Sunday, July 7, 2013

OUTSHINE An Ovarian Cancer Memoir by KAREN INGALLS

Outshine - An Ovarian Cancer Memoir
Outshine - An Ovarian Cancer Memoir

“The beauty of the soul, the real me and the
real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation.”

When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage II Ovarian Cancer, she realized how little she knew about what was once called “the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, Ingalls redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality. In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that “the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation.” Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir is a story of survival, and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover.

**Proceeds from each sale will be donated directly to ovarian cancer research.


Karen Ingalls


About The Author

A finalist in the 2012 Midwest Book Awards for two categories: health and self-help.
Karen Ingalls is a retired RN and has a master’s degree in human development. She faced the challenge of ovarian cancer with the same tools when she dealt with abuse, alcoholic parents, divorce, and untimely deaths. Her mission is to do everything she can to provide information about this lesser known disease, and offer inspiration to women and their families. Proceeds go to ovarian cancer research.
She volunteers for Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida.
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Book Reviews

“Karen’s experience with complementary therapies may help women find ways to deal with the stresses and anxieties of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.”
—Dr. Mary Gallenberg, American Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and American-certified in internal medicine and oncology
“This is a story of illness, faith, and courage. You will get tears in your eyes when you learn Ingalls has cancer. You will root for her during treatment and aftercare. You will cheer when you learn she is cancer-free. Engagingly written, this book isn’t just for those who have cancer. . . . it is for all who face life’s challenges, quell their fears, and learn to live each day to the fullest.”
—Harriet Hodgson, author of The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul and 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey: Words of Comfort, Words of Hope
"An open, honest and emotional account of courage and cognition shared by a woman looking into the face of her own mortality. Karen shares her gifts of endurance and positive mental attitude, demonstrating how to delight in Gods everyday presence. There is much to be learned; it is a true story that leaves you warmed. It's a Love story. Karen, with her husband Jim, blend their fears and tears, their generous spirits, success and happiness. The challenges faced each day are powerful reminders how this could be anyone's personal journey. The tears, smiles, some chuckles and situations that warmed our hearts."
Stan & Jayne Hamerski - Victoria, MN

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, M.C.V. for the opportunity to share my book. Ovarian cancer is the "silent killer" so it is important to get the information about its subtle symptoms out to as many people as possible. Your help is appreciated.