PRESS Naples woman teaches yoga to fellow cancer survivors

Wendy Campbell, 41, leads a yoga class at the North Collier Regional Park gym on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Campbell, who was diagnosed withHodgkin's Lymphoma 10 years ago, is trying to bridge that gap between cancer treatment and mental well-being through her 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization called "Survive & Thrive." Campbell teaches cancer survivor yoga and provides them with other wellness resources. (Photo: Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News)

Wendy Campbell, 41, leads a yoga class at the North Collier Regional Park gym on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Campbell, who was diagnosed withHodgkin's Lymphoma 10 years ago, is trying to bridge that gap between cancer treatment and mental well-being through her 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization called "Survive & Thrive." Campbell teaches cancer survivor yoga and provides them with other wellness resources. (Photo: Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News)

A FOCUS ON HEALING

Machines scanned Wendy Campbell’s body, examining her lymphatic nodes.

She lay in the doctor’s office for a follow-up appointment to find out if her cancer had returned; with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, remission is most likely within five years of treatment.

She breathed deep, trying to bring light into her body — an exercise she borrowed from her yoga practice.

“Nothing show up on my scan because I can’t take it anymore,” she thought. “I just can’t take it anymore.”

The tests came back clear, but without yoga, Campbell said she wouldn’t have been able to find normalcy again.

“I feel like there’s a gap,” she said. “The doctors and nurses do a wonderful job of getting us to a place where we can function again. But then what about emerging back into our lives? And how can we do that when our world has been flipped upside down?”

Campbell, 41, now hopes to bridge the gap between health care and life after cancer. In the last three months, she’s been building a nonprofit called Survive and Thrive to help others find “mindfulness practices,” like breathing exercises, meditation and yoga.

“When we can ground ourselves; when we can find calm in a very anxietic state; when we can find peace and balance when our whole lives are being turned upside down — those are the things that matter.

“Not how flexible our hamstrings are,” Campbell said, laughing.

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