Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips

August 2, 2016


crazysexytipsAre you going crazy in search of that solution or that simple piece of advice after having breast cancer? Well I might just have some helpful tips of interest to you.  A list of Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips especially devised for breast cancer survivors or family members to help make life a little easier and comforting.  As a breast cancer survivor of nine years now since 2007, I was in search of inspiration and all sorts of crazy sexy wellness solutions and found some ideas from New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist and friend, Kris Carr.  We met in New York City at a leading women’s entrepreneur event, Ladies Who Launch, where I had been a member for a number of years on end, when I learned about Kris’ first inspiring book and her journey.

5booksandfilmJean Criss with Kris Carr and her publications

I knew that I too wanted to cover the gamut, to provide survivors a list of ideas and items to think about pre and post-breast surgery.  Sometimes it’s helpful if a sister survivor can lend a shoulder to cry on or share a tip or two of advice to make your life easier and more comforting during that experience.  Suggestions from the heart, for you and family members, to make a woman’s journey a little easier just when you may need a little help from a friend.

Here’s what I have to say about improving your mind, body and soul during this traumatic time in a survivor’s life with my own custom Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips! These tips are explained at greater length in my breast cancer book My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS

  • Appreciate your cancer babes
  • Watch out for PTSD
  • Find your sacred space
  • Mind your faux-pas
  • Tell all or don’t tell!
  • Go to cancer college
  • Document and track your medical history/treatments
  • Take a cancer-cation
  • Acknowledge sister survivors
  • Balance your life
  • Spend enjoyable time with family & children
  • Stop and smell the roses
  • Listen to your body
  • And lastly, don’t let cancer get the breast of you, I didn’t!
  • Early detection is the best protection!

 Next, what mind body practices and lifestyle changes have you made and how have they impacted your life?


Over the past several years I’ve succumbed to numerous food and drug allergies post-cancer similar to Kris’ experience but with a different type of cancer.  I have found many helpful resources about foods, ingredients and nutrition to be so important to me since diagnosis.  Kris’ book provided that too along with the FoodFacts website.  Eating the right foods and proper daily exercise has proven to make a healthy difference in my life.  Keeping up with healthy breast awareness – along with a positive mind, body, and spirit may have a life-long affect to a healthy I always say: Don’t Let Cancer Get the Breast of You! 

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Breast Briefs



An Intimate Apparel column about Bras, Breast Cancer and Advancements with New Technologies


Columnist: JEAN CRISS
Also: Author, Contributing Writer/Blogger, Breast Cancer Survivor,
Entrepreneur, Former SGK Board of Trustee,
Designer of new CRISSCROSS-logo Brand

Jean Criss has been our new #BreastBriefs Columnist of #LingerieBriefs since September 2015. Jean is known as an author of Trilogy Series, Contributing Writer/Blogger for other leading Intimate Apparel Journals and the Media at large. She is a 9-year Breast Cancer Survivor, Former Board of Trustee of Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate, and new Designer of CRISSCROSS-logo. Her brand was created to help breast cancer survivors feel confident and look beautiful in post-surgical undergarments after surgery. They are designed for both women and men and the collection will include: bras, cami’s, men’s vests, hospital gowns — thinking of every step a survivor may need to recover in comfort and style. She even designed stylish medical scrubs for caregivers — covering all aspects of her hospital experience.
As an entrepreneur, Jean enjoys writing about breast health awareness and beauty, new technologies and fashionable apparel. She is a fashionista at heart and a media connoisseur with over 25+ years dedicated to media and technology. Her passion for a more comfortable bra became apparent after her experience with uncomfortable, ugly, utilitarian breast cancer bras post-recovery. Her inspirations to take her first-hand knowledge to create advanced solutions for survivors in the intimate apparel industry have come true! From inception to concept, strategy, and design to fashion forward innovative laser-cut templates, patterns and grades. Chic styles offer advanced healing with custom-made fabric and unique accessories. Jean feels “every survivor should have a positive experience – no matter what form of breast surgery you may need to experience.Bottom line, all patients want to feel confident on the inside and look beautiful on the outside. Jean has not been scared to tackle the unknown and enjoys learning and taking advice from industry experts. “It’s been exhilarating to launch from the ground up in a brand new market!”  Jean is passionate about supporting this cause to help put an end to breast cancer forever. TrueBLISS as noted in her breast cancer story – My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS!
Jean Criss has served as CEO of Jean Criss Media, LLC in New York City since 2011 and produces digital media, advertising, social media, TV and innovative marketing campaigns, all with the goal of foregrounding local businesses and agencies. She is host of Java with Jean, a web TV series she created to promote clients, and their products or services.  Jean has a business communications degree and has earned numerous sales leadership and executive awards. She donates a great degree of time to non-profit and women entrepreneur networking organizations throughout the Northeast and nationally. You can learn more About Jean on her website. For media inquiries or links to her social sites, please contact her at or 212/792-4106 or follow on twitter @jean_criss or at

Let Cancer Get the BREAST of You! 



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