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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