Artistic Event: A Women's Journey with Cancer
Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond
Friday, April 27, 7 p.m at
Amazon Feminist Bookstore
4755 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis 55407
When diagnosed with breast cancer, Diane Manahan decided to share her entire journey openly. A professor of nursing, married to a doctor trained in both conventional and holistic medicine, Diane integrated complementary therapies with orthodox cancer treatments. She enjoyed a full, vibrant life for the next five years. This inspiring story describes her cancer years and extraordinary death at home and ends with a glimpse of Diane's ongoing journey as friends tell of comforting lessons offered by her enduring spirit. A supplemental guide at the end of the book offers practical suggestions for dealing with a life-threatening illness or death.
"Sharing the wisdom from a terminally ill nurse educator's journals, this book enables Diane Manahan to convey her final, greatest lesson: how to live fully until—and beyond—death.... It is a priceless template for patients, caregivers and loved ones who seek a holistic, sacred approach to a serious illness or to end-of-life care." —Mary Treacy O'Keefe, Co-founder and Executive Director of Well Within