Two women who have had intimate experiences with cancer share their insights and inspiration here. Janet Roseman’s book is If Joan of Arc had Cancer, and she sees Joan, the fourteenth-century teenager who led the armies of France before facing the Inquisition, as an icon of feminine courage and faith: what we need when we face a diagnosis of cancer or any life-threatening disease. Drawing directly from the words Joan spoke at her trial, Janet presents thirty-one Flames of Courage and thirty-one Gateways to resurrect inner fortitude and create an environment for healing. Her approach encompasses body, mind, and spirit and will help you access and reclaim your personal power to find healing and peace in your journey.
Margaret Cahill blogged her way through mantle cell lymphoma, sharing the good and bad days as she slowly turned the tide against her internal foe. Diagnosed in 2012, the author resorted to a blog to keep in touch with friends, and unwittingly ended up writing about the good, the bad, and the ugly side of cancer. Is there a good? Very possibly. Bad and ugly, definitely. There is also an extremely funny side – wry observations that bring humor into an otherwise bleak landscape which included chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. She’ll share advice on nutrition and alternative therapies from her book, Under Cover of Darkness, an invaluable source of information for cancer patients and their carers.
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