Barbara's Delinky's book, UPLIFT: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors , is now in a 10th anniversary edition. This book helps women at a terrifying time. It boosts their spirits, convinces them that they will get through treatment and thrive.
It makes them smile in the dark of the night – and this is important. There are, in fact, studies suggesting that emotions affect body chemistry, that happiness leads to an increase in illness-fighting cells in the bloodstream, that laughter can reduce pain. Does smiling actually make us live longer? I don’t know about that. But it sure enhances our quality of life.
Not only is this book special to Barbara Delinsky because she is a survivor herself, but it also helps fund breast cancer research because she donates all of her proceeds to support a breast surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (see http://uplift.barbaradelinsky.com/books/uplift/what-uplift-does/ and http://uplift.barbaradelinsky.com/barbaras-charitable-foundation/).
UPLIFT is not a medical book, but rather, a compilation of practical tips and anecdotes in the words of survivors, their families, and their friends.
UPLIFT fits in perfectly with the spirit of StillABabe.com because the book is meant to be entirely upbeat and full of hope.