I spent yesterday and this AM with a friend who was given medical results 2 days ago that her (cervical) cancer is terminal. She laughingly refers to herself as “the bag lady”, as she’s had kidney problems on this journey and also has a wrapped leg due to lyphodema. She’s in so much better spirits than I could imagine, and talked about the full life she’s lived.

At 7:00 AM she told me stories of her her magical mushroom experience in Peru 2 years ago, skydiving and her Peak Potential and Landmark Education experiences… Yesterday was momentous for her- she released her ex-husband and all his negative energy together with her bit of hope for a friendly-adult relationship- due to a timely email from him that didnt ask about how she was feeling-doing, only addressed practical $$ issues. Her 23 year old wise woman daughter was present also, and happy to see her mom make peace with as she perceived it, an awful relationship. So it goes…

We talked, we tapped (EFT), we ate simply and slept peacefully.
My friend is grateful for her karma and the lives she’s lived. She expressed this may be her last time on earth and she is ready. Her “bucket list” has been checked, her papers are in order, and she will live her remaining days being present for herself, her three children, grandson and friends who love her dearly.

This afternoon, I connected her with networking friends who can help her with homecare and alternative holistic modalities. She is grateful, and is open to possiblilities. My friend has not “surrendered” and is in complete acceptance of her condition; her emotional strength, spirit and insight is amazing.

Author's Bio: 

Eileen Lichtenstein is the founder and CEO of Balance and Power ™ and of Moving Meditation® Fitness. She has been in the training and coaching arena for 20 years. Eileen believes inner strength and being centered are keys to life and business management. She offers innovative training, speaking and coaching integrating mind body modalities with traditional coaching-training methods. Her work embodies stress management/reduction and work-life balance for individuals and groups, developing strategies to facilitate success. She is a former biofeedback therapist and faculty at Hofstra University. Eileen has recently added Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT-ADV to her toolbox, and is excited to share amazing results with her clients!

Her audio CD program, Moving Meditation® Fitness complements any stress management program, and is adaptable to “office yoga”.