The Elixir: From illness to wellness

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal)

For the past 3 months, Linda Abi Assi, a Columbia University Journalism student now graduate, had been following me. She heard out about my (new) life after cancer and decided she wanted to share with others how a negative event can turn into a positive and how that positive could be utilized to inspire others. Initially, it was odd having someone follow me at work, at home, at church, at the market, at my wellness group, in the car, etc… but eventually it became yet another part of my hectic life. I just finished listening to Iyanla Vanzant’s Peace from Broken Pieces, this audio book really resonated with me because like her I realize that life truly does get better after inexplicable challenges and personal tragedies.

YOU must be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

From illness to wellness from Linda Abi Assi on Vimeo.

I have been asked to speak at the upcoming annual community symposium entitled, Bridging the Gap Promoting Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness to be held at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue on Saturday, June 4, 2011. This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Bring your friends and family for a day of demonstrations, lectures, exhibits, giveaways and more.

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  • De La Cruzin'
    May 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Be the change you want to see…. love that statement!!!

  • Joanny
    May 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    You are so inspirational!! I am so proud of you and so grateful to know you for this long! I love you and you are definitely the wind beneath my wing. Thanks for your friendship and for being so strong!

  • artbydjboy
    May 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Why is your hair like daddy’s? CUTE! lol
    Great article/video.

  • Izzy
    May 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    You are definitely living a life with purpose… Keep living your dream…Many blessings!

  • Ilyan
    May 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s truly inspirational…keep making happy cells 🙂

  • julia h
    May 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Just beautiful. Thank you.