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Foreword by Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author, Wellness Advocate and Cancer Thriver

Book Summary:

Movement is Medicine.

This holistic and full spectrum guide for women in cancer recovery incorporates safe, gentle and therapeutic Pilates and yoga exercises, inspirational poems and journaling. It has been endorsed by five medical professionals (including oncologists, urologists and gynecological surgeons).

If you’ve been struggling to get your body and your radiance back after cancer, this book will be a lifeline for you! It will help you:

•     Strengthen Abdominal Muscles

•     Increase Flexibility, Mobility, Posture and Balance

•     Relieve Back Pain

•     Exercise Safely With An Ostomy

•     Shift to a More Positive Mindset

•     Decrease Feelings of Isolation and Loneliness

•     Increase Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image

•     Regain A Sense of Hope and Excitement for the Future

About Emilee:

Emilee Garfield is a professional life coach, two time cancer survivor and has been a movement educator for 21 years, specializing in therapeutic Pilates and yoga. She helps women in cancer recovery overcome both emotional and physical scars, breaking through their pain, frustration and limiting beliefs.

After having chemotherapy and major abdominal surgery for Stage 3c ovarian cancer, she embarked on a mission to help other women in cancer recovery have a better quality of life. Emilee created the Cancer Core Recovery® Method to safely exercise after major abdominal surgery and while living with an ostomy.

Her fun and inspiring attitude and loving guidance attracts women worldwide to her online courses, one-on-one and group coaching, retreats and workshops.

Advance Praise:

“As a gynecological surgeon, I know that this isn’t easy territory. Surgery, recovery in a hospital, and then the cancer treatments can all conspire to rob women of any sense of control over their bodies.

Emilee shows women how to rebuild, refocus, and emerge stronger in a truly gentle and caring way. Her exercises are safe, gradual steps that women can do from their hospital beds to their own bedrooms to build endurance, confidence, and strength. It’s “progress, not perfection,” and Emilee’s book is there at your side along the journey to feeling whole again.

I wholeheartedly endorse Emilee’s cancer recovery plan and her spirit embodied in this unique book for women.”

—Ilana Cass, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

“Emilee has written a book that is perfect for all patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic surgery. Through her own experience, she has realized that recovery from surgery is not a race, but a journey. She embodies mind, body, and spirit to a successful restoration of excellent health. Emilee elicits safe and dependable mental and physical exercises for a solid core recovery. I will recommend this book to all my patients.”

—Beth Moore, MD, colorectal surgeon, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

“Her guide is effective for safely and gently stretching and strengthening the whole body. I recommend it to all of my patients.”

—Jason Snibbe, MD, Orthopedic Hip Institute. Beverly Hills

“What makes Reclaim Your Strength and Hope so unique is the fact that there is no other book on the market that safely coaches your recovery from day one—while still in the hospital bed!”

—Marie-José Blom, creator and president of SmartSpine Wellness System

“Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in Emilee Garfield’s Cancer Core Recovery® class. Members of my urology team, my husband, and my four-week-old newborn joined Emilee for a session. Our group of participants could not have been more diverse in regards to fitness levels and prior life events.

I commend Emilee for developing a mental and physical recovery program for patients after significant abdominal or pelvic surgery. As a urologist who focuses on pelvic wellness, I can affirm the need for such a positive recovery program after urologic treatments for cancer and other pathologies. Emilee’s book Reclaim Your Strength and Hope: Exercises for Cancer Core Recovery fills this void.

Patients will greatly benefit spiritually and physically from Emilee’s Cancer Core Recovery® program! Her never-quit attitude and “go big or go home” philosophy will facilitate others to be the best version of themselves during challenging times.”

—Alex Rogers, MD Urology, Santa Barbara