Stories of Success

“I couldn’t have anticipated the degree of love among them, and caring among them. They collectively started feeling the optimism, and were sharing it together and helping one another.”

- Note from a faculty member

“Absolutely wonderful program!!!! This program came at EXACTLY the point in my journey that I needed it.”

“I enjoy the physical activity of the hikes/walks & the natural beauty of the views.  For Mother’s Day I asked for a hike- nothing else-just a walk in the woods with my kids and husband!  Last week, I went hiking in VT for 4 days.  I’ve enjoyed trying a number of new activities including dance kinetics, Qigong, Fit ball and Yoga!”

“I really think Bill Gunn’s presentation of change and all the means of sustaining change is foundational to the success of the entire ACL class. It’s up to me now!  As Margaret stated, you have to be “intentional” about making change.  A wealth of information was provided – all interesting and beneficial.”

“I used to treat myself to a Twinkie and a Ho-Ho every night before bed.  Now that I understand the relationship between fat, sugar and cancer, I’ve stopped doing that and lost eight pounds.”

Have used ‘mindfulness’ more in dealing with myself and others. Have revised my diet in several ways – was already focused on diet before this program, but learned a lot from Megan’s classes.  Have stepped up my exercise – more rounded out – weight bearing, aerobic, strengthening and stretching.  Feel connected with people in this program.  I continue to make changes in my environment, ventilating the house daily as suggested, changed out cookware and got rid of most plastics and toxic cleaning agents.  Passed along information learned to several friends/relatives.”

“I have continued to try to improve my diet. I eat very little red meat (hardly any, really) which is a big change. I read labels much more. I refer to the EWG.org site regularly before buying products (and have told friends about it). I’ve stepped up my exercise routine. I do exercise daily and continue to wear my pedometer and track my exercise and steps every day. I have also kept Bill’s Wheel of Life in mind. I have spent much more time meditating and developing the spiritual part of me. I feel things are much more balanced.”

“Having a room full of peers made all the difference in trying to adopt the Anticancer principles.  When you combine it all together – the information, the encouragement, the friendship – it just makes a cocktail that you can kind of sink your teeth into.”

“I do a much better job in handling stress.  I recognize how bad it is for my health and do my best to reduce it.  This was one of my major concerns when I started the program.  I have even walked out of a meeting when it started to become contentious.”

“Doing tube exercise when I can’t get out to walk. Learned about this in class. Got a new bike. Have ridden quite a bit and look forward to spring rides.”

“Simply aware that I have choices I make every day, how I respond, how I feel, what I do, it’s all my choice.  There is great power in that.”