My Story by Trish Rankin

  Not knowing what to expect since I had been informed my clothing choice wasn’t necessary, since I wouldn’t be riding the horse anyhow, I excitedly entered the barn. “What? No horse riding?” When we arrived, the horses were still in their stalls, so I sat down on the feed […]

Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors

Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down the road, according to new research. […]

Power of the Pause

When I was in my early 20s and living in San Francisco, I worked with a psychic acupuncturist. Not psychic in the predictive manner that many of us think of, but psychic in the sense of understanding energy and how it flows through our body, mind and spirits. This is […]

Meditation and My New Normal

I first heard the word “new normal” when I was completing my chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. It was used to describe the “survivorship” period of post-cancer life once the treatments are complete and we enter life with this surreal experience of cancer as something that we endured. It was […]

7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing

The 7 principles of Mindfulness in Healing are pervasive throughout the book, Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself, if only implicitly. They have been part of my life since I began studying and practicing meditation and learning about natural healing. They probably date back […]

The IACS Study: Integrative Approaches to Cancer Survivorship

The UCSF IACS study has space for a few more breast cancer survivors to participate in research that explores the effects of Ayurvedic Medicine recommendations on managing cancer-related symptoms and improving overall quality of life. This is a 4-month program where participants meet individually with a clinician and yoga instructor […]

Julie Wong, PT

Dear Friends, One of the most significant healers in my journey is Julie Wong, PT, in San Francisco. I have considerable scar tissue as a “side effect” of ovarian cancer. I started working with Julie over a year ago when the pain and swelling in my abdomen scared me. She […]

Why An Alkaline Approach Can Successfully Treat Cancer

In the 1930’s, an interesting natural cancer treatment was proposed as a simple, effective answer to cancer – almost any cancer.  This treatment approach is not well known because it is considered alternative or experimental – or even dangerous[i] – by the medical and scientific community and hence has been referenced […]