I thought I knew. I had been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for three years. I had embraced so many of my students, been inspired by their stories, guided them through movements and breathwork that buoyed them up through their treatment.
But then I received my own diagnosis in January 2017. Breast cancer.
As the initial panic tore through my heart and mind, knowing quickly gave way to experiencing.
I call it my C-Adventure, because I went through the C-sea of chemo, radiation, and witnessing a 13-year marriage dissolve. I began to C-see more clearly what I truly desired in my life and what I didn’t. With the support of family and friends—and the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi—I continued to flow with life.
I’ve been changed by my C-Adventure—and so has everyone around me. So rather than seeing it as a scary word, a terrifying disease, I see it as an acronym for expansion, love and inspiration:
C.A.N.C.E.R. = Change Agent…Natural Compassion and Empathy Rises
See highlights of my journey here, and discover how Qigong and Tai Chi can help you or a loved one who may be embarking on their own “C-Adventure.”