How to Stay Positive (Even When you Don’t Think It’s Possible)! by Kim Kusiciel

6 years ago

How to Stay Positive (Even When you Don’t Think It’s Possible)!

Here is what I learned after an unexpected setback following my preventative double mastectomy and breast reconstruction due to being BRCA positive.

  • Putting on a smile may seem small, but it helps put everyone around you at ease. That will help you feel better, too.
  • Doing normal things makes you feel normal. Do those things until you actually feel normal again.
  • Take it hour by hour, day by day and week by week, until the weeks turn into months. You’ll get there. Healing has to happen in three places – the location of any wound, infection or disease as well as in your heart and mind.
  • Having a positive mantra helps you stay focused on the good.
  • If all else fails, fake it 'til you make it. Positivity breeds positivity.

You’ve got this and your tribe has your back!

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Ann Marie Patitucci
You are an inspiration, Kim Kusiciel ! Thank you for sharing your story and your wisdom with us!
Donna John
You are such an inspiration, Kim Kusiciel .
Kim Kusiciel
Thank you Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead and Donna John, your support is amazing. I couldn't have such a positive attitude without strong women before me as role models, like my mom and grandmothers.
Elisa Schmitz
You touch my heart, Kim Kusiciel ! Thank you for sharing all you do with us. You make a difference in my life, and so many others. So grateful you're a part of our tribe! XOXO

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