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Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer
After her third cancer diagnosis in three years, Leigh Fortson was given few options by her doctors and little hope for a bright future. For weeks, she mourned the life she thought she was losing--until she was introduced to an idea that changed everything: our thoughts and emotions influence every cell in our body. This revelation gave her the hope that would begin her jo ...more
Paperback, 439 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Sounds True
(first published April 28th 2011)
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The premise of this book is good, something that is needed, and there is good advice in it. It covers a wide range of, what I prefer to call, complementary therapies. Some are palliative, or simply to provide a better quality of life by easing a particular problem be it pain relief, nausea relief or improvement in energy or appetite. Some are treatments which actually have the potential to shrink the cancer or even cure. It is nice to know there are options out there other than conventional trea ...more
This book by the late Leigh Fortson is full of interviews she has had with alternative practitioners, cancer survivors and many others. She tells us her story of having cancer three times and how cancer was a blessing for her. It helped her improve her life. Many of the people she interviewed believe(d) that emotional problems cause cancer. I don't subscribe to that belief as that doesn't make sense to me. I have known happy and well-adjusted people to get cancer and die from it and I know many ...more
I've not directly known cancer's grip on/in my body...yet. Maybe it will come to me --- chances are probably good; but maybe it won't. Nonetheless, like almost everybody living, it's affected me, it's affecting me. That's how I came to pick up EMBRACE, RELEASE, HEAL. There are some great reviews of it already out there, so I'm not so much intent on recounting what it contains. Reading it is probably worth your while if you have cancer or are dealing directly with someone who does.
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While the book uses the format of the stories of many cancer patients, including the author, the main focus is how to deal with the issues in a thoughtful and spiritual manner. Difficult going very often, however. Made me aware of issues in dealing with family and friends from the past that had not been in my awareness at the time. Book was recommended to me by a friend of the author.