Upcoming Podcast: A Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Join me this Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm ET for my talk with my friend Beth Dotson Brown. Beth has battled and beaten breast cancer with a combination of traditional and holistic methods, and has a lot of great information to share about kicking cancer and staying cancer-free. Click here to join the call!

Bio: Beth Dotson Brown is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for a number of magazines and newspapers, including Total Health and Fitness magazine, Junior Scholastic, the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, Kentucky Living and Catholic Digest. Her work has won awards from the International Network of Young Journalists and the Catholic Press Association.

Beth also puts her skills to use to help nonprofit organizations (such as World Vision, Save the Children and the Christian Appalachian Project) with their communications endeavors, to teach writing, and to lead writing retreats. She was awarded a fellowship by the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, an artist’s residency by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and grants by the Kentucky Arts Council. She also writes fiction.

Beth wrote a book for Catholic teens, Yes! I Am Catholic, while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She also wrote an essay about wearing wigs that appears in A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Lancaster, Kentucky where her yard gives her space to raise organic vegetables and fruits right in town. You can reach Beth at www.bethdotsonbrown.net.

A Cup of Comfort for the Breast Cancer Survivor

If stories are medicine, then this collection will help keep hopes up and spirits alive on the road to recovery. Readers will applaud the bravery of 50 exceptional survivors as they tell their unique experiences with breast cancer. Every breast cancer survivor has a different story, but they all have one thing in common: courage. From dealing with diagnosis to undergoing chemotherapy, facing hair loss and possibly the loss of a breast, these fearless women undergo more than anyone ever should. These stories pay tribute to these women and their battles, and celebrate their victories. In this stunning new collection, readers will find compelling, inspiring, and uplifting personal essays about the experiences and emotions of living with—and after—breast cancer. $.50 of every copy will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Yes! I Am Catholic: How Faith Plays a Role in My Life

It is important for all of us to know that we are not alone in valuing our faith. When teens hear someone they respect talking about being a Catholic, whether it is another teen, a celebrity, or an adult they admire, they feel strengthened in their own convictions and beliefs. Here teens will read stories by people who could be next-door neighbors, teachers, favorite athletes, or beloved authors, including the following:

Steve Chabot, United States congressman

Bill Gullickson, retired Major League baseball player

Catherine Hicks, actress, 7th Heaven

Tara Lipinski, Olympic gold medalist, actress

Tony Melendez, musician

Anne Rice, novelist

Tim Roemer, former congressman

Matt Smith, MTV Real World

These stories are from Catholics who have struggles in their faith life, yet they can still proudly say, "Yes! I am Catholic!"

1 comment:

HEATHER said...

Will you be posting a transcript or a recording of this? I have to be out of town tomorrow and will miss this. My mom is currently battling stage 3 cervical cancer and would love be able to pick up any stratgies I could.
Thanks so much!