Monica Book Signing





Have you ever felt your world shatter from one day to the next?

For Monica, that moment would happen when she’d least expect it. She was twenty-three living on coffee and cigarettes when she woke up with a lump protruding from her neck.
Four years after her haunting battle with cancer, she travels to an Ashram. While trying to master yoga poses—Monica struggles to heal from her dark and tormenting past.
At the Ashram, a nightmare of a red-filled syringe piercing her hand sends her into panic. She realizes she must unravel layers of hidden pain and face her darkest truth—cancer. In her quest for healing, she discovers that survival has nothing to do with going into remission.

THE CANCER WARRIOR is a courageous, yet gut-wrenching memoir of a rebellious cancer survivor’s journey from victim to warrior.







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2017 Events 

Upcoming Events

June 10, 2017 Bhakti Barn Yoga


Join Monica at Bhakti Barn Yoga for her workshop, “Cultivating Your Inner Warrior,” and book signing event! Many of us hold the key to our powerhouse, but have never unlocked the door. We are stronger than we realize and the universe is patiently awaiting our arrival. In this workshop, we will begin by clearing our mind in meditation in order to allow our true selves to open up.  It is important to clear out the noise that often gets in our way. After meditation, we will identify what scares you, what holds you back, and ways to unleash your inner warrior. Everyone will be given time to write out their fears, emotions, roadblocks, and ultimate goals. Afterwards, Monica will share ways to #SPREADYOURWARRIOR with the world around you and share her new memoir, The Cancer Warrior!

Every warrior will receive a free gift with each purchased copy and one lucky winner will receive a FREE DOOR PRIZE!

1pm-3:30pm at Bhakti Barn Yoga

158 Spring St. Millburn, NJ

July 15, 2017 Ohmies 

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Join Monica at Ohmies for her workshop, “Tribes, Vibes, and Ohmies,”  and book signing event of The Cancer Warrior. Have you ever felt like you are surrounded by negative people? Like social media is making you more angry and depressed? As though you are hearing the same drama over and over again? In this workshop, you will learn how to apply healthy boundaries without cutting ties and how to align yourself with your true tribe. You will also reflect on what vibe you are giving out to the world and ways you can tap into your authentic self in order to live the best life possible.

Bring a notebook and pen!

She will be giving away ONE FREE DOOR PRIZE and free gift with each purchased copy of The Cancer Warrior. Come hang with Monica + other fellow warriors.

2pm to 4pm at Ohmies

919 Wood Ave Roselle, NJ 07203

Past Events

March 28, 2017

Monica will be a panelist at New Jersey City University as they celebrate Twenty Years of Memoir. NJCU Writers Workshop Book Group: Memoirist on Getting the “Book” Done.

April 15, 2017 House Yoga 


Join Monica at House Yoga for her book signing event of The Cancer Warrior. She will be giving away ONE FREE DOOR PRIZE and free gift with each purchased copy of The Cancer Warrior. Come hang with Monica + other fellow yoganites and warriors.

1pm – 3pm at House Yoga

144 N 14th St, Kenilworth, NJ


The Chic Warriors Movement is a chic way to handle the chaos of life. It is a way to overcome hardships and trauma like a true warrior. It is understanding that life can be challenging, but with the right attitude — can be magnificent. It is the journey to health and healing, xo!  

Monica Y. Mateo is a licensed social worker by day and writer/blogger by night. She is currently working on her memoir, THE CANCER WARRIOR, which is available NOW on She is a 8 year survivor of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma ALK+, which taught her that people can change unhealthy patterns and behaviors. She enjoys yoga and practices Buddhism, which has taken her on an adventure of a lifetime.



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