The Enneagram Of Personality: 9 Ways To View The World

The Enneagram of Personality is a model of the human psyche, which describes nine personality types (also called "Ennea types"). Understand the world of Enneagram and discover...
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Enneagram Type 9: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 9 personality (The Peacemaker) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 7 personality

Enneagram Type 7: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 7 personality (The Enthusiast) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 6 personality

Enneagram Type 6: Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 6 personality (The Loyalist) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 5 personality

Enneagram Type 5: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 5 personality (The Investigator) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
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Enneagram Type 4: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 4 personality (The Individualist) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 3

Enneagram Type 3: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 3 personality (The Achiever) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 2 reformer

Enneagram Type 2: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 2 personality (The Helper) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 1: strengths and stressors

Enneagram Type 1: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 1 personality (The Reformer) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
enneagram type 8 personality

Enneagram Type 8: Typical Stressors & Strengths

The Enneagram Type 8 personality (The Challenger) marches to its own drum beat, i.e. a different set of motivations, desires and fears from the...
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Ennea Type Summary: 9 Personality Types of The Enneagram

Your Ennea type describes your personality. Understanding your personality is very important, because you gain insights into the deep-rooted motivations, desires and fears that...

Presence Practice: The Antidote To Stress

The Presence Practice is a unique and powerful 13-minute guided meditation that brings you back to the here-and-now, instead being trapped in the past...
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Contribute to Cancer Awakens: Be Our Guest Author

The Cancer Awakens blog offers carefully curated insights on Holistic & Integrated approaches to Cancer, inspiring Thriver stories, latest research, book & movie reviews...
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Connection Between Stress And Cancer Recovery

You know that stress and cancer recovery are deeply connected. But do you know how stressed you are and where is your stress coming...
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Cancer Diagnosis: After The Shock, What Next?

After a cancer diagnosis, you may feel the end is near. But there is good evidence to suggest that you can survive and even...
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My Cancer Is Me: Is That Possible?

We often ask 'Why me?' after a cancer diagnosis. But we don't realise that 'My cancer is me'. Yes, that's right. Cancer is a...
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Choices That Can Change Your Life – Caroline Myss

You are the product of your choices you make ... and these are the choices that can change your life. Caroline Myss, the five-time...

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Stress, Immunity and Illness: Recognising The 5 Levels Of Stress

There is a close connection between stress, immunity and illness. Nilima Bhat throws light on the proven science of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI): How stress and...

E-Books: By Cancer Awakens (Free Download)

Free Downloads! The Cancer Awakens team has carefully curated and compiled our key articles into eBooks that are easy to download, print and share. Words...

Being Cancer

As a cancer patient, you're always looking out for stories of cancer survivors and cancer thrivers to give you courage and hope. Cancer Thriver,...
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The Legacy of Menla: Tibetan Medicine and Cancer

Two young filmmakers go on a journey of discovery, following an Tibetan Medicine expert as he treats people with cancer.
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Holistic Healing For Cancer: 4 Ways To Look At Illness

To achieve holistic healing for cancer, it's important to do understand how your body works. It helps you open new lines of enquiry into your...

Top 20 Book Recommendations

Books can be your best friend during your cancer journey. They guide you, inspire you and help you come to terms with your situation....

You Can Conquer Cancer (Ian Gawler): Book Review

Remarkable for its clarity, simplicity and authenticity, this powerful book outlines a truly integrated and holistic approach to cancer. It emphasises diet, power of the mind, meditation, family/social support and the spiritual dimension, as important factors in healing.
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Tips For Caregivers: Help Yourself, Along With Your Loved One

If you have been suddenly thrust into the challenging role of a caregiver, a road map can be helpful. Nilima Bhat, a caregiver herself,...
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Thriving After Cancer Is Possible

Cancer survior adopts a pet crab and transforms his life watch and share the video
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Basics of Cancer: The Cell That Forgot To Die (1 of...

Cancer basics - how a malignant tumour develops, spreads, kills and dies.

Cancer: The Unexpected Guru (Jeff Foster)

A cancer diagnosis is not the end of your life, perhaps it's an invitation to introspect and heal thyself. A beautiful article by Jeff Foster

Holistic Cancer Care Centre Treats Mind, Body And Spirit

The Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center offers holistic care and "ambient experiences" to reduce stress in patients undergoing treatment.

Good Data On The Effects Of Yoga On Cancer

Dr. Jaya Juturi, a Dallas oncologist also suggests a complementary treatment not found in any pharmacy: Yoga
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Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (1 of 3)

Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.
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Positive Thinking And Cancer Survival: Is There A Link?

Positive thinking and cancer survival are deeply connected. Our language and mindset about cancer reflects how we see cancer. The negative vocabulary around the...

4 Genes Associated with Increased Risk of Colo-rectal Cancer Identified

A research team has identified variations in genes that are linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
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Pink Glove Dance (Breast Cancer)

Vincent Medical Center and Medline come together with the Pink Glove Dance- a fun take on spreading Breast Cancer awareness.
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Last Interview: Tony Greig (Lung Cancer)

Battling lung cancer since he was diagnosed in October, Tony Greig died too swiftly and too soon.
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The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch (Pancreatic Cancer)

Inspiring talk by Randy Pausch, diagnosed with terminal cancer, speaking about the important things in life.
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Cancer: Immune System, States of Mind and Health

This interview points out the power of choice and intention to improve health and well-being. Terms like "have to" are deleterious to our health

Shanti Avedna Ashram: Dying with Dignity

Hospices, such as Shanti Avedna Ashram ensure a dignified passage for the terminally ill by making available unconditional love and support.

Brian’s Song: Movie Review

Brian's Song is an outstanding film which portrays the value of true friendship and unyielding support during the difficult cancer journey

Letters To God: Movie Review

'Letters To God' is an entertaining, emotional and inspiring story about an 8-year old boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him.

Cancer Poem By Saurabh Dubey

A poem on cancer, written by Saurabh Dubey, one of our Guest Authors

Wit: Movie Review

Wit is a movie about a woman's journey with ovarian cancer. Dr. Vivian Bearing, played by Emma Thompson, finally realises the importance of human connection and empathy through her cancer.

My Life Without Me: Movie Review

Ann, a young mother of two, faces a grim cancer diagnosis. From despair to empowerment, this is a movie about new-found hope and meaning.

Ikiru: Movie Review

A powerful film (by Akira Kurosawa) on how it is important to 'seize the moment' and not postpone living life to the full and leave it until it is too late!

Dying Young: Movie Review

This movie is about a young man diagnosed with leukemia and his companion who helps him look at life anew!

Life As A House: Movie Review

In this heart-warming father-son movie, Kevin Kline and Hayden Christensen show us that is never too late to right the wrongs of the past and rebuild that which has been left derelict – whether it is a home, a habit or a relationship.

Cancer Basics – eBook

What is Cancer? How does it occur? Stages of Cancer. Read this ebook for a quick overview.
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Smoking Kills: A Parody By Dr. Dilip Nadkarni

Enjoy Dr. Dilip Nadkarni's light-hearted and thought provoking song on the cancerous effects of smoking.
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Death & Loss: When I Die (8 of 8)

Philip Gould, given 3 months to live, says there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration for the terminally ill

Death & Loss: Quotes (7 of 8)

A compilation of insightful quotes to reflect upon the mystery of Death.
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Death & Loss: Top Five Regrets Of The Dying (5 of...

An excerpt from Bronnie Ware's article, with simple and powerful insights that are relevant for those who are dying (as well as for everyone else!)

Death & Loss: What Actually Happens At The Time Of Death?...

Hospice nurses Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley identify the important signs just prior to and up to the time of death, so you know what to expect and ways in which you can ease the passing.
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How Holistic Cancer Treatment Can Aid Healing

Many people have a very limited understanding of what holistic cancer treatment actually is. In fact, the words holistic and integrated cancer treatments are...
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Life Lessons From Cancer: How To Make Meaning

Most people would like to put the traumatic cancer experience behind them. This is natural and understandable. But if you reflect carefully you will...
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Holistic And Integrated Approaches: Are They Effective?

Cutting-edge research - why the world's top cancer centres are embracing integrative medicine

Conventional Cancer Treatment: Cancer Basics (Part 4 of 4)

Mainstream (allopathic) cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biotherapy.
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What Causes Cancer: Cancer Basics (Part 3 of 4)

Understanding Tendencies and Triggers can help prevent the occurence and recurrence of cancer.

Impact of Dietary Habits On Breast Cancer: The China Study

In his book 'The China Study', T. Colin Campbell presents strong evidence, which correlates dietary habits with breast cancer.
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If Only For A Second – Mimi Foundation Video

Mimi Foundation spreads joy by giving a unique makeover experience to 20 cancer patients.

CanSupport: Seizing The Opportunity To Serve

Harmala Gupta talks about CanSupport's free home-care program for advanced cancer patients in Delhi and surrounding areas.

The Journey (Brandon Bays): Book Review

Brandon Bays not only freed herself of cancer but also helped thousands of people across the world, with her powerful healing approach called 'The Journey'

Terms of Endearment: Movie Review

This rom-com-drama centers around a complex mother-daughter relationship and its unexpected turn when the daughter is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Cancer Thrivers Create ‘The New Normal’

Surviving cancer - the five things that successful thrivers do, which you can learn from.

It’s How You Take It: Your Mindset Impacts Cancer

Cancer is not the end of life; it is the beginning of a new life. Here are some inspiring and useful examples of such individuals and support organizations.

Hoops & Dreams: Kids Have A Ball!

A playful activity for children with cancer, turns into an impromptu basketball game where everyone joins in!

Terry Fox Run In Bangalore: A Huge Success!

2000 Bangaloreans participate in the 2011 Terry Fox run and raise Rs.15 lakhs (USD 30,000) for Cancer research!

One Renegade Cell (Robert Weinberg): Book Review

What really goes on inside the cancer cell? Renowned cell-biologist Robert Weinberg takes us on an illuminating journey.

Pessimism Predicts Mortality in Cancer Patients

Research reveals the striking association between pessimism and death, and also between optimism and the easing of pain.

Quality Of Relationships Impacts Stress Levels

Research shows a direct correlation between emotional support and stress levels.

Love Story: Movie Review

"Love means never having to say sorry". Watch this classic, touching movie about the joy of young love and the pain of eternal separation.

Caring For Children With Cancer: My Experience

An intern's account of her experiences at Samiksha, an exclusive learning and activity centre for children with cancer.

Anand: Movie Review

In laughter, he breathes his last. This is the story of Anand, who turned his cancer into a joyous experience that touched many lives.

Final Gifts (Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley): Book Review

How patients and care-givers can cope with Death, by embracing, rather than fighting the inevitable.

Getting Well Again (Carl & Stephanie Simonton): Book Review

A review of the classic book "Getting Well Again" by Carl & Stephanie Simonton, whose successful approach is based on changing a person's attitude to their illness and its treatment.

Pleural Mesothelioma: A Rare Type Of Cancer

PleuralMesothelioma.com is dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with this deadly pulmonary cancer.

Think Positive, Live Longer

Research shows that optimists live longer after their cancer diagnosis, irrespective of other crucial factors like stage of disease and type of cancer.

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (3 of 3)

'Hope' Vs. 'Dread': The key to Carl & Stephanie Simonton's successful approach to Cancer, based on Relaxation and Positive Mental Imagery.

American Cancer Society

A comprehensive website which provides lots of relevant medical information regarding cancer, addressing both patients and care-givers. A great complement to Cancer Awakens!

Cancer As A Turning Point (Lawrence LeShan): Book Review

A landmark book about how cancer can trigger a change of direction, leading to a happier, more fulfilled and healthier life. It includes powerful exercises which help patients create a healing program for themselves.

The Healing Power of Illness (Dethlefsen & Dahlke): Book Review

Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke explain their powerful insight: "Illness comes to heal us".

Spontaneous Healing (Andrew Weill): Book Review

The doctors told her she wouldn't live, let alone be able to have children. But Kristin Killops used alternative medicine and her own strong will-to-live to bring about spontaneous healing. Read her amazing story!

Anatomy Of The Spirit (Caroline Myss): Book Review

Caroline Myss makes visible the direct and powerful correlation between the anatomy of our body and that of our Spirit. Read this book for stunning insights into your illness and health.

Partnering To Heal: Can Marital Conflict Lower Immunity?

Marital stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment can adversely affect the immune system and slow down healing. Research confirms this and the results are compelling.

Karunashraya: An Abode of Peace

Karunashraya offers palliative care to advanced stage cancer patients, so they can experience comfort, peace and dignity in the final stage of their disease.

The Bucket List: Movie Review

Tragic, comic and ultimately, an inspiring movie about the choices we can make to look at terminal illness in another light.

Reinventing Medicine (Larry Dossey): Book Review

According to Larry Dossey, Era-3 medicine will be based on what he calls the "non-local mind".

Power of Confession: Relieve Stress & Improve Immunity

Sharing your feelings about traumatic events may be difficult, but it can lead to significant health benefits.
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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center ‘Roar Music’ Video

Connecticut Children's Medical Center with 10-year-old Morgan Platt inspire children Katy Perry's song "Roar."
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The Cancer Rosetta: How Different Healing Systems Understand Cancer

Powerful and unique insights to help you 'decode' cancer.

You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay): Book Review

World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay, herself a cancer survivor, explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness.

Learn EFT with Gary Craig

Emotional Freedom Techniques are gaining increasing popularity around the world for quick and immediate relief from emotional and physical problems. Let us understand it...

Cancer Compass

A popular forum for discussions about the various issues around cancer. Cancer Compass is a forum where you can discover and share cancer-related information...

Research Suggests Cancer Is A Modern (And Man-made) Disease

Environmental and lifestyle factors are the most likely causes of cancer, according to a new study, which finds little evidence of the disease in ancient times.

Cancer Forums

Great source for answers to the most common cancer questions.

Guided Imagery Improves Cancer Survival Rates

Guided imagery and hypnotherapy strengthen immunity

Maria Claudia’s Win Over Breast Cancer Using Complementary Therapies

52-year-old Maria Claudia White's story of overcoming breast cancer

Support Groups Can Double Cancer Survival Rates

In 1989, Dr. David Spiegel discovered that among breast cancer patients, women who received social support lived twice as long as the women who did not.
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Kids Battling Cancer Sing Wavin’ Flags

Camp Simcha 2010's summer music project on Wavin' Flag to generate pediatric cancer awareness.

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

CPAA is one of India's leading cancer support organisations. It is very active in providing a range of services in the 'Total Management of Cancer'.

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