A randomized, controlled trial of 166 women with breast cancer revealed that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) produced significant improvement in psychological symptoms, as well as improved immune response.
"I have made a sizable advance on assessing who in my life is toxic and who is not. Those who are toxic I remove from my life. Those who are nourishing I embrace.... I practice meditation almost daily. I stretch and do yoga several times a week. I take every opportunity to laugh out loud."
“I think I needed the stress reduction sessions the most. I now have the ability to slow down, take some deep breaths. I feel I can better manage the stresses in my life, I am more at peace not only myself but also with those around me.”