ABOUT Jaime Robbins
In 2015, I was diagnosed with cancer just three days after giving birth to my son. I was sitting upright in bed and my husband, Mike, was holding our baby boy Sam. The doctor came into my maternity room and said, “You have cancer.” I had been biopsied for a newly found tumor on my larynx the day after I had a cesarean. The stinging sensation from my salty tears at the back of my throat was excruciating but it paled in comparison to the feeling of the ground falling out from underneath me, my heart breaking, and the dizzy awareness that this was my reality. When I originally started to chronicle my traumatic cancer journey, I began a blog entitled jaimethinksaydo.com based on one of my favorite quotes that describes authenticity. As I started writing, I became brave with my words and forthcoming with my thoughts and feelings. Since I’ve been in remission, I have continued to share my vulnerable life experiences as a way to showcase perseverance, raw humanness, and self-discovery. My stories are unedited and genuine, and give readers a front row seat to my fears, joys, anxieties, triumphs and revelations. I aim to be regular, real, and to connect.
As a leader and speaker, I use the same candid approach as I do with my writing to guide others to uncover their own truths and perspectives. Because of my near-death experience, I articulately inspire participants to show up for their lives. I’m not an expert on anything. I just make space for people to be honest with themselves.
No matter the room or event, my goal is to create an environment where people feel comfortable to be authentic and real. My stories are relatable and my questions are softly direct. I am straightforward but comforting, and try to treat everyone as if they are sitting around the kitchen table in my home. I believe that once we do some hard work and find freedom to be ourselves, there is more opportunity for fun, creativity, productivity and happiness in our lives.
I give private and public talks, lead journaling workshops and weekend retreats, teach yoga in Massachusetts, have been published in Mantra Magazine, and am an ongoing contributor for HuffPost. I’m currently writing my memoir. I live north of Boston with my husband, Mike and two sons, Sam and Jesse.