In 1991, the storybook existence that I was living shattered. My marriage ended in divorce. I was forced to file bankruptcy, losing my home and my business. At times I found no place to go but to live out of a car. Through the worst of it, I used to joke with my friends and say, “At least I have my health!” Then came the devastating news from my doctor, “Beverly, you have breast cancer.”
Stunned, frozen in fear and depressed I found myself sliding down a deep dark hole of self-pity.
I was able to turn this setback into a comeback through the support of family, friends, my compassionate medical team, and through the emotional release and spiritual peace that I found through writing about my experiences in a daily journal.
My journal became my best friend; a place where I could express myself without being judged or critized. Journaling was so valuable I wanted to share with others, this led to the publishing of my journal in book form, entitled My Healing Comapnion.
My Healing Companion is a directed journal to help people who are facing life challenges learn how to cope with their emotions and feelings that come with tragedy