What A Blip: A Breast Cancer Journal of Survival and Finding the Wisdom

What A Blip: A Breast Cancer Journal of Survival and Finding the Wisdom

by Alicia Garey


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782792253
Publisher: Soul Rocks Books
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Pages: 158
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

Acknowledgements xii

Draft of my Letter to the Dyson Guy 1

Where I Need Not Worry 2

Strange Guilt 3

Suspicion 6

Journal of Insanity 16

Progress 32

What I Know 42

Staying Strong 53

New Fear 56

Recovery and Love 60

Gratitude 70

Looking Back, Looking Forward 73

Wisdom 80

Truth 88

Fortitude 92

Observations 109

Celebration 116

The Stories 120

Reality 130

Epilogue 137

Resources 145

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

Becoming Me

The Now Normal Living through Cancer Treatment

It's Not Over

Bad Tit

What a Blip

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