My Healing Journey
All is well.
Everything is turning out
for my highest good.
Out of this situation
only good will come.
I am safe.
~ Louise Hay (1926-2017)
With a shaking hand, I answered my phone. The caller ID showed it was my physician. I knew…deep down I knew what she was going to say. Nothing can ever prepare you for the scary and frightening diagnosis of “You have cancer.” Furthermore, she shared it was breast cancer and it had metastasized into my lymph nodes in my armpit. “When can you come in?,” she asked urgently, “We need to move on this right away.”
My first thought was “Holy s#@*! Many thoughts and questions were ping-ponging around in my head: “I am only 46 years old! How can this be happening to me? I am so young! I have two young boys. What is my husband going to do? I am going to die.” In my panicked state I could not think clearly or rationally to focus on the two big questions: “What do I do? Where do I begin?”
I was in a state of shock and could not make any sound decisions. Thankfully, I was at the Mall Of America when my physician called. This allowed me time and space to process the devastating news, to educate myself, and to carefully research a treatment plan best for my body.
I knew enough about cancer that my body was running on fumes and the Western Conventional Treatment of chemotherapy and radiation would kill me. I told my doctor that I would call her after speaking with my family to buy time.
I was faced with two choices: To fight my cancer and to have a low quality of life with the Western Conventional Method OR to choose a Healing Journey that would boost my immune system and to have a good quality of life while healing. It came down to two choices: fighting cancer or healing cancer. I chose to heal my cancer.
With this major decision became the start of my vision quest to find the most natural and loving ways to start the healing process for my body, mind, and spirit. Rather than starting a battle and wage war on my body to fight my cancer, I wanted to learn to love my body and to heal it from the inside-out.
This is a major difference in mind shift and how cancer is typically treated. I chose to accept the view that I have a DIS-EASE in my body that can be healed. I never bonded with the diagnosis of “cancer.” Instead, I believed I had a DIS-EASE that could be healed (This is also the belief in China and India where cancer is not the epidemic it is in the United States).
My website is a “calling” from family, friends and cancer patients met along my journey. They encouraged me record my inspirational story and to share it with others.
It took me a cancer diagnosis, being struck by lightning and a fire to finally listen to my calling. I knew God was trying to get my attention. No longer could I be like Jonah and the Whale and hide when this information needs to be shared with the world. Or, is my story more like Job?
Younger and younger women are receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. They are being caught off guard and immobilized by fear which turns into making hasty decisions. As Ty Bollinger shared, “Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.” Instead, it is your second chance at life to start yourself on a new healing path.
I want to help other busy moms diagnosed with breast cancer to create their personal healing journey. Like myself, many patients I spoke with were feeling overwhelmed, scared and running on auto-pilot from their diagnosis. They did not know what to do or where to begin.
The most important thought to keep in mind as you travel on your journey is this is YOUR BODY. As Kris Carr shared, “You are the CEO of your body.” You have time and choices to make the best decisions for your body.
After 5 months, my tests and PET-SCAN revealed I was in remission. My D.O. walked in to his office beaming, “These are results worthy of being framed!” Amen.
I must share this disclaimer…I am not a doctor nor do I have a medical background. Instead, I am a “self-read” healer who has educated herself with many resources from the “Greats” before me, from my healers on my journey, cancer patients who chose alternative methods, and cancer patients that chose conventional who are now embracing alternative methods.
My Masters of Science (M.S.) in Psychology Counseling background along with counseling adults and teenagers for 18 years has laid a foundation in better understanding the mind, body and spirit connection of this journey. Health and wellness have become the bedrock foundation of my life. After I was declared in remission, I set out on a quest to help others. I became a Holistic Cancer Coach and I am in the process of becoming an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
This website was created to help you and your loved ones navigate this challenging time and to make a game plan. We all are touched by cancer whether it be personally or with a family member or a friend.
The number diagnosed with cancer will only continue to grow exponentially in the years to come. 1 in 2 males; 1 in 3 females. We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg with the processed and GMO foods we feed our bodies, environmental toxins that bombard us, toxic vaccines and stress that pervades our lives.
My hope is this information will empower you on your healing journey to make educated decisions for YOUR body. Research shows empowered patients heal better and live longer than patients who merely follow the doc’s orders.
My website will provide tips, resources, recipes, time-savers in my blogs. The purpose is intended to be a guide to get you started; a springboard to discovering healing methods and resources in a simplified manner on your healing journey.
Throughout my blogs, you will hear the voices of “The Greats” before me, such as, Louise Hay, Dr. Royal Rife, Deepak Chopra, Ty Bollinger, Dr. Mercola, Kris Carr, Esther Hicks. I am thankful and grateful for all the true pioneers in self-help and cancer healing.
This diagnosis is your “wake up call.” Embrace this opportunity, plan well, and love yourself on your journey. You can do it!
My website is intended to divinely guide, inspire, empower, and transform you. As the caterpillar metamorphoses into the beautiful butterfly, may you also transform into the beautiful, loving and healthy person you are intended and created to be!
Love and healing blessings,