I have the most wonderful clients and I’m so honored that they allow me to journey with them. One of them is a young Lesbian woman whom I treated for several years. I still see her occasionally, and have her permission to tell her story.
She came to me because she was in a difficult relationship. She knew that she wasn’t happy and didn’t know what to do about it. Should she stay or should she go? She was a very successful scientist working primarily on cancer research, very bright and very much in her head. Her primary feelings were mad, glad, sad or bad.
During her first visit, she didn’t want to answer some “personal” questions which she didn’t see as relevant to what she was going through. She did work very hard and eventually came to realize that she was entitled to be in a warm and loving relationship. She learned to receive and didn’t always have to be the giver.
As luck would have it, she was offered a very high position in a biotech company in San Diego and moved there. She has a warm and loving relationship and realizes that she is worth having good things in her life.
Very unfortunately, she contracted ovarian cancer, and she is now a three (3) year ovarian cancer survivor. She decided that she wanted to do more than survive. She wanted to make a contribution and help others who are attacked by this horrible disease. She started THE CLEARITY FOUNDATION which helps fund research and helps cancer patients who can’t afford treatment. Please check out their web site.
A few weeks ago, THE CLEARITY FOUNDATION had a fund raiser at the new Academy of Science here in San Francisco. What a thrill it was to hear about some of the research which is focusing on individualized treatment of cancer based on a person’s genes.
As I said before, I am so honored to be allowed to accompany someone on a journey that starts with a small step and that can lead to help for so many others.
Thank you so much, Laura.