Quality of Life Programs for the Ovarian Cancer Community

When you join our online DigiTEAL learning series, you will learn valuable self-care and coping skills for ovarian cancer that will make your journey through recovery and survivorship easier for you and your loved ones. DigiTEAL sessions have supported:

  • Increased quality of life for ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers
  • Opportunities to connect through shared experiences with the Teal community in a virtual setting
  • Resources on ways to increase your physical, emotional, and mental well being

This virtual series provides education on self-care and coping skills for those facing ovarian cancer.

Although we may find ourselves in a new virtual world, please know you are not alone. It’s important for you, whether you are living with ovarian cancer or you are a loved one, to connect with others and schedule some valuable “me time.” We want to help you learn how to balance life and help you gain back some control while finding inner peace.

We hope you will join us! Our 2022 summer series focusing on Mind, Body, and Soul will kick off in July and will run through September! Topics and dates will soon be announced! Please fill out the form below to keep up to date with the latest information as soon as it is announced.

Virtual wellness classes for ovarian cancer

Winter Program Sessions

Setting Intentions for Your Cancer Journey
Session 1: Setting Intentions for Your Cancer Journey

Presenter: Wendy Myers
January 26, 2022
7:30 pm ET/ 6:30 pm CT/ 4:30 pm PT
When healthy self-care is practiced regularly, there are long-term benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. We will discuss how we can find courage, acceptance, hope, and joy during this unpredictable time.  It’s a lot to balance, but we can do it together.

Karen Berg, MS, RD - Savor Health
Session 2: Cozy Up With Us In The Kitchen - Winter Nutrition

Presenter: Karen Berg, MS, RD, CSO – Savor Health
February 16, 2022
7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT/4:30 pm PT
Let’s get cozy in the kitchen and make a batch of easy, warm, protein-packed soup! During these cold months, it’s important to stay warm, hydrated, and as healthy as possible.  This soup will provide you with the nutrition you need to accomplish these things, and can also help comfort you and keep you warm on a cold evening! We will also discuss nutrition tips for winter.  Print out the recipe!  (recipe coming soon)

David Romanelli | Ovarian Cancer Self-Care
Session 3: Meditation and Chocolate

Presenter: David Romanelli
March 30, 2022
7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT/4:30 pm PT
Our expert David Romanelli will remind us to find pleasure (and fun) through everyday pleasures, like slowing down and tasting chocolate. David believes “there is a place where the chocolate tastes sweeter, the music sounds better, the inspiration feels richer, and the visions look clearer.” David will remind you to celebrate “joie de vivre” ( the joy of life) every single day. Then he will lead you through a short guided meditation (and exotic chocolate-tasting).
You’ll finish this experience releasing your stress and anxiety and feeling the sweetness that can only be experienced in this moment, and this breath. To meditate, you don’t need any previous experience, you just need to like or love chocolate (or any sweet)!

Merck

This program is supported by donors and partners dedicated to providing learning opportunities and a platform for our teal community to be inspired.

Past Sessions from the Summer Program

Summer Foods to Help You Feel Better

Presenter: Chelsey Schneider, Savor Health
June 23, 2021
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Learn how incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your summer diet can help you combat some of the most common side effects of treatment, keep up your strength and energy, and obtain the nutrients you need to heal and recover. Recipes will be provided.

Calming Stars - Art Therapy for Self-Care and Stress Management

Presenter: Mignon Dupepe LCPC, ATR
June 30, 2021
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Join NOCC and Twist Out Cancer for an evening of healing, relaxation, and self-care through art. Art therapy can help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to a cancer diagnosis. Using star metaphors and symbols, we will explore grounding and breath practices that support self-care and stress management. No artistic background is necessary to participate — just an interest in using art for expression.  We encourage you to use what you have in your home when possible. Suggested art supplies include: white multi-use paper or watercolor paper, colorful markers or crayons (including white crayon), table salt, watercolor paints and paintbrush, oil pastels, paper towels, and a cup of water.

Improved Sleep for Healing

Presenter: Dr. Brian Gonzalez, Moffitt Cancer Center
July 14, 2021
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Experiencing sleep disruptions is common for both patients and caregivers following a cancer diagnosis. Yet research shows that sleep is a necessity for your body’s ability to heal. Whether physically driven as a result of treatments or emotionally driven due to stress and anxiety, learn how making sleep a priority can help improve your quality of life, and come away with strategies for obtaining a more restful night’s sleep.

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