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Be Seen. With Marisa Peters

Be Seen. With Marisa Peters

Being a new parent can be stressful and exhausting; add to it a devastating health diagnosis, and you’re in for some very challenging times. Today, my guest shares her experience of being diagnosed with stage three rectal cancer after the birth of her third son and her inspiration to create Be Seen.

What We Talked About

  • The key symptoms to be aware of when it comes to Colorectal Cancer
  • The importance of early detection and why she created “Be Seen.”
  • How she managed parenting three young boys while undergoing cancer treatment
  • Creating a supportive environment and open dialogue with children

Things to Remember

“Parenting is tough, and caring for ourselves is also tough.”

“We know that we should have an annual physical. We would never miss those appointments for our children.  And yet, as parents, we sometimes miss those for ourselves.”

“Hiding things or calling it something different creates more instability for our children.”

“Life is wild. It will throw us curveballs.”

“Help your kids know that It’s okay to walk into these different settings that feel a bit unknown and, sometimes, very scary when you’re going through it.”

“Your kids give you as much energy as they take.”

“If we turn the volume off on that inner voice and instinct, we’re missing so much of that goodness inside us.”

― Marisa Peters

Additional Resources

Facts and Stats for Colon & Rectal Cancer

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Marisa and I want to hear from you!

Have you ever had a gut feeling that something was off? Listen in as Marisa Peters inspires and encourages people to embrace being seen.

Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts, I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered. Please let me know here.

More About My Guest

Marisa Peters is a rectal cancer survivor and a women’s health and wellness advocate. She previously had a career as a vocalist on Broadway and elsewhere. 

Marisa was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer in 2021 when she was 39 years old. 

Before her diagnosis, doctors mistook her cancer symptoms for postpartum symptoms for far too long. Marisa was a mother of three young boys and was in the best shape of her life.

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