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articles by: Leigh Fortson

Diet and Disease: A Real Relationship

Last night, my family and I went to a chain restaurant for dinner. I don’t ordinarily go to rib joints, but my husband and daughter looked beseechingly at me when we were deciding where to go. They us…

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

I was recently reminded that forgiveness is key to being healthy and emotionally free. Things happen all the time that beckon the need to forgive, and once you realize that it's cleansing for your min…

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Happily Abandoning the Fast Track

I know the importance of rest now, but I didn’t prior to my journey through cancer. Before, I’d race along the multi-tasking interstate at mach speed. Before, I took pride in how much I could acco…

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Gratitude is Good Medicine

Sometimes the best way to show our appreciation is a hug. When I was given my first cancer diagnosis in 2006, I had been living what I thought was a good life. I had long since given up fast food…

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about Leigh Fortson

Leigh Fortson has been writing and editing books about health and nutrition for decades. She is the author of Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer (Sounds True, 2011). Every month, she will write about a topic in her book that was instrumental in defining her healing journey. To learn more, go to embracehealingcancer.com

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Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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