SURVIVING AND THRIVING is about using all means possible to go head to head with life-threatening disease in a way that will result in a longer life and an enhanced life, full of meaning and enjoyment. SURVIVING AND THRIVING is a courageous exploration of survival that leads down a path to health and the development of a thriving life. It is written by a survivor who embodies her message. You will go on a path of healing, step by step. Begin now your exciting journey through seven simple practices that will culminate in an incredible state of physical, mental, and spiritual health that is far beyond the level of health you experienced before your diagnosis.
Beverly Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin, is a nurse and a medical sociologist who has been counseling persons with serious diagnosis for almost 20 years. Acquiring the essential information for this book began in 1983 when she was diagnosed with a fulminating cancer that left her with a 5% five year life expectancy. After recovering her own health, she authored a survivor’s guide that has been snowballed through mail, email, clinics, and support groups to thousands of patients. She has written more than 70 articles and books in the area of health, health promotion, and healing, and for years has presented university classes, lectures, and workshops on various topics of health, self-care and alternative care.