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I am Living to Tell, Surviving incurable cancer without killing my mother, my granny or my ex

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Synopsis:

In 2006, I was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as well as leukemia. Three years ago, my doctors told me that they could not find any trace of cancer in my body. The cancer I had is considered "indolent" which means that it is sleeping and could awaken at any time. So while I cannot say that I healed myself of cancer, I can say that I was given my life back in May of 2009, and I am Living to Tell, Surviving incurable cancer without kiling my mother, my granny or my ex  is the story of my journey of healing.

When I was diagnosed with the cancer, I was petrified. I sought not two but three separate opinions. I also found out early on that the only chemo available to me was the most potent of all chemo's but that it could only lessen the spread of the disease. I was faced with the law of diminishing returns. I could only do the chemo a couple of times before it would be rendered ineffective.

I had a choice. I could either poison my body or find other ways to heal. My husband, who had just lost him mother to brain and lung cancer, wanted me to do the chemo. My mother, a world-renowned expert on stress wanted me to seek help at the top cancer hospital in the country, Dana Farber, in Boston. She also urged me to get acupuncture and Reiki. I thought she was nuts at first, but I learned quickly the wisdom of her advice.

While the war raged between my husband and mother over where and what kind of treatment options I should take, I had to make up my mind. Something told me to go with my mother, to seek the third opinion at Dana Farber. I traveled to Boston, my husband protesting all the way, and there it was confirmed that I indeed had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia, but instead of recommending chemo, my good doctor, Dr. Fisher, said that I had three months of "watchful waiting." That began my journey into alternative healing.

Over the course of the next two years, I embarked on a healing journey that incorporated the powerful combination of mind-body-spirit. I learned how to rid the cancer that was in my mind and spirit. I practiced as many forms of visualization and positive-intention exercises as I could. I sought out acupuncture and learned about Chinese herbs. They were the god-awfullest things I have ever smelled, and what they produced in my body was noisome to the extreme. But I stuck with them because I knew that they would do something important. I added into all of that some incredibly powerful work with a woman, Alice who helped me confront and deal with the anger and sadness of my childhood. With her help, I was able to forgive my ex-husband, my grandmother, and most importantly my own mother. Before cancer, Mom and I barely had talked for three years. As soon as I called her and told her the news about the cancer, she became, next to my husband, my staunchest advocate and biggest cheerleader.

The chapters are arranged in the chronological story of how I beat back the cancer. But added to that are the "Eight Little Lessons of Hope and Healing," that I learned along the way. These lessons begin the chapter and I use them as a guide more so than an integrated aspect of each chapter. Each lesson begins the chapter and there is a short blurb of explanation of each. I let the chapter proper explain what that lesson means.

At the end of chapter 7, I write: "I want to make something very clear—I firmly believe you can't just cut the cancer out of you, do some chemo or radiation, and think you're done. You have the cut the cancer out of your mind. You have to live, eat, and breath positive intention. You have to find a way to forgive so that the healing can begin. You need to search every day to find serenity. And you need to make sure that you are throwing every healing modality, Western, Eastern, and otherwise, that you can, at that disease in your body."

I want my readers to be able to find the power in themselves to heal themselves of whatever mental, physical, or spiritual malaise or disease they are dealing with. We have an incredible power within ourselves to make anything happen that we want to happen. I wanted to live and I found a way to do that. I want others to find that core of strength within themselves so that they, too, can will themselves to live a full life of blessings and happiness.

I am Living to Tell, Surviving incurable cancer without kiling my mother, my granny or my ex is an incredible testament of a woman who had "incurable" cancer and made it her mission to beat all odds and become healthy. The author shares her fears, hurts and life challenges that she attibutes to her developing this disease, then takes you along on her journey to wellness. By listening to her inner guidance, Laurie researches and uses Chinese medicine, energy work, visualization and body/mind therapies to map out her way to freedom from traditional Western medical treatments. She uses her discoveries to educate the reader on lifestyle awareness for prevention and treatment of disease whether physical or emotional. This is an inspirational book which is loaded with beneficial messages for anyone who is fortunate enough to come across it! " - Janet Hardy, LMT

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Pilates by the Sea Expands to Sandestin

By Jill Tanner, 12/16/13 SoWal.com

Laurie Beck jumped at the chance to bring her style of fitness and fun to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Her studio in Santa Rosa Beach has been going strong for a few years and she is thrilled to be able to expand.

Pilates by the Sea at Sandestin Fitness Center is located in the Linkside Conference Center on the bay. Laurie has has teamed up with her son, Tyler Beck, and Cecile Bankston, a world-renowned Pilates instructor, for this new venture. They all feel like they have been granted a special opportunity to bring Pilates to the Sandestin resort. And they are ready to begin training guests and changing lives.

Four years ago, Cecile was vacationing in the area, but Pilates is a daily part of her life so she was thankful to find Laurie's studio while on vacation. Laurie had heard of Cecile and she was happy to offer her a key to the studio. Over the years, and many workouts later, the two grew to be close friends, and now business partners.

It was in 2006 that Laurie was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. She set out on a mission to cure herself – and with the help of the Tortoise Clinic and Eastern Medicine, she did. Laurie’s battle brought her even closer to Pilates as she found balance in her life.

Cecile, a former professional ballerina, had her own challenge. She struggled with frequent migraines and began to lose her way. She wasn't training, and pretty much gave up until Laurie interjected. 

One day Laurie called her and said, “I am not going to let you fade away.” Knowing what Laurie had just been through, Cecile picked herself up and got back into Pilates.

Cecile has taught all over the world since and studied under the students of the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. Now, these two women are in the perfect place in their lives to join forces and bring their knowledge to the people who live and visit South Walton and beyond.

Cecile and Laurie are among the best Pilates teachers in the world and they are right here in South Walton. They are also about to begin instructor certification classes in January. The certification process lasts from January to May and is one weekend per month. During the other weekends, instructors in training are expected to observe other classes and instructors.

Pilates was originally designed by a man for men, and is not for the weak at heart. It is all about balancing your body, strengthening your core, and breathing deep. Pilates can change your life if you do it properly and Laurie, Cecile, and Tyler can teach you how. They want to be the ones who get to give that gift to people for the first time. Get balanced and healthy at Pilates by the Sea at Sandestin Fitness Center.

The original location is located in Santa Rosa Beach on Hwy 98 near Publix. See the SoWal Business Guide to learn more about Pilates by the Sea.

Laurie Beck jumped at the chance to bring her style of fitness and fun to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Her studio in Santa Rosa Beach has been going strong for a few years and she is thrilled to be able to expand.

Pilates by the Sea at Sandestin Fitness Center is located in the Linkside Conference Center on the bay. Laurie has has teamed up with her son, Tyler Beck, and Cecile Bankston, a world-renowned Pilates instructor, for this new venture. They all feel like they have been granted a special opportunity to bring Pilates to the Sandestin resort. And they are ready to begin training guests and changing lives.
Four years ago, Cecile was vacationing in the area, but Pilates is a daily part of her life so she was thankful to find Laurie's studio while on vacation. Laurie had heard of Cecile and she was happy to offer her a key to the studio. Over the years, and many workouts later, the two grew to be close friends, and now business partners.

It was in 2006 that Laurie was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. She set out on a mission to cure herself – and with the help of the Tortoise Clinic and Eastern Medicine, she did. Laurie’s battle brought her even closer to Pilates as she found balance in her life.

Cecile, a former professional ballerina, had her own challenge. She struggled with frequent migraines and began to lose her way. She wasn't training, and pretty much gave up until Laurie interjected. 
One day Laurie called her and said, “I am not going to let you fade away.” Knowing what Laurie had just been through, Cecile picked herself up and got back into Pilates.

Cecile has taught all over the world since and studied under the students of the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. Now, these two women are in the perfect place in their lives to join forces and bring their knowledge to the people who live and visit South Walton and beyond. Cecile and Laurie are among the best Pilates teachers in the world and they are right here in South Walton. They are also about to begin instructor certification classes in January. The certification process lasts from January to May and is one weekend per month. During the other weekends, instructors in training are expected to observe other classes and instructors.Pilates was originally designed by a man for men, and is not for the weak at heart. It is all about balancing your body, strengthening your core, and breathing deep. Pilates can change your life if you do it properly and Laurie, Cecile, and Tyler can teach you how. They want to be the ones who get to give that gift to people for the first time. Get balanced and healthy at Pilates by the Sea at Sandestin Fitness Center.