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While undergoing 15 months of treatment, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, Alyson used her cancer experience to write about themes such as gratitude, relationships, confidence and acceptance. With raw emotion Alyson candidly shares dark moments of her journey and speaks frankly about the fear and sadness cancer has brought into her young life. Believing that everything happens for a reason, she knows there is purpose in every challenge she will face living with incurable cancer. With unwavering optimism she looks through her hardships and her blogs articulate how she finds joy in even the most challenging of journeys. Full of stories, photos and lessons, Blogs for the Brain is an inspirational sampling of one woman’s mission to turn devastating tragedy into a life’s greatest opportunity.

Portions of the sales from this book supports brain cancer research.


About the Author

Woloshyn Calgary, Alberta
Alyson Woloshyn is a leader, event planner, athlete, consultant, motivational speaker, coach, and cancer survivor. Professionally she has worked in post secondary education in a number of roles including orientation, residence life, external relations, student affairs and enrolment services. As a community leader she has participated in planning major concerts, raised tens of thousands for local charities, and assisted in planning events such as the 2009 Juno Awards in Calgary and UW Canada Day in Waterloo. She currently works at the University of Calgary as the Director of Integrated Client Services.

Publish Date  December 15, 2010

Dimensions  Trade  150 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Self-Improvement

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Comments (3)


Woloshyn says

So great to see the comments. I forget the reader experience when they read this book. Lots of feedback on how I let people inside my life and talk about my relationships.

posted at 04:48pm Mar 20 PST


Wannamaker says

Just finished the book last night. Fantastic. I was so moved. It certainly prompted a few tears, but also much understanding and a whole bag of motivation. Thank you so much for baring your soul for the benefit of the rest of us. I loved the part when Alyson was talking about facing cancer with optimism, and asking Jared - really, was there any other way? That is so Alyson. And that is exactly why my reaction to her news about 22 months ago was that I was shocked and scared, but really I honestly and truly believed (and still do) that "it's Alyson. I don't give a crap what the stats say. It's Alyson. She is going to beat this. She is going to defy all the stats and odds. I have no question about it." Reading this book, I know I am right.

posted at 05:22pm Mar 05 PST


TrishL says

This book is amazing. I have read some of Alyson's blogs before, but to have them all together with the flow of the book was insightful and compelling.This book was thoughful, thought-provoking, beautiful and emotional. Tthe message in the book surprised me and truly inspired me in a way that I wasn't expecting. It made me think about my life and what choices I am making - how I can be more thoughtful and purposeful in my everyday living. The way that Alyson analyzes and connects to her thoughts and actions is something that I really don't think that a lot of people do. This book stays with you long after you have finished reading.

posted at 05:24pm Feb 25 PST


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