What top experts around the world are saying about the book ‘Cancer is a Gift’ by Yvette van Boven
“Cancer is a Gift is quite simply the most empowering book about cancer that I have ever read. It illuminates the truth with a capital T. My hope is that everyone diagnosed with or afraid of cancer finds the courage to read – and live – the message of this book. Bravo!” – Christiane Northrup
Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause. Through her bestselling books, groundbreaking PBS specials, and up-to-the-minute clinical knowledge, Dr. Christiane Northrup has earned a place as one of America’s most trusted medical advisors. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The View, and Good Morning America.
“This book shares what I have learned over the years. There is survival behavior and you can learn from survivors about what helps them to exceed expectations and induce self healing. When we are willing to ask not Why Me? But what can I do with it? our lives and bodies respond to the message and indeed all the side effects of cancer are not bad. Many people will tell you it was a wake-up call and new beginning. So read on and rebirth yourselves.” – Bernie Siegel
Bernie Siegel, MD, who retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale is founder of ECAP (Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings) and author of the New York Times bestselling book “Love, Medicine & Miracles”. In this extraordinary book he shows that when apparently terminal cancer patients take control of their illness they can change, enrich and often prolong their lives far beyond scientific and medical expectation.
“The capacity to see cancer as a challenge, a quest- and a journey toward a deeper affirmation of life, love, and all that matters- is, indeed, a gift. It is a gift Yvette gave herself, and a gift she gives to all who read this book. Yvette, your message is profound, compelling, and evocative. I applaud your work, and celebrate your recovery. ” – David L. Katz
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center, Director, Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital. David is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. Katz is the Director and founder (1998) of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT; founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation; and formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years. He contributes a monthly column to O, the Oprah Magazine; near daily blogs to Prevention Magazine; a weekly Preventive Medicine column to the New Haven Register; and has served as a Medical Contributor to ABC News and a health columnist to the New York Times Syndicate. Katz has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America three times (2004; 2006; 2009) as one of America’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine and in 2009 he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the lives of children by Children’s Health magazine. He has consulted to the US Secretary of Health, the National Governors Association, and the World Health Organization. In 2009, Katz received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health.
“Congratulations on surviving cancer. You certainly are a brave one who has accomplished much. I am certain that your story will inspire countless others and help them to overcome, not only cancer, but many other diseases. Your book should be read by many people, not only the ones who’ve suffered from illnesses, but by others who need inspiration and motivation. Yvette is a person with tremendous courage and talent. Read what she writes, listen to what she says and do what she suggests.” – John Harricharan
John Harricharan, CEO, JHH and Associates, Inc.- New World Publishing, outstanding businessman, lecturer, and award-winning author of “When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat” and “Morning Has Been All Night Coming”, as well as the “PowerPause”.
“This wonderful book will give you the inspiration and determination to deal with and even overcome your cancer.” – Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy – one of the world’s leading authorities on human potential and personal effectiveness, top selling author of 70 books that have been translated into 38 languages and throat cancer survivor.
“A wake-up call to all of us, not just for anyone with cancer. Read it. Give it to everyone you know. The message will get all of us through any dark night of the soul.” – Joe Vitale
Dr. Joe Vitale, one of the most well respected experts in metaphysics, and attraction, one of the top five authorities in the world on marketing, author and co-author of many best-selling books and teacher in the hit movie The Secret.
“Tremendous Yvette, I love your spirit. Here is a quote to edit in any way. Cancer is truly a gift and this wonderful book confirms it. I was more surprised than shocked when they told me the cancer was inoperable. This caused me to be thankful in a new way for the time to plan and pour more of my life into helping others. All the doctors and nurses look forward for my treatments when I encourage all of them.”- Charles T Jones
The late Charles ‘Tremendous’ Jones – author of the 2-million copy best-selling book “Life Is Tremendous” and voted “Speaker of the Decade” by the National Speakers Association. Thousands of audiences around the world have experienced non-stop laughter as Charlie ‘T’ shares his ideas about life’s most challenging situations. Mr. Jones passed away on October 16, 2008 after a 10-year long battle with cancer.
“I believe that people do not have to die from cancer. Most people not only survive but thrive and go on to do great things with their lives as a result of a cancer diagnosis. Yvette van Boven in her book: Cancer is a Gift has done just that. She’s taken a life threatening illness and worked with the concept that healing in all forms and the most powerful form of all – forgiveness can bring about new life, new hope and healing itself. There are strategies in this book that will help anyone coping with a life threatening illness.” – Caroline Sutherland
Caroline Sutherland is an internationally recognized medical intuitive, lecturer, workshop leader, and best-selling author of The Body Knows – How to Tune in to Your Body and Improve Your Health and author of numerous other books and audio programs on health, personal development, and self-esteem. She is the founder of Sutherland Communications Inc., which offers medical intuitive seminars, training, weight loss programs, consultation services, and related products for adults and children. For the past 20 years, she has positively assisted the lives of over 75,000 people.
“This is a beautiful and encouraging book. I wish my mom had the opportunity to read this before her terminal diagnosis of brain cancer. We might be celebrating her recovery instead of remembering her untimely passing. I highly recommend it.” – Colette Baron-Reid
Colette Baron-Reid – internationally respected intuitive counsellor and life strategist and multiple bestselling author of books and products on Hay House Inc. Through a 22 – year practice that has been built strictly by word of mouth, Colette has advised over 50,000 clients in 29 countries around the world. She is known as the psychic’s psychic because her clientele also includes her peers. Colette has been featured on Oprah and Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz, George Noory’s Coast To Coast and many others.
“It is not often we look upon a cancer experience as a ‘gift.’ However, as a twelve-year survivor, I believe cancer gave me back my life. It allowed me to make changes and reprioritize. It introduced me to wonderful new people. It strengthened the bonds of my family. I learned who my true friends are. And it allowed me to do some creative things I never knew were inside of me. Yvette Boven has realized this, too, and brilliantly passes on this philosophy. Nowadays, Don’t forget to laugh!™ and Don’t forget to ask!™ are my two trademarks. They came as a result of this gift. Find yours in this book.” – Christine Clifford Beckwith
Christine Clifford Beckwith, CSP, Award-winning International Professional Speaker, Cancer Survivor, Best-selling Author of six books including Not Now… I’m Having A No Hair Day! and Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope & Laughter, and President/CEO of The Cancer Club – the world’s largest provider of helpful and humorous products for people coping with cancer.
“It’s not always easy to find the “Gift” in every moment, especially when the gift is cancer. Yvette has done just that in an inspiring, uplifting, and for all who enjoy the read, life changing way.” – Janet Bray Attwood
Janet Bray Attwood ~ Co – author New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test – The Effortless Path to Living Your Life Purpose. As an expert on what it takes to live a passionate life, she has shared the stage with, The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, John Assaraff, Lisa Nichols, and other top transformational leaders. For her ongoing work with homeless women and youth in detention centers, Janet has been the recipient of the highest award for volunteer service in the U.S. from the President of the United States, The President’s Volunteer Service Award.
“As a three time cancer survivor, I understand the importance of being able to look for the blessings in my circumstances. Each time, I learned something new, experienced growth, and each time, I made the decision that the disease would not take my life, TODAY. I fought, I laughed, I lived. I have met many others like me. Many have turned a prognosis of just months to live, into years of happy, healthy living. Yvette’s book will shower you with inspiration and hope.” – Becky Olson
Becky Olson is a three time breast cancer survivor. She believes that getting breast cancer was a blessing. It gave her the courage to leave her high paid, but high-stress, corporate America job to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a humorous and inspirational speaker, and author of, “The Hat That Saved My Life.” In 2000 she co-founded Breast Friends, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women survive the trauma of cancer, one friend at a time. Becky travels all over the country sharing her story of hope.
“Just got back from Africa where I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the fourth time and got your message. When I was ill I had no hope or inspiration – but I survived. Cancer has helped me see life through a different set of eyes and I feel blessed. I now know that the human body can accomplish anything the mind can dream – just as you describe in your book Cancer is a Gift . Nothing is impossible. I tell people all the time that cancer is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but it’s also the best thing. It’s taught me so much about life and made me realize it’s not about having the best cars, the nicest house, the coolest clothing… it’s about being true to yourself and doing the best you can every day of your life. Yvette … congrats to you for being such an amazing person, and for giving people a tool to read about understanding nothing is impossible. Keep Climbing!!” – Sean Swarner
Sean Swarner, 2-time cancer survivor and first cancer survivor to summit the world’s highest peak… Mt. Everest, not to mention with only one lung. At 13 Sean Swarner was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer. By the time he was 16, Sean was diagnosed with Askin’s Sarcoma. There was a tumor the size of a golf ball on his right lung and he was given 14 days to live. Sean is the only person in the world ever diagnosed with both types of cancer. He was placed in a medical induced coma for a year, because the doctors were afraid the treatments would kill him before the cancer would. After summitting Everest, he also accomplished the astounding feat of summiting the highest mountain on each continent—the 7-Summits.
“In a fear-based world, it is wonderful to read a book which leads the reader into self reflection, self healing and self discovery and ultimately emotional and internal healing. Ms. Van Boven’s beautiful story is one which is sure to be an inspiration for those touched by cancer!”- Marcelle Pick
Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP, Co-founder Women to Women, Author of The Core Balance Diet Are You Tired and Wired? Marcelle co-founded Women to Women in 1983 with a vision to change the way in which women’s healthcare is delivered. In her practice, Marcelle undertakes a holistic approach that not only treats illness, but also helps women make choices in their lives to prevent disease.
“Cancer is no longer a death sentence. The early part of the 21st century has seen major successes in those diagnosed with cancer of all types. In most cases, we are not totally cured but we do have a second chance at life. Yvette van Boven in her book ‘Cancer Is A Gift – Awakening from the illusion’ provides us all with the inspiration to not just keep on going but rather to excel in something meaningful to us. Yvette provides a strong message. How we chose to view this experience impacts our everyday lives in a positive way if we let it. I highly recommend this book for both the novice and experienced cancer survivor.”- Michael Feuerstein
Michael Feuerstein, PhD. MPH, Professor and Author with Patricia Findley, PhD, MSW of The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: A Handbook to Life After Cancer, 2006 and Founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship a quarterly scientific journal devoted to cancer survivorship research and practice. Brain tumor survivor. In 2002 he was told he had an inoperable brain tumor and was given a year to live.
“Cancer is a gift will touch you at the depths of your soul and inspire you to embrace and honor life. It is my recommendation that you dive head and heart first into this book and as you do, you may find that you experience an incredible, powerful and positive shift in your outlook on cancer and life.”- Peggy McColl
Peggy McColl, New York Times Best-Selling Author, speaker, mentor and an expert in the area of goal achievement, whose purpose is to make a positive contribution to the lives of millions of others. She has been inspiring individuals, experts, professional athletes, and organizations to reach their potential for the past 25 years. She is the president and founder of Dynamic Destinies Inc., an organization committed to delivering sound principles for creating lasting and positive change.
“Yvette’s book, Cancer is a Gift, is a breath of fresh air. Regardless of one’s personal religious beliefs, there are practical, actionable items contained in this book that will aid the survivor as they embark upon their new journey. Let’s take the fear out of cancer; since I believe fear is its favorite food. And let’s do what Yvette and the hundreds of thousands of survivors have done…let’s starve cancer to death!” – Tonya Griffin
Tonya Griffin, is an Author, Public Speaker, and 20-year breast cancer survivor. Tonya has one of today’s most sought-after medical stories in that she decided at age 21 to refuse chemo to preserve her immune system and her fertility. Tonya dealt with her diagnosis holistically (mind, soul, body and spirit). Today Tonya is a wife, and mother of two beautiful little girls. Her book, Eagles, Angels and Butterflies: How We Got Our Wings, gives insight on how she maintained, her health, family and faith, during and after her experience with breast cancer.
“To inspire you need to be inspired. And I am so fortunate and so privileged that so many people around me are my source of inspiration. We all have a remarkable story to share. It’s just that too often we take ourselves for granted. Or we keep ourselves small. Or we think that no-one cares. But the truth is that when you share the ‘remarkable you’, you get people to think, “If she can do it – so can I” You become a source of inspiration… Like Yvette, who had cancer just after she gave birth to her 4th child. She managed to heal herself from the cancer, while being the main breadwinner of her family. Today she is encouraging other women who are facing this disease to see it as an opportunity. She has written and amazing powerful book about her process, called ‘Cancer is a Gift’. Yvette is a constant reminder for me how to take challenges and turn them into opportunities.”- Vered Neta
Vered Neta is a trainer, coach and author helping small business owners and entrepreneurs creating personal, business and financial success. She is the co-founder of Open Circles Academy, an international center for business, financial and personal success located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Open Circles Academy works from the vision of: “Creating a Better World by Empowering People to Fulfill Their Greatest Potential” Since 1990, Vered taught more than 80,000 people the strategies and tools to grow their business, achieve personal success and create a balanced life by becoming financially free. Her long term goal is to support women on the path to become conscious millionaires and leaders in their field of expertise. In 2010 Vered was awarded the TIAW World of Difference Award, an award given to women whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Vered wrote several books with her partner on motivation and relationships.
“There’s an old saying: “If you want to hide the treasure, put it in plain sight. Then nobody will see it.” We see what we can see, and what we can see is determined largely by our beliefs. If we believe that treasures are always hidden away in secret places, our belief can deceive us. Sometimes the treasure is actually staring us in the face. This blindness is what Yvette describes in her book Cancer is a Gift. Yvette, please accept my very best personal wishes for the widespread success of your book.” – Larry Dossey
Larry Dossey, M.D., is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the synergy of physical health and spiritual awareness. He is the author of many books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine, including the New York Times bestseller ‘Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine’. Dr Larry Dossey has been a frequent guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN and The Learning Channel.
“What an inspiration you are, Yvette! This book has a message for EVERYONE, not just those diagnosed with cancer. It’s a ‘must read’ that will help get you through the most difficult of times. What a gift.”- Eva Gregory
Eva Gregory, CPCC, master Law of Attraction coach, speaker and author of “The Feel Good Guide to Prosperity” and “Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction”. co-authored with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanson and Jeanna Gabellini. Eva has instructed tens of thousands on how to deliberately create a life by design using the Law of Attraction. In her work, Eva brings through her powerful, loving, non-physical guides known as Theos, a stream of consciousness whose mission is to integrate our understanding of how we can embody our Higher Selves deliberately – so we can begin to live from that highest point of consciousness NOW.
“My consistent approach to life is “use what shows up,” that EVERYTHING that is before us is actually there for you nudging you to go deeper and expand into a higher version of you. This wonderful book “Cancer Is a Gift,” gets this message out in a heart opening and illuminating way. This book offers hope and true transformation to so many who no longer have to struggle with this disease but flow with it. I too flowed through my own cancer, and I resonated deeply with this material. For anyone who has been given a cancer diagnosis this is the first bedside companion they now need.” – Jennifer McLean
Jennifer McLean, Author The Big Book of YOU, healer and host of Healing With the Masters. Jennifer has trained in many disciplines of vibrational healing including, The Reconnection, Cranial Sacral, Polarity and her renowned Sound Healing and Body Dialoging Techniques described in Joe Vitale’s book The Key.
“I’ve bought your book and could hardly stop reading. I recognized so many things that it sometimes felt as if I had written it myself. It is so beautiful and so inspiring. I think I have highlighted nearly every sentence in the book! I want to learn from cancer survivors to create the same state. That’s why I am going to read your book again.”- Nell Lanting de Jong
Nell Lanting de Jong lives already with breast cancer for 27 years. In 2001 several bone metastases were discovered and a short time later, dozens of metastases in her liver. Her doctors told her to prepare herself for an approaching ending. Nell decided not to sit and wait for her coming death but started to investigate what she could do to help herself. Two years ago a brain tumor was found, but she says: “I’m still alive and as long as a breath of life runs through my veins, there is still hope!”
“One of the things that helped me immensely in my own healing journey was to stop calling it “my” cancer, and referring to it as “the” cancer, separate from me and from who I am. Cancer can indeed be seen as a gift, though not one you would recommend to your friends – but a wake-up call in any case for those who have gone very far off-course. A big course correction. Yvette van Boven’s book is a pep talk for anyone dealing with cancer, serving to change their view of themselves from that of a cancer victim to that of a cancer patient, and showing them how to take responsibility for their situation, putting them in the driver’s seat in order for them to decide how to resolve it.”- Martin Brofman
Martin Brofman, Ph.D., a former Wall Street computer expert who cured himself of terminal cancer through a shift in consciousness. He is the author of the revolutionary book ‘Anything Can Be Healed – a manual for the Body Mirror System of Healing’ and a pioneer in vision improvement, spiritual healing, and exploring the nature of the body/mirror interface. Martin is the founder of The Brofman Foundation for the Advancement of Healing which promotes the cause of healing in the world.
“Yvette van Boven has created a work of art that will transform everyone’s relationship to life and their divine inner thirst for living beyond the illusion. It’s gentle and revealing for those living with cancer and their loved ones supporting them with cancer, and anyone wanting to clear the illusions that may be eluding them… it’s literally for EVERYONE. Cancer is a gift, opens up a space within you to see past the illusions that you may be living in and to break free. To be willing to embrace the life you truly want, but simple you may not have been aware of. Get this book and read it, breathe in ‘your’ life and celebration for all the ‘NOW’ moments in your life. Read it and be liberated to the next level of freedom to love and be love in your life.”- Mary A. Hall
Mary A. Hall, speaker, author, healer. She is a contributing author to the book A Search for Purpose part of the Wake Up… Live the Life You Love series. Along with Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins and Bill Harris, Mary offers her perspective on “Living Transformed”
“I have read many books and I was very pleased to read this excellent book from Yvette van Boven: Cancer is a gift. It really helped me out with my choices and it confirmed and supported me in finding my own way to go through this difficult period of my life, in order to heal myself. I recognise a lot of themes from my work as a coach and counsellor, but what I found extremely good about this book is the extensive investigation and research Yvette did to find out why people with a very good prognosis sometime still die and at the other hand people who were told they were expected to die very soon, survived. Between all the theories and support Yvette writes her own experience being a survivor of cancer. There are a lot of tips and tricks and reflection question for the reader. There is a lot more that you can do yourself, rather than just to wait for your doctor to heal you. What a recognition! You bring it all together in a beautiful way and I feel confirmed in my choices and my way of dealing with the healing. Your book gives me the courage and strength to continue on my path: my road to recovery.” – Leonie Linsen
Leonie Linssen, relationship coach in complicated love relationships, author of ‘Love Unlimited – the Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships’ and breast cancer patient.
“Dear reader, Cancer is a powerful catalyst and a door that opens to mayor transformation in anyone’s life. In my 30 years of practice as a holistic doctor my focus has been to help overcome those affected from fear to courage, from hopelessness to faith and from victim to victor. I have been very touched by Yvette’s book which is a great resource for many persons caught in the process to find the powerful message of this intimidating life event. I am happy to know Yvette and the tremendous effort she has put in making this book available to those who need it. I recommend it to everyone with cancer and those interested to prevent from getting cancer.” – Roy Martina
Roy Martina is a Holistic MD specializing in health coaching (preventive medicine) and personal development, master trainer, world-renowned keynote speaker, author of more than 40 self help books and 6th degree Black Belt Martial arts champion.
“The book that you hold in your hands is much more than a cancer survivor’s guide. This book contains Universal truths that have practical applications for daily life for all of us, even if cancer is not a part of our world. The motivation for finding these valuable truths are the difficulties and trauma of cancer. We sent a man to the moon more than thirty years ago, so why can’t we find a cure for cancer? As Yvette shows us, cancer is only a result. The causes are so varied that they cannot be categorized as a cure. Instead they are a way of living. The group says that we are not on this Earth to learn life lessons, or to master anything. They say we are here to learn the art of mastery. According to them, the art of mastery is finding positive uses for negative energy. They say that we often find our greatest gifts from the depths of tragedy. Yvette van Boven has given all of us a huge boost in our personal search for mastery through her own experience with tragedy. Don’t read this book just to keep from dying from cancer. . . Read this book to affirm and master life.” – Steve Rother
Steve Rother – conscious channel for The Group (A group of 9 ‘energetic entities’) and author of 5 books, which have been translated into 11 different languages. Together with his wife Barbara, he travels around the globe, spreading these messages from the group and putting them into practice.
“Yvette has written an inspirational guide to healing that anyone who has ever known a person with cancer should read. The book’s message is simple: healing always comes from within. Yvette mentions clearly that a diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence, but an invitation to live again like never before and receive the gifts that God has in store for us. The book is chock full of inspiring messages, statistics and self healing methods for all. From best-selling authors to fascinating healers, Yvette gives an in-depth look into healing cancer, and includes her own heart-warming story. This is a modern guide for all healers to examine the new and emerging world of self-healing with many useful tips, exercises and affirmations that will inspire many for generations to come.” – Joshua Isaacs
Joshua Isaacs, presenter, inventor of iiyoga™ and Yogaboxing™, Author of The Happy Bastard: 8 Simple Rules (and a lot of other stuff) to Make You Happy and Everyday Freedom: A Simple Guide to iiyoga™. In May 2007, Joshua was invited to the White House, in acknowledgment of his iiYoga work, and its safe & effective approach in addressing/correcting learning and behavioral issues in children, resulting in a 1,000% (one thousand percent) measurable result!
“Job well done. I couldn’t agree more with your words. There is such powerful thought in this book and the words spoken are so TRUE. After working with so many cancer patients, one on one, coaching them and caring for my parents who both died of cancer, I know that positive attitude and future planning is everything when it comes to cancer. Fear is the enemy we must all fight back when cancer comes to town. Fear will strip your immune system down faster than any cancer will. When I have cancer patients who are afraid, I tell them, “Okay, today and only today you can cry but tomorrow you need to get back on the horse and find your positive attitude and know you’re going to live a full, healthy, meaningful life.” When my mother got her diagnosis they gave her no hope, nothing they could do for her. She was one of the strongest women I have known but one day she was thriving and the next she was gone. Her last days on earth were like living in hell. She was so sad, very symptomatic and miserable the entire time she was alive. She didn’t want to leave this earth but I believe her fear of leaving, weakened her. My father, on the other hand, had no fear and a different attitude. He was diagnosed with a much more serious stage of cancer and should have died in 30 days or so. But he didn’t listen to the Doctors; he would leave his hearing aid at home. The Doctors gave him chemo and he wanted to go have a cheeseburger afterward. His news was delivered with hope not dread. He got married, he traveled, he had no symptoms and really lived every minute of the time he was given. Hope and attitude really make all the difference in the world of cancer. Doctors need to remember that when they are delivering cancer news to patients, because it really makes all the difference in the mind of the patient. Yvette congratulations on your new book and sharing your mighty wisdom that you have learned with the world. This is a true blessing for all who read it. Continued blessings to you and your family.” – Shirleen Von Hoffmann
Shirleen Von Hoffmann, President of Calling All Angels Cancer Foundation, Cancer Coach and author of “The Journey Home-A true story about Life, Love, Illness, Passage and Healing”
“In over 35 years of dealing with cancers of almost every kind, I arrived at the startling conclusion that cancer is not a disease but, as Yvette so appropriately coined it, a gift. This book speaks more to your heart, and less to your rational mind. It shows that entering a dead end road doesn’t mean you cannot take a U-turn. Moreover, it helps you to discover that taking a U-turn may actually be in your highest and best interest. We may not be able to undo what happens to us, but it is certainly within our power to perceive life’s events in a way that makes sense to the heart, even if it doesn’t make sense to the mind. Failing to accept that there is a profound meaning and purpose behind the occurrence of a cancerous lesion is perhaps the main impediment to healing oneself of its root causes. Cancer is a Gift is a true gift for those who have the courage to embrace cancer as an opportunity and a blessing. They see cancer as an eye-opening and life-transforming experience, not just for those who have it, but also for those who are faced with the possibility of losing a loved one, such as a child, a parent or a dear friend. The bottom line is that we can grow and learn from every negative experience or situation, cancer included. Spontaneous remissions occur among those who lose the fear of being powerless, according to research at some major hospitals. As the book suggests, the treatment of a cancer is far less important than accepting it as a positive and meaningful event in one’s life. Yvette aptly points out that healing is automatic and natural, but it is up to us to let it happen. As I see it, the purpose of this book is to help free yourself of the fear of what cancer could do against you, and replace it with the grateful expectation of what it could do for you. This is the first step in truly allowing healing to occur.”- Andreas Moritz
Andreas Moritz is a practitioner of Ayurveda and the author of 12 books, including the international bestsellers, Cancer Is Not a Disease, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, and Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
“Whenever we feel overwhelmed by life, when it simply seems too much to handle, we pull out of life, we say „no“, freeze our flow of energy, contract our body and create separation. In our minds, we are able to hide away the tracks of those kind of dramatic experiences. We keep trying to disguise our fear from facing the chaos and pain again – sometimes lifelong. Yet, as you will find out in Yvette´s fantastic book, inside all of our drama, there is a gift waiting to be unwrapped. Soul knows that! Our Inward Master even is the architect of this gift and Divine designer of its dramatic wrap! But why, one might ask? This book reveals it in all clarity and compassion: so that we can free our minds and wake up from the numb sleepiness of daily routines and automatic responses, open again to answer the invitations of Life with love and enthusiasm! In case the challenging „cancer wake-up call“ has reached you personally: Let Yvette help you leaving the illusion behind of being the victim in your life! Open your heart and jump into the most marvelous adventure, learning about who you really are: Master creator of your entire world! And for all helpers and witnesses: Let Yvette show you how to release your feelings of helplessness and ambitions of denying or fighting the cancer of your loved ones, resp. your patients. Instead learn, how to become an Angel, a messenger of God’s Love and Masterplan, ready to let go of your own agenda and to open up for supreme guidance and for realizing your part in the process of unwrapping the gift! Read this book, surrender to the „Master within“ and find out, what Your healing is all about.” – Dr. Andreas Jell
Dr. Andreas Jell, (Quantum Cybernetics – UNEM) has been working as healer, psychotherapist and teacher for more than 20 years. His main focus for healing and dealing with chaos and crises is the „process of unwrapping the gift“ and to help reconnect with the Inner Source, the Inner Master. He is author of „Healthy with Tachyon“ and founder and director of the Quantum Cybernetics Academy, Int.
“Many people will say: “Cancer is the worst that could happen to me. It was my greatest fear. It was something you would not even want your enemy to get!” And that is true. Nobody is waiting for cancer or any other disaster. I know what I am talking about, because I have been there too. I also had cancer and I did not like it. It was a very expensive gift. It cost me a lot (a breast, a lot of money, old convictions and things I used to hold on to, to cope). I preferred to receive another gift. But looking back I am glad it was given to me, because I believe that I have made use of all the gifts that were hidden in my cancer. And truly I can tell you that there were gifts in it of invaluable worth! Especially much love. From others, but also in me. Wisdom, insight, inner freedom, inner grips, a deeper and more lived through faith, and I can go on. Looking back on my cancer – I am amazed how everything proves to be part of a bigger plan. A carefully planned plan to bring you to a higher level. Everything that happens in your life, every meeting and all circumstances are there to make you grow, give you insights, make you whole. Whole, not just physically, but in mind, body and spirit. It did not happen overnight. I had to look for it, wish it, and receive it. I had to be prepared to give up old convictions and beliefs I cherished. I had to accept what seemed totally unacceptable and continue to trust and believe. Sometimes things that happen in your life seem so useless. They only get meaning when you something useful with them. Then you are not victim of your circumstances anymore like Yvette describes, but things like illness and adversity become stepping stones for inner wealth, growth and wholeness.”- Conny Coppen
Conny Coppen, Naturopath, acupuncture and massage therapy, mother of three boys and cancer survivor. Author of the books ‘babymassage spelenderwijs’ and ‘de helende kracht van het hart’