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Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


                                  HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY SPIRIT                                                                          

  • BE QUIET: take some quiet time each day to reflect on your thoughts, feelings. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." (Lincoln)

  • GET GROUNDED: work in a garden; pot a plant; walk on a beach or in a park; look at the stars at night. "Remain open to the magic and wonder around you always." (Zen)

  • GIVE: donate goods or money; volunteer; a random act of kindness; listen to others needs and respond. "Be prepared every day to try to do some good." (Nicholas Winton)

  • STAY CONNECTED: stay in touch with friends, family, your community. "Cherish ...your relationships with friends and family." (Barbara Bush)

  • KEEP A JOURNAL: there are no rules here. Do it in a diary, on the computer, or by using photo albums. Write memories, daily events, or goals...whatever you journal is right. "My journal brings me peace, answers, and deepens my relationship with God."(K. Ingalls)

  • CONNECT WITH GOD: the spirit of God is always with you. "Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows." (Helen Keller)

My book is the result of the writing I did during my journey with ovarian cancer. It is intended to provide information about this lesser known disease, and to offer hope and inspiration to women and their families.
Proceeds go to ovarian cancer research.

**For the month of September (National Ovarian Cancer Month), it can be purchased at 20% off only at www.BeaversPondBooks.com. 
Give the coupon code of "Teal".


  1. These are all wonderful things to do for a healthy spirit. I try to focus on as many as I can.

    1. A healthy spirit is directly linked to a healthy body and mind.