June 16th, 2010

(found image: from Fundamental Concepts of Biology, “Foraminifera”)

I have been so enjoying all your suggestions in the last few posts, so many great ideas/items. Thank you. My life will be more sustainable (and minimal) because of you.

Things are winding down here as we prepare to take a trip to Ontario to visit friends and family for a few days. One more day of clean up and we are off. It’s a bit overwhelming making so many life changes all at once. But I am trusting the universe to send me in the right direction.

I am on the last chapter of the book “Anticancer” by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber and I have not been able to put it down. This book has helped me put together an extensive healing plan, and while my lifestyle will not change that drastically (particularly in the nutrition department where I am doing quite well) I will be adding a few more things to my healing arsenal. Namely, a regular meditation regiment, which I used to do, but have let slide since my son was born. If you have anyone in your life with cancer, or just want to be preventative yourself I HIGHLY recommend this book. It is based on the mind-body model, but offers all of the science to back it up. The author was a fairly traditional conventional doctor, until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Which got him to begin exploring a variety of healing methods to work in conjunction with and in aid to western medicine. He speaks largely of working on your “terrain”, which is basically your body’s ability to deal with and eliminate cancerous cells (everyone has the potential for cancer but not everyone develops it due to their terrain).

After losing my own mother to a brain tumor many years ago, this book has helped me to “make peace” with cancer as much as possible. This is something I have needed to do, and it has helped me to understand exactly how it is no longer something to be feared, but definitely “managed”, and in many instances cured (they use this language reservedly in the book, but I believe it to be true.) After reading it I have become actually excited about my ability to heal and grateful for all of the things my own experience is bringing up, (places that need to be healed).

I share this here because I know there are many of you dealing with challenging stuff health wise and maybe you will find the book as empowering as I have.

Jun 17 2010
1:32 pm
Jenny Smith writes:

Speaking of meditation and such, I was hoping that you and I could go to some yoga once and awhile. I think it would be a really good thing for both of us. I found a yoga studio not too far from your place! See you soon! Jxx

Jun 17 2010
5:14 pm
Sophie writes:

You’ve got a picture of forams in your post! You’ve made a former marine biologist very happy.

Jun 18 2010
2:24 am
Julie writes:

I hope that you open the door and find a whole new world of wonder and delight awaiting you.
Bon chance!

Jun 18 2010
4:48 pm
Kristi writes:

It’s amazing the things we discover about ourselves. Here’s to you, Keri.. for all you’ve done for all of us. :-)

Jun 20 2010
10:38 am
Caroline Mateo writes:

wow keri im amazed yuh have opened up my eyes to a whole new different way of creativity and i havent even started reading your books yet..(just a glimpse).Yuh mind is soo full of imagination and creativity im hoping and wishing that one day i will write a book like you.Always hoping and wishing that yuh wuold write more books liike this.Maybb Just A Million More dont Want Yuh To Tire Out… =p

Jul 1 2010
1:21 pm
Mixed Media writes:

Hi Keri – just wanted to say how much we at Mixed Media love you work. We sell lots of your books and our customers always rave at how much more creative they feel after discovering your titles.

If you are near or coming through Hamilton – stop by the shop – we would love to show you around!

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