Release Date: 01 Sep 2004
A gentle, honest, informative and moving book, essential for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer.
Spirited Women addresses the many practical and emotional issues faced by women of diverse backgrounds as they journey with the experience of breast cancer. It is based on the experiences of hundreds of women who talk frankly and bravely about how breast cancer has changed their priorities, affected their self-esteem, their sexuality and their relationships, and has provided unexpected opportunities for growth, healing and understanding.
This book offers guidelines for dealing with the diagnosis, choosing a doctor and a treatment plan, minimising the effects of chemotherapy and radio-therapy, using food to support recovery, communicating effectively with partners and families and finding peace.
Gentle, honest, informative and moving, Spirited Women is an essential book for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Many women have referred to Spirited Women as their bible that they always keep close by.
About the Author
Petrea King is CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation which she established in 1989. She is a well-known author, inspirational keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator. She is also qualified as a naturopath, herbalist, clinical hypnotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher.
In 1983 Petrea was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was not expected to live. Meditation and the integration of past traumatic experiences, including the recent suicide of her brother Brenden, became paramount in her recovery, much of which was spent in a monastery near Assisi in Italy. She has been meditating since the age of 17.
Petrea has written eight best-selling books and more than 90,000 people have attended residential programs or counselling with Petrea and her team since 1985. She also lectures and conducts workshops around Australia and internationally.
Frequently featured in the media, Petrea has been a regular guest on Richard Glover?s Mid-Week Conference and Tony Delroy?s Nightlife on ABC radio for thirteen years.
Petrea has received the Advance Australia Award, Citizen of the Year and the Centenary Medal for her contribution to the community and has been nominated for Australian of the year each year since 2003 as well as being a NSW finalist for Senior Australian of the Year in 2011.
Petrea lives with her partner Wendie Batho in Bundanoon, NSW.
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