How To Keep Cancer Free
I was given 9 months to live, I was homeless, jobless and dealing with a break-up from a boyfriend who ‘couldn’t deal with cancer’. Twenty three years on, I have turned my life around, with an exciting career in coaching and as a best-selling author and international speaker. I have written it with an upbeat approach to provide inspiration for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis or for a carer of a cancer sufferer.
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Acclaim For Cancer Free For 20 Years
“Whatever your experience of cancer, this book is a route map for survival. It’s the story of a busy life suddenly pushed onto a new track at high speed. Full of ideas and good advice, this book is a thoughtful and practical read which sings of endless possibilities: for life is sweet, deserving to be both savoured and fought for.”
Antonia Swinson award winning business journalist and writer, former Chair Society of Authors in Scotland
“A lovely inspiring, uplifting and funny read. Reaffirms to seize the day, every day!” Prue Gent
“A very interesting, amusing, and thought provoking book. A good, easy read. I love the fact that the author did not accredit her health and recovery to any one thing – but all the ‘little steps.” Jackie Hammans
“If you have never heard of Curly Martin, you will soon feel that you do know her as your turn these pages. And your knowing will be a joy enough for the price. In this world there really are takers and givers. Most of us rail against the takers: politicians, power-hungry, inhuman and selfish people who cheat, lie and grasp from us. Fortunately, many of us have collected ‘givers’ in our circles. Curly is one such and, 23 years on from her own 9 month death-sentence, this latest book from Curly is yet another manifestation of her giving; of herself, of her lessons, learnings, honesty and naked openness to the world. You cannot help but want to turn pages to know more about Curly, her trials, her humor and her positivity in adversity. Most of all, she turns her story into simple tricks of the mind that we can all accomplish easily, improving the quality of our living, and dying.
Curly’s book is flush with guidance to have self-mastery in the face of adversity. These tricks of positivity are not just for the fearful and sick, but for all of us; she guides and tempts us to greater psychological wellbeing and well ‘being’. She writes, “ I think my cancer would have had difficulty growing in a body full of positive energy”. Her book is a path to creating wellbeing that should indeed contribute to resisting malignancy or curing, as she did her own.
We all have malignant cells, ‘metastases’ that occur spontaneously – for most of us, most of the time, these do not lodge and grow into tumours. Thinking well and taking care of our bodies, as Curly suggests, provides all of us with an easily applied set of life-changes that will not only make us feel better every day, but may help save our lives too. The journey is one of both spirit and psychology. As she writes, “I liberated myself from myself”. And the good news is, we can too!” Professor Angus McLeod, PhD www.angusmcleod.com
“This book could quite easily make you rethink the way you live your entire life. With the subject matter in hand it is perhaps a tough task to avoid typical cliques, but Curly’s writing is inspiring, direct & honest, whilst also being unexpectedly positive from her warm humour and keen wit.
>Her story is leagues away from being a ‘misery memoir’ and instead becomes a celebration of life, with hard earned insights which empower the reader to develop the resilience to tackle serious situations and overcome them to build a better life.
In essence, this book is inspiring reading for anyone involved in any way with a terminal illness, as well a poignant reminder for all of us healthy creatures to fight the temptation to take the richness of life for granted. Highly recommended” Grant Willcox Success & Peak Performance Coach www.lifesuccesscoaching.net
“Cancer Free for 20 years written by Curly Martin takes you on an a thought provoking journey that gives you hope, inspiration and a different perspective regarding her holistic approach to cancer and her success to being 20 years free of the condition. Curly most certainly writes from the heart and her honesty and topic readability throughout the book is captivating. A must read for anyone that has been affected by cancer either personally or through someone they know.
I feel that the book would inspire hope to someone that has just been diagnosed with cancer. It would offer different perspectives and things to try for the carer of a cancer patient and also that there can be a different outcome regardless of diagnosis. For someone that has just finished chemo/radiotherapy it would provide options/choice and possibly a new focus of things to work towards.
For someone who has been given the all clear it would be interesting, motivating, entertaining and inspiring. For someone that has been told the cancer has returned it can provide hope that even someone with a terminal diagnosis of 8/9 months can still survive and be enjoying life to the full 23 years later.
This book would also be very useful for coaches, NLP practitioners, people working in healthcare, people with other terminal conditions not just cancer as mind-set, psychology and positivity also come into this. Basically anyone would definitely take something away by reading this book.” Kathrine Smith