Hamilton Insurance Group October 2018

THE SILVER LINING To Your Life & Health

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T he F ight A gainst C ancer S tarts W ith A wareness

And Continues With Support

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while I haven’t been directly impacted from this disease, it’s still a cause that matters deeply to me. The prevalence of cancer in our society is something that can’t be ignored. As I get older, I realize my mortality is finite. When I work with my clients who have to deal with cancer every day, it makes me reflect on what they must be feeling. That initial diagnosis has to be one of the hardest moments for someone to go through. The second that one word is uttered to you, your life changes forever. You can’t run from it, and you have to be ready to fight. Most of us spend our lives fighting battles, like finances and relationship issues, but cancer is one of the biggest struggles anyone can go through. If you don’t win with your finances, you go into debt. If you don’t win with cancer, you may not survive. Fighting is the only choice, and that starts with awareness. One significant detail that should be exposed about breast cancer is that even when you beat it, the effects are residual. It’s not just breast cancer, either. I had a marketing assistant who had bladder cancer, and I know men who have had prostate cancer. But even if they beat it, they will continue to face daily challenges. On top of that,

there’s the damage that chemotherapy does to your body. You can go from living a normal life to facing physical, emotional, and psychological trauma eight months later. Life can change so quickly, which makes me regularly consider my health. “ You can go from living a normal life to facing physical, emotional, and psychological trauma eight months later. Whether you have a Western medical focus or an Eastern holistic approach to health, the greatest impact comes through consistent awareness. Stress

–Duane Hamilton 1 770-744-1855 and a beautiful October. Stay safe, and as always, I hope you have the best day of your life so far. leads to depression, and those who are depressed may have a lowered immune system and are more susceptible to illness. I like to fast two or three days every other week because I believe in the positive effects it has on my mind and body. The more I can keep my focus centered on improving my health, the less stressed I feel. It’s not for everyone, but it has certainly had a great impact on me. I hope everyone has a great Halloween

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