoms.

I started to have questions like what MORE could I be doing, and how was I going to create “health” in my body. My body was different now, and there were so many changes. I wanted to do everything I could to reduce my risk for recurrence, but I needed help.

A different relationship with your body.

Cancer recovery requires a different relationship with yourself and your body. Coaching is a different relationship than with your traditional healthcare providers. It allows you to engage with an introspective look at your health and habits. You can develop a healing mindset and understanding about what’s important to you, implement actions that align with your goals, and map out a path with lifestyle interventions to get you there.

Imagine acting each day to improve your health, instead of waiting and watching for cancer to come back. Imagine creating space and time in your life for your health. When challenges arise, together we will dig deep to get a true understanding of how you can navigate toward your goal. You will have the support and guidance of a coach, as you make each actionable step toward your future health.

That’s why I became a Cancer Recovery Coach.

I want you to have the faith and confidence that you are doing everything you can to defend your health. I want you to fill in the gaps between your healthcare and putting your plan into action!

Ask yourself, “Does it make sense for me to take control of my health?”. If the answer is YES, then we should connect. Schedule your first appointment for a free consultation.


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