Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Survival Lessons: Novelist Alice Hoffman's Memoir about Breast Cancer

Connect

Photograph by Deborah Feingold

 Who is Survival Lessons for?I wrote this book for survivors of trauma, but it’s also for the people who love them. So many of us are taught to deny illness and loss. When tragedy strikes, it’s a shock, and we’re often completely unprepared. That first happened to me in my 40s, when my sister-in-law was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She was young and vibrant, the mother of young children, with a full life ahead of her. Suddenly, time looked different because our time together was limited. And then a year later, just after she died, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I became paralyzed with fear and needed to develop survival skills to keep focused on the joy of here and now.What’s an example of a survival lesson that worked for you?Taking my dog for a walk in the woods, being in nature with a being who simply loved being alive, had a way of bringing me back to what was important.Why did you decide to write this book now, 15 years after you were diagnosed with cancer?The idea started as a talk I had been giving for years at the breast cancer center where I was treated, tellin …

This entry is tagged with:
Cancer SurvivalBreast CancerAlice HoffmanPractical MagicSurvival LessonsThe River KingMemoir

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag



2019 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC

Give us your opinion and you could win a $150 Visa Gift Card!



What you want and need from Spirituality & Health magazine means everything to us.

Our goal is for Spirituality & Health magazine to be one of your most valuable spiritual resources—one you find both practical and inspirational. Will you consider taking a few minutes to help us do a better job for you?

Your thoughts and opinions will determine how we move forward in the coming year regarding a project we are working on—we genuinely can’t wait to hear from you. Thank you in advance for your time and advice!