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Dancing Through Cancer Paperback – July 1, 2013
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About the Author
Laurie grew up in La Jolla, California, where she spent most of her time at the beach – swimming and watching surfers. She also loved to spend time at her aunt’s ranch in Alpine where she would ride horses and climb rocks. Besides California, she has lived in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Virginia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and now Massachusetts. She has traveled to China, Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Morocco, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Laurie attended Mary Washington College, then the University of Virginia where she graduated with a B.S. in Education. Later she attended Boston University, graduating with an M.Ed. (Masters in Psychological Education). Much later she became a Professional Certified Life Coach (PCC). Professionally she has taught high school English and Spanish and been a guidance counselor. For years she was an instructor for Outward Bound Professional Programs and for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Leadership School; she has been a career transition specialist for Lee Hecht Harrison and Right Management; she developed numerous community education programs for the Cape Ann Mental Health Center. She is a consultant and trainer who has developed many diverse programs/workshops over the years. Bi-lingual, she has taught and consulted in Spanish. Besides dancing, Laurie loves to ski, hike, bike, kayak, windsurf, and sail. Now happily single, Laurie was married for 28 years. She has two sons and three grandchildren with whom she tries to spend as much time as possible. She lives in Gloucester, MA, overlooking the ocean where she has time to write and reflect and "dance through cancer."
Top Customer Reviews
She shares facts, statistics, and resources about cancer and is realistic about what she's up against, but she doesn't complain about the things she can't control. Rather, she focuses on appreciating what she has, being good to herself, and helping others with their own challenges.
Creating a legacy and happy memories for her children and grandchildren are her ultimate goals, and savoring what the present has to offer is her daily objective. She reads, learns, exercises, sails, bikes, hikes, skis, practices yoga, sees family and friends as often as possible, enjoys the view from her small studio on the ocean -- and dances Zydeco -- wherever and whenever she can.
You don't have to have cancer to read this book, but what this five-year survivor has to say is informative, moving, and inspiring. And if her positive attitude is any indication, Geary should have many good years ahead of her.
I got Laurie's book last night and I couldn't put it down. Because I am such a loyal Boston sports fan, my husband was shocked how I ignored the Bruins Stanley Cup finals game last night - I was so enthralled in Laurie's book. Laurie Geary's book, "Dancing through Cancer" is without question the most touching, informative, resourceful and awe-inspiring book I have ever read. (I am still reading it and look forward to jumping back into it tonight).
Laurie Geary is a testament to the immense power of the human spirit. Her beautiful spirit is one million times stronger than cancer.
Laurie, your generosity in sharing your courageous and beautiful story has transformed my spirit. Words cannot express how deeply you touched me forever.
Laurie's story will have a profound and everlasting impact on everyone who reads it. My life will have even deeper meaning because of you.
Laurie, thank you for sharing your divinity.
With love, gratitude and awe,
Ginny O'Brien, Executive Coach and Author
She also provides very valuable information on treatment of lung cancer, particularly involving new and targeted treatments based on genetics in immunology.
The book is a series of blogs, some repetitive, but well organized. It would be helpful for individuals with cancer, as well as for their family and friends.