Editor’s Note

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments










A diag­no­sis of breast can­cer may make us lose sight of the sim­ple and stun­ning beauty both within the world and within our­selves. Being recon­nected with the feel­ing of life itself is impor­tant for heal­ing because we need more than chemother­apy and surgery to heal. Sim­ple choices to restore our soul can build syn­er­gis­ti­cally and expo­nen­tially to impact our men­tal, emo­tional, spir­i­tual, phys­i­cal and cel­lu­lar well-being. This issue of the mag­a­zine includes the ben­e­fits of mak­ing sim­ple con­sci­en­tious choices and how the women fea­tured incor­po­rate sim­plic­ity into their life.

Heather Jose, diag­nosed 14 years ago with stage IV breast can­cer at the age of 26, shares the sim­ple things she does every day to empower her­self and how one per­son can make a dif­fer­ence for another to stay on track.

Is hap­pi­ness a choice, is it a habit, is it sim­ple? Cindy Giles reminds us that our level of hap­pi­ness affects our lev­els of heal­ing and wellness.

Take Con­trol
Be Fit. Be a Thriver! sec­tion reminds us that we are not pow­er­less over breast cancer.

What Goes In
Lau­rie Ben­nett shares why eat­ing whole fruits and veg­eta­bles grown from non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented seeds is so impor­tant for any­one who has been diag­nosed with breast can­cer. Is there any­thing sim­pler than eat­ing an apple or a fresh gar­den salad?

Death Encounter
Kat­rina Bos was 29 years old when she found a lump in her breast. She came from a fam­ily where all the women die of can­cer. Her own encounter with death beck­oned her to live the life that awaited her.

Heal­ing Your Life
Bernie Siegel, M.D. has shared with the world what his ter­mi­nally ill can­cer patients expe­ri­enced about liv­ing, heal­ing, and thriving—by heal­ing your life, you heal your dis­ease. Bernie says that one of the best ways to heal your life is to do what makes you happy. Think about it.


The sim­ple joys in life come from shar­ing our bounty and bless­ings. May we each be blessed in sim­ple ways every day and may we be so hum­ble that we can rec­og­nize and be grate­ful for these daily blessings.

P.S. We gain pow­er­ful knowl­edge from the events that we attend across the coun­try as well as our annual thrivers cruises. They help us bet­ter serve women, no mat­ter what age or stage she is expe­ri­enc­ing. You are invited to join us in Ire­land in Sep­tem­ber 2012 to learn more about cul­tural dif­fer­ences, in Alaska or the Caribbean in 2013 for our annual thrivers cruise.

My prayer and invi­ta­tion is for each of us to expe­ri­ence heal­ing and well­ness to the fullest.

Be a Thriver!

Bev­erly Vote
Author, Breast Can­cer 101, Lessons I Learned about Heal­ing and the Grave Mis­takes I Will Not Repeat  
20 year breast can­cer thriver


Arti­cles in this post found in the Spring 2012 issue of Breast Can­cer Well­ness mag­a­zine.
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