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Oh No, Not Another 'Growth' Opportunity! An Inspirational Cancer Journey with Humor, Heart, & Healing [Kindle Edition]

Janet Jacobsen
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Janet Jacobsen writes with candor, compassion, and refreshing humor about her adventure with cancer, sharing her holistic healing approach, and how she faced her worst fears, and discovered the surprising gifts inherent in adversity. When it seems that life has turned on us, it has instead turned us ON, turning up the light and volume of our aliveness. This book is a valuable guide for anyone with life challenges who wants to be uplifted, touched, encouraged, informed, and even amused. Yes, it's true…we can find humor in ANYTHING!
After the initial shock of her cancer diagnosis, she realized that it was the ultimate personal growth opportunity and was determined to get the most growth she could from it. It was also an opportunity to do the inspirational writing she always said she'd do someday. Cancer kicked her 'someday' into 'write now'! She began writing about her cancer journey and sharing it with others in a newsletter.
When the cancer returned as a tumor the size of a lemon, her first reaction was, “Oh no, not another 'growth' opportunity!” Being given a lemon--a really sour, potentially lethal lemon--she was determined to turn it into sweet lemonade. If time was short, as her doctor predicted, she wanted to get as much juice as she could out of it--to live, love, learn, and grow fully, and share it all with others.
This book contains the inspiring essays she wrote on her journey. It reveals the gold she mined along the way, including the healing emotional and spiritual practices, as well as the diet, and alternative treatments that have extended her life, and possibly even cured her cancer. It is a compelling journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Here are some responses to the essays in this book:

“What a wonderful essay! So clear and deep, an inner ocean of knowing - beautiful!”
-Mary-Margaret Moore, author of I Come As A Brother (by Bartholomew)

“I am delighted each time I read another one of these essays - so rich - so inspiring - so reminding!”
-Dale Figtree, Author of Beyond Cancer Treatment

“What a fabulous set of insights and learnings expressed in a right-now way.” -Kathlyn Hendricks, Co-Author of Conscious Loving

“I love and am deeply touched by these insights. I have often wondered how people feel when they go through the 'cancer experience.' Now I know how a very aware person feels, and how they handle it.”
-Pamala Oslie, Author of Life Colors

“Such an inspirational message. I enjoyed it and smiled often while reading it, and actually said 'wow' out loud twice.”
-WalterWitkowski, Teacher

“Each essay captivates me with its rawness, honesty, insight, and inspiration. I gain so much from each one of them and apply it to my own journey with cancer.”
-Martha McVay

Product Details

  • File Size: 478 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Growth-Ink Publishing; 2 edition (October 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Z81RWC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #746,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Inspirational! November 7, 2011
By Pam O
Format:Kindle Edition
Janet's wisdom and humor in this book are so inspirational. I appreciate her authenticity as she shares her journey through her cancer "experience." I found it very helpful, reassuring, and inspiring. Her story also feels comforting to me. There are so many things written about cancer and other life-challenging illnesses that the very word "cancer" can terrify people. So to hear someone describe the journey with love, insight, and humor - makes it feel doable and less frightening. It no longer feels like a death sentence - or something to fear. She shows how situations like this can be used to bring us to a higher state of awareness and appreciation. She helps us see how to turn any life situation into a positive growth experience. To see how Janet faces and resolves her fears and inner issues with such courage, honesty, and heart is amazing. This is a great read for anyone who wants to learn how to face their life-challenging issues with grace, calm, humor, strength, and determination. Janet is a great role model and a fun teacher.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, inspiring story, well written November 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Jan Jacobsen has the courage to face into one of everyone's biggest fears, death, and on top of that, cancer. She approaches it with rawness, authenticity and humor. Her writing and her life story is such an inspiration to me. If you have had a brush with cancer, if you know someone who has, if you want to get more real on your journey through whatever trial, get this book and your path will be way more meaningful and full; maybe even fun.

Thankyou Jan for being willing to face into who you are and to share so freely with the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh No, Not Another Growth Opportunity! November 27, 2011
By Ceijake
Format:Kindle Edition
Janet Jacobsen shares her experience with insight and wit...its not just about cancer, but the reasons why and how we respond to life's difficulties. She's smart, clever and candid, and her unique take on such a sensitive subject is thought-provoking and dare I say, funny too!
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This is a great book by a former client of mine. She is such an inspiration and continues to outlive her doctor's predictions with health and grace.
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