Cancer. Suddenly, life feels so fragile, and you wonder how you’ll get through. You rely on your medical team – the experts in treating the disease. But you are the expert in the experience of the disease. How to tap into that expertise? How do you connect to the wisdom within you, so that you not only go through cancer, you grow through cancer – you use the crisis of your life to amplify your love, deepen your humanity, and ultimately, connect to your immortality?

I’ve been there – four times. My cancer led me to become an ordained minister and spiritual counselor at a major cancer center. It also resulted in a near-death experience that revealed the assurance of God’s love and the confidence that our life does indeed have great purpose.

Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey weaves my cancer journey and those of my patients with insights on the emotional and spiritual dimensions of this disease. Through profound storytelling, the reader is brought to the core of their struggle to discover the hero within – a warrior of compassion who unlocks the wisdom of grief, forges meaning in suffering, and uses cancer to transform their life.

Discover how healthy spirituality can improve coping and prognosis. Explore the immortal nature of consciousness through patient accounts and scientific evidence. Learn how to engage with the danger so that it amplifies life. It is a profound challenge to go through cancer. It is an amazing gift to grow through cancer. Use the crisis for conscious creation of something even greater than survival.

It is a profound challenge to go through cancer. It is an amazing gift to grow through cancer.

2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner

The Nautilus Book Award celebrates exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change. Nautilus winners are carefully selected in a unique three-tier judging process by experienced teams of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, bookstore owners, and leaders in the publishing industry. Nautilus award-winning authors include Brené Brown, Rob Bell, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi Wolf and many other leading writers, speakers and thinkers. I am honoured to be included among such luminaries. Learn more about the awards at