I recently had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Leigh Fortson about her new book entitled ” Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking about, Thinking about, and Treating Cancer“. In our interview together we discuss Leigh personal story and her diagnosis not once but three times with cancer. As many of you know my eldest son was diagnosed with Leukemia so I have some experience of being touched with the disease as a close family member. As a result of my interview with Leigh, I became enlightened even further about what cancer patients are going through emotionally, physically and psychologically.
Leigh decided to write this book because after having dealt with cancer , she thought that others just like her might like to learn new ways of dealing with cancer. Leigh certainly felt supported form forces beyond this world to write and explore the alternative therapies available for patients with cancer.
Leigh writes ” Some of the people I spoke with regained health through alternative protocols; others simply made the decision to get well. Some gave credit to religion, faith, or spiritual dedication, while others spoke of what can only be known as grace. Most of them believe a bank of negative emotional turmoil contributed to the cause of their cancer. Likewise, they attributed much of their healing to creating an inner environment of love and forgiveness. All of them believe that we can heal ourselves or find effective treatments outside of the conventional medical paradigm.”
No matter what you beliefs about cancer Leigh’s book is an incredible resource. Every chapter in the book deals with how one can use their own powers and beliefs to better understand cancer, while not resisting the disease. Leigh covers forgiveness, meaning, authority, energy, belief, gratitude, intuition, fortitude, faith, dedication and trust in her book as the foundation to providing the reader with additional insight into how to deal with the disease.
Leigh writes ” forgiveness is perhaps the most powerful medicine we possess. It is also the most elusive.” How true this is and cancer gives the patient plenty of reasons to feel angry and victimized. It may be the diagnosis itself, the painful and debilitating treatment, or the loss of our normal lives. We may also feel hurt or outrage at the expectation, imposed upon us by others, that we will die.”
If you are dealing with cancer personally, or know of someone who is then I would recommend this wonderful book if you are looking to explore and find alternative ways of dealing with your cancer. This book is also an amazing resource for family members of a loved one who is working through the diagnosis of cancer.
You can learn more about Leigh’s story through her website. It is loaded with resources and she is happy to personally answer you email questions. Please click here to be directed to Leigh’s website.
I hope you enjoy listening to and embracing one amazing woman’s journey with cancer.