It isn't what happens to you, it's what you do when it happens. Through the trauma of breast cancer Alicia Garey came out of the writing closet to share her experience and how she restored her balance. Facing the challenges of motherhood, running an interior design business while also being a wife, daughter, sister and friend, Alicia celebrates the gift of life through a new lens, and finds the joy by seeing the light in her darkest hours. Alicia dedicates her story to all of us who have or will face a terrifying life challenge. As far as she can tell, the challenges do indeed come our way, and we learn from them.
|Publisher:||Soul Rocks Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Alicia Garey is an interior designer and blog contributor for the Huffington Post. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and their two children.
Table of Contents
Draft of my Letter to the Dyson Guy 1
Where I Need Not Worry 2
Strange Guilt 3
Journal of Insanity 16
What I Know 42
Staying Strong 53
New Fear 56
Recovery and Love 60
Looking Back, Looking Forward 73
The Stories 120
My Left Breast
My Numb Boob
The Place between Optimism and Uncertainty
No Need to Hold Back
Don't Drink Milk and Other Interesting Advice
Hair on My Pillow
Empowered By Letting Go
The Now Normal Living through Cancer Treatment
It's Not Over
What a Blip
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a brilliant book, a must read. The author takes the reader on a journey from being diagnosed to her recovery. Throughout the pages you can feel what the author goes through during this time, from the drugs, surgery and things like the loss of her hair. This is an open and honest account of her life during a difficult time and one I am thankful she has shared. It has helped me to see what a work colleague has gone through when she was diagnosed and think about ways in which I could possibly help her. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, whether they are the person with cancer or family and friends.
This book is raw, emotional and encouraging. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has been through breast cancer or going through the experience. It is great for families to understand the experience. The author is so courageous to share her experience in this wonderful book.