Foundational Breast Care . . .
This site is offering women a different way of understanding and perceiving ourselves and our bodies. Based on our own experiences we understand that developing a deeper and more caring relationship with our breasts specifically, and our bodies in general, positively impacts our emotional well-being and ultimately goes deeper than that.
Amongst women, breasts may not be spoken about much in daily conversation or rarely in a positive manner, but nevertheless our breasts and how we feel about them do hold an underlying importance for many if not most women. How women feel about themselves should be seen as important. For instance, we are seeing an unprecedented rise in breast augmentation surgery (with all its attendant risks) in affluent western societies and often amongst very young women. This procedure was virtually unknown before the 1960’s but now is increasingly common – what does that mean exactly for us as women and our inner-sense of well-being?
On the other hand, we can easily observe that we have an epidemic of breast cancer in our societies today, so much so that once we reach a certain age, it would be hard to find a woman who has not known someone amongst her circle of family and friends with breast cancer. Yes, treatment options are ever more effective and more women survive the disease, but are we digging deep enough on this topic? or have we accepted this as a new (but unfortunate) normal for women? The World Health Organisation has stated that a very large proportion of Non-Communicable Diseases are caused by lifestyle. That means that the diseases the WHO is referring to are preventable Could it be that the way we live, affects how we feel?