After hearing the news, I of course had the most crazy thoughts starting with I don’t have time to be sick (what was I thinking!) Then more dramatic ones like: My kids need their Mom; I’m too young to die. Followed with guilt trip ones: What did I do to deserve it? And then the social ones: How am I going to tell my family and friends? Then came the vain ones: I don’t want to lose my hair, nor my breast. Then I thought, what if this was an opportunity to reinvent my life? I realized that if I wanted to heal, not only did I need medical treatment but I also needed to completely change my lifestyle. Cancer was going to be the motivation to reinvent myself. I quit my job, sold the big party house in the Hollywood Hills, moved to beautiful and unpolluted Topanga Canyon, went back to school to become a health and wellness coach, studied with the best healing minds, adopted a raw vegan diet, and started yoga and meditation daily. I started to look at cancer as an opportunity to become more of who I really wanted to be.