Are we working ourselves to death?
How to Survive Life and Keep Smiling
The American Association for Cancer Research in a recent submission to the US Government said: "this nation faces a virtual "cancer tsunami" as the baby boomer generation reaches age 65 in 2011.
With the cancer rates increasing, daily and more and more illness being attributed to stress. Its time we took stock of our lives stoped and started smiling again.
International Wellness Consultant Grace Gawler, Trainer and Men's Advocate Pip Cornall and former Radio Announcer and Cancer Survivor Marty Doyle have joined forces to give people their experiences of how they have identified the imbalances in their lives and what strategies they have used to bring better health and humour back into their lives.
Grace Gawler, famous for her part in Ian Gawler's survival and creating the Gawler Foundation is recognized world-wide for her sensible and practical approach to helping women and men through the journey of cancer.
She has also survived and thrived tumultuous life changes and adversity. Grace says:
Queensland's cancer statistics are some of the worst in Australia. "I have worked with more than 12,000 cancer patients and I feel we need to address cause, prevention and management and as well learn from people who have gone through horrendous illness and transformed their lives. What can they teach us to keep us well? "The key is not what happens to us - but how we deal it. Not all cancer may be preventable and life crises can come uninvited at any time. It is imperative that we are all taught skills to help us to survive and thrive."
Pip Cornall has a diverse background in physical education, working with gang kids, mediation, juvenile justice, yoga, men's health advocacy, trainer and wilderness raft guide. This gives pip a unique insight into total health, wellbeing and longevity.
"As a result of some hard lessons followed by hard work I have come to value emotional intelligence and psychological maturity. Improving our authenticity, integrity and congruency enables more love into our lives—we become happier and healthier. Life can be a rich and beautiful experience."
Marty Doyle has worked in the media for over 30 years as a Prime Time Radio Announcer, Programme Manager and Sales Manager. After being diagnosed with Neck Cancer, Marty realised he needed a better balance between work and leisure and set out to redesign and renew his life.
"On my journey back from the diagnosis and treatment I realised I knew I was headed for this illness, it's just that I didn't get the message. I now know that the keys to finding a better work/life balance are emotional maturity, good communication, developing strong relationships and a good sense of humour."
Marty Doyle, Pip Cornall and Grace Gawler will be presenting their Keys to Living Well at a Seminar on Friday 15th February 7pm to 10pm and Saturday 16th February 10am to 5pm at The Sands Tavern Plaza Parade Maroochydore.