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Heal Yourself November 11, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness.

Yesterday, we headed to the island to listen to my favorite music duo ~ Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel.

You can listen to Patchouli here.

While soaking up their sounds and the island sun, I met Linda, a breast cancer survivor who, after an initial biopsy, opted against further surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. 

Instead, she focused on holistic healing, including a raw food diet and mindfulness. 

Like the Miracle Man . . . she healed herself. 

How?  By BELIEVING she could.

Now, 8 years after her initial diagnosis, Linda has a book about her journey to wellness on the horizon.  The editing is complete, and she’ll be shopping for a publisher soon. 

Aah . . . that’s better!

To read more:  13 Tips to Stay Healthy & Happy * Journey Into Healing * Does Time Heal All Wounds? * Holiday Health Made Simple * Good Mood Food * Laughter . . . the BEST Medicine * Using Visualization to Ease Pain


1. granny1947 - November 11, 2012

I, firmly, believe you can heal yourself.
Mainly by not thinking about what you have.

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

I agree! The more we focus on what ails us, the more it ails us.

granny1947 - November 11, 2012

I think when you think about it you feed it.

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

Yes! From the most popular post on SLTW:

6. Do not speak of your illness, or dis-ease with others. The more attention you place on what you don’t want in your life, the more energy it absorbs. Remove your attention from your dis-ease. Put your focus and attention on the things in your life that make you feel good.

Starve your illness and dis-ease by refusing to dwell on them.


2. sweetdaysundertheoaks - November 11, 2012

Hmm. Too much running thru my mind here, too early.. 🙂

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

I’m feeling a bit foggy at the moment myself. :mrgreen:

3. Barbara Backer-Gray - November 11, 2012


nrhatch - November 11, 2012

Stories like Linda’s abound, Barbara. The body is capable of miraculous healing . . . when we get out of our own way.

4. colonialist - November 11, 2012

It tells one a lot about the nature of life, the universe, and everything, does it not? The higher vibrations can mould the lower ones at all levels.

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

I think that’s exactly right, Col. When we resonate with positive energy, we attract good stuff to us. When we focus too much energy on the “bad stuff,” it grows in importance until we are drowning in a sea of negativity.

5. colonialist - November 11, 2012

btw – Voting for Caption Competition is now happening.

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

I shall swing by momentarily. Thanks, Col.

6. Tom (Aquatom1968) - November 11, 2012

I love stories like this, Nancy… very inspiring. I was thinking about watching The Secret again the other day after a thought of the Miracle Man came to me, and now here he is again!
The Universe works in strange and wonderful ways, doesn’t it?

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

It sure does! The synchronicity and mystery of the Universe never ceases to amaze me. We are capable of so much more than we realize.

Here’s to manifesting miracles! 😀

7. sufilight - November 11, 2012

I have read many stories of self healing but I still get goosebumps when reading of another story such as Linda’s. I am sending this post to a friend who opted to not have a biopsy for a lump in her breast and is commited to her well being by using holistic methods, one which includes not eating meat.

nrhatch - November 11, 2012

Awesome. Thanks for sharing with your friend, Marie. Much of traditional medicine does more harm than good. We are learning more good things every day about the benefits of diet, exercise, entertaining positive thoughts, and eliminating stress through meditation, yoga, and visualization.

Best wishes to your friend.

8. jannatwrites - November 11, 2012

I like to hear stories like this. It’s good to remember that a diagnosis is not a death sentence. I don’t know much about holistic healing, but I do know our mind can most definitely affect our health. It’s fascinating, really.

nrhatch - November 12, 2012

Stories of natural healing intrigue me . . . if someone can recover from cancer by changing their diet and the thoughts they think, what can I do?

9. Katie - November 12, 2012

I think having a positive, yet still realistic, outlook is so important when you’re fighting a disease like cancer.

nrhatch - November 12, 2012

But what is “realistic”?

The Miracle Man’s doctors ALL told him he would NEVER EVER EVER walk again and he ought to just get used to that “reality.”

He proved them wrong.
Using creative visualization.

Norman Cousins’ doctors told him he had only months to live and that he should prepare to die.

He proved them wrong.
Using funny movies to laugh himself well.

Doctors go by the law of averages . . . but none of us is average.

10. Three Well Beings - November 13, 2012

Didn’t Suzanna Sommers also choose against traditional medicine with her Cancer? I think we need more walking examples, and I suspect Linda will have good success finding a publisher! I would love to read that book. 🙂

nrhatch - November 13, 2012

I think you’re right about Suzanna Sommers, Debra.

The link above ~ Journey into Healing by Deepak Chopra ~ address his thoughts on holistic medicine. I don’t recall whether he discussed success stories in any detail. But I’ve read about lots of health-related miracles . . . books are out there, somewhere.

nrhatch - November 13, 2012

According to this article, Suzanne Sommers had surgery and radiation but opted against chemo:


Interesting article, contrasting the HOPE and the HYPE.

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