One of my own great journeys into healing occurred as the result of getting cancer. While not a particularly fun period in my life, it certainly was very instrumental in deepening my awareness both of myself and of others whose lives were dramatically altered by such intrusive events. My illness impacted all areas of my life and my being—physically, emotionally and spiritually—and the subsequent healing process brought the realization that illness has the power to move us into greater wholeness. It also laid the foundation for understanding the struggles other people encounter in dealing with illness. Preface.