Talk about your book Cancer Saved My Life. Why did you decide to write the book and why that title?
I feel sharing my experience can help others in their journey and possibly can prevent someone from having a similar experience. The title is important because people only change for three reasons. There are three levels of change. Level one is when we know enough to be able to change. This is when a person has empowered themselves to change. This is the best place to make a change but hardly anyone does. Next is level two. This is when you have to ask yourself, “do I care enough to want to change?” We ask this after we know enough to change but still have not made the change due to excuses or stalling. Last is level three. When we hurt enough to have to change. This is where most make a change. Cancer was that pain for me. It forced me to make changes that have and [are] saving my life. I’m urging people to empower yourself at level one so something like cancer will not have to save you. Save yourself by being proactive [about] illness instead of reactive.
You are doing the “Heal Thyself Fundraiser” at the Promontory on Oct. 20, 2019. What can people expect?
People can expect to have a healing experience which is why we chose this name. We want those in attendance to feel as though they are closer to having peace and better health of mind, body and spirit after leaving this event.