Wildfire Within : Rising from the Ashes – Chantal Russell
While giving birth to her son, Chantal Russell finds labour taking on a new meaning, as a daunting lump exposes itself on her neck, quite literally, between contractions. She is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a mere two weeks after her son’s arrival and is simultaneously catapulted into the world of parenthood and pathology. The next year presents a pendulum of events: cuddles and chemotherapy, nursery rhymes and nausea. She loses her hair, her identity, and the very life she had worked so hard to create as a jet-setting yogi preaching the importance of holistic living. Cancer engulfs her world much like a wildfire, destroying her dreams, forcing her to question who she is and why she is here, and propelling her on a quest for true health and happiness. After the treatments end, she goes into remission and the real healing begins. Questioning her marriage, motherhood, and the purpose of life, she embarks on a journey to restore her health and sanity. She discovers that wellbeing is not about drinking green juice or mastering yoga poses. Rather, she comes to understand that the vitality and joy she so deeply seeks comes from embracing her wild humanity, restoring the sacred feminine, and embodying who she really is.
Author: Chantal Russell ISBN: 9781775034902 Pages: 216 pages Format: PDF Size: 12.32 Mb