“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. –Gail Sheehy
Betsy Horn shares an encouraging story of reflection, rebirth, forgiveness and wellness in her book “A Little Touch of Cancer and How it Made Me Well.” The story is based on her personal life experiences and how surviving ovarian cancer lead her to understand that to be completely healthy she needed to make positive changes in her life.
Betsy shares how Traditional Chinese Medicine helped her better understand the connection between the body, mind and spirit and how to apply that knowledge to bloom into a healthier woman. After moving from her cosmopolitan life in Manhattan to the more peaceful countryside, Betsy had more time to truly sit and reflect on her life. She came to recognize that letting go of a traumatic past through forgiveness was essential to turn negative feelings into positive ones for a healthier mind and spirit. She also gives insight to different therapies and techniques of holistic medicine that transformed her life for better. “I had become an elder, gaining wisdom and a richer approach to living, as well as a stronger sense of my own identity” (Betsy Horn).
In a portion of the book called, “Betsy’s Toolbox,” she offers detailed information on her health routines, how they work and why they work. Some of her methods include:
- Diet and Nutrition
- Health and Wellness Support Team
- Dietary Supplements
- Emotions and Homeostatic Balance
- Life Balance
For more details on Betsy Horn’s book or on the techniques she uses to maintain a healthier body, mind and spirit you may visit her website, www.betsyhorn.com.
Written by: Betsy Badell
*Also enjoy one of Betsy Horn’s recipes:
World’s Best Smoothie Recipe
The world’s best smoothie is a moveable feast, if it is as organic and natural as possible! Many people don’t have the time to prepare the fabulous five portions of veggies necessary each day for health but this recipe does the trick!
1 Scoop Gruvolo’s Premium Greens (24 cal.) – Equivalent to 6 portions
1 Packet Eveliza/Alen, an organic, cereal compound (60 cal.), 5 grams protein, or other protein powder
1 apple or pear, blueberries (whatever is in the kitchen)
1 small handful of nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pignoli*)
1-2 cups ‘good’ water, unsweetened almond, soy or hemp milk
1 scoop chia seeds
1 tbsp. Udo’s evening primrose or favorite oil (optional)
1 scoop spirulina powder
1 shake each of cinnamon and/or turmeric
1 dropper green tea extract
1 dropper Wellness Herbal Resistance Extract from Source Natural
1 dropper Sea Buckthorn Oil
1 drop grapefruit seed extract**
Place all ingredients into blender (I love the Vita Mix’s power, as it doesn’t strip the ingredients of texture) and let it rip!