can I focus on Joy when I am diagnosed with breast cancer
again...," my friend asked me with a sad, agitated voice."
She had participated in my KEY to
JOY workshops and she questioned me ' how the heck' she could
joy every day now that she was facing these grim circumstances again.
She challenged me to be her Joy Coach!
I visited her for the first time after her diagnosis, I found her house
in total disarray...... . It was scattered with books about
cancer, healthy diets, vitamins, prescription drugs, etc, etc. I asked
her: "Where is the Joy in all of this? How
can you focus on your strengths while you are surrounded by everything
that weakens you... ? Your body experiences cancer at this
moment but You, the spirit
does not have cancer! So let's focus on what makes YOU feel
then you will have more courage to deal with these tough
re-arranged her home and I
asked her to connect at least two times a day with something that
would give her joy and inspiration. Doing that would help her to face
And so the Program
Two Cups of JOY a Day
was born. My friend urged me
afterwards to share
this program with others.
Books and Seminars
battle with breast cancer, you helped me to move through the fear to see
what was really going on so I could stay in the present moment. Yes we
have a right to enjoy life. Thank you for reminding us Anke."