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 and a half years.
This inspiring story describes her cancer years and extraordinary death at home, the care of her body by loved ones, and the family's powerful experience at the crematorium. The book ends with a glimpse of Diane's ongoing journey as friends tell of comforting lessons offered by her enduring spirit.Vicki Landes, of Reader Views, says, "Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully is probably the most profound book on death I've ever read. Manahan and Bohan present a beautiful story of their loved one while offering hope to others facing similar circumstances." Read the full review here.
I had a chance to chat with these lovely ladies via email, and they were so wonderful and gracious. On the award: "...Diane would be thrilled, too, to have her story honored. We are sending a copy of this email to Bill Manahan, Diane's husband, who wrote the introduction to the book..."
WOW! would like to congratulate Bill as well, and wish you all a heartfelt thank you for sharing Diane's story. In sharing, we heal, and we help others to understand. You did a wonderful thing by honoring Diane's journey.
These ladies are an inspiration to women writers everywhere. To find out more about Nancy and Becky, please visit their site: www.nanbec.com and their blog, Full Life, Good Death.
Also, be sure to read this interview conducted by Reader Views to gain insight into the remarkable woman, Diane Manahan, as well as book, Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully - A Journey with Cancer and Beyond.
So, this holiday, remember to take notice, of friends and family, and cherish the time spent with loved ones.