Dr. Paulette Sherman

The Cancer Path

The Cancer Path:

A Spiritual Journey into Health, Wholeness & Love

Book #3

The Cancer Path
The Cancer Path

  Available Now!

(Volume 2 in a 4-book Cancer Path Series)         New Updates below!

By: Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman

Check out my NEW Indiegogo.com cancer video.

Dr. Sherman’s book, ‘The Cancer Path: A Spiritual Journey Into Healing, Wholeness & Love‘ was the Award-Winning Finalist in the Health/Cancer category in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

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BOOK #3 was inspired by my cancer journey.  The day before my 41st birthday I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, stage 2a.  This changed everything.  I was told that even with aggressive treatment there was a 25% chance the cancer could return, and if it spread, it would be incurable.  I was told I would lose all my hair, that I could not get pregnant for 5 years and that I might not be able to work, because I would be very tired.  I was quite the planner and suddenly it seemed like cancer was in charge, instead of me.

(The above video/interview was recently featured in The Huffington Post!)

I underwent a lumpectomy, 8 chemotherapy treatments and 6 weeks of daily radiation.  I had two weeks to decide how to proceed with my treatment and had very little understanding of breast cancer.  I felt like I was a plopped down in the middle of the Amazon Jungle with no map and I had to feel my way out.

Of course being faced with a life and death issue made me look deeper and question things.  I had lived a good life and felt complete but I received a message from my Higher Self that I still needed to leave a legacy of 22 books behind.  Since I had only published one book so far, this made me think that I might be sticking around for awhile.

I also tended to be the kind of person who felt that we were meant to learn from our earth experiences.  I knew there was a spiritual context for my illness and I wanted to grow from it.  I wanted to consult metaphysical and alternative healers as well as doctors, to examine myself on the level of mind, body, emotion and Spirit to see if there were any imbalances or blockages  that I could heal during this process.  I figured that taking the time to reflect and learn might inspire me and others who were on this same path.

Most people look at cancer as a scary, very negative thing to avoid.  I was positing that it could be a spiritual journey that leads to health, wholeness and love.  So far this has been true to me and I would be so happy if I can help even one person to feel this way as well.

So, tune in to see what transpires.  This is a work in progress but I hope to have this book out within 6 months time!  You can find more videos in my The Cancer Path Blog or on my YouTube The Cancer Path channel.

My Best in Love,  Paulette

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The Cancer Path is a memoir/self-help book about a woman who views cancer as spiritual path.  Dr. Sherman describes it as her ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ of cancer experience. As a psychologist , mother, wife and breast cancer survivor, Dr. Sherman viewed cancer as the zen stick that promoted self-care, healing and greater wholeness.  It was a springboard to examine her body, mind, emotions and Spirit.  This context made this challenging year of treatment an eternal gift. She wrote this book so that other cancer survivors could learn spiritual lessons  from their cancer experience too.  The Cancer Path  examines healing on the levels of mind, body, emotions and spirit, examining controversial questions related to cancer treatment, addressing coping strategies, healing resources and providing many practical tips along the way.  Dr. Sherman references over sixty books as milestones along your path. The Cancer Path will help you:
  • Feel less alone on this startling & challenging journey
  • Develop a Healing Team that supports you
  • Explore ways to process your emotions
  • Find Spiritual meaning in your illness
  • Choose positive thoughts and a powerful context about your cancer
  • Explore the research on controversial issues related to your cancer treatment
  • Examine diet, movement and alternative therapies for your body
  • Consider the role of meditation and prayer
  • Reflect upon the spiritual lessons you receive on your cancer path
  • Marry healing on all four levels for optimal holistic growth
…And so much more!
Book Details:

  The Cancer Path: A Spiritual Journey Into Healing, Wholeness & Love 

Paperback: 253 pages Publisher: Parachute Jump Publishing (March 22, 2013) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0-9852469-4-5 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches

To see video clips from Dr. Sherman about The Cancer Path topics,

go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCancerPath

Book reviews:
“Everyone wonders how they would confront cancer, should they develop it. Let Paulette Sherman be your guide. This is an inspiring account of her experience of breast cancer demonstrating courage, wisdom, resilience, and insight, told with love, compassion, and understanding.”
~ Larry Dossey, MD
“Paulette Sherman writes her beautiful story of healing, resilience and love. Read this book and discover how to conquer even your worst fears with love.”

-Eva Selhub, MD Author of, THE LOVE RESPONSE

“When we can love our fate and learn from our journey through hell, in one form or another, we become life coaches for others. Paulette’s experience can help guide you through the journey into cancer land and help you to find the path which will guide you out and learn how to be a survivor.”
-Bernie Siegel, MD Author of FAITH, HOPE & HEALING and HELP ME TO HEAL
“One does not know cancer until you experience it. The initial fear of the unknown shocks you into isolation and helpless. I understand this as the husband of a breast cancer survivor. And I also know that the courage from our spiritual nature brings hope and the resolve to fight. Paulette Sherman has described this beautifully in her struggle and victory. Her story of fear, spiritual healing, love and mind/body interventions is an outstanding plan for those in need.”
-Dr. James D Baird Author of HAPPINESS GENES
The Cancer Path is more than one woman’s journey through cancer; it is the most thorough guide I’ve ever read about navigating the cancer experience. This is the book I wish I’d had to guide me when I went through the cancer experience myself.”
-Randy Peyser Author of The Little Book of Big Epiphanies and Bald Courage.
“There has never been a more thoroughly written book on breast cancer. Paulette has detailed not only the real life experience of living with and surviving the cancer but also outlines in detail all the options available to women as they search for the best options.”
-Dr. John Salerno, The Salerno Center Author of The Silver Cloud Diet.
“Dr. Paulette Sherman demonstrates the power of spirituality and inner wisdom in dealing with difficult challenges in life. Illness is a spiritual journey and Paulette’s experience is an inspiring witness to the power of spirituality in each person’s life—in health and in illness. The book should be read by health professional students, for it reminds all caregivers to honor the whole person—mind, body and spirit.”
-Christina M. Puchalski, MD Physician Author of Time for Listening and Caring and Making Healthcare Whole Professor of Medicine, Director, The George Washington University’s Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish)
“Paulette Sherman’s moving story about her new life after cancer inspires all cancer survivors and, what is more, gives all of us powerful ideas and tools – like yoga – for handling any challenge in life.”
– Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor and yoga teacher Author Yoga Prescription: Using Yoga to Reclaim Your Life During and After Cancer
Founder of yoga4cancer and The Retreat Project
“As a physician, I have great admiration for people such as Paulette Sherman, who continue to live their best life despite their personal health obstacles and work hard to support others facing similar circumstances. I am so inspired by Paulette’s courage and positive energy, her resilience and ability to take all her challenges in stride. Her step by step, holistic approach is sure to be immensely helpful to those struggling to cope with a diagnosis of cancer.”
-Karen Levine-Tanco MD Beth Israel Hospital
“With the understanding befitting a psychologist and the chatty tone of your best friend, Sherman empowers her readers! Comprehensive, creative, practical and rich with resources, The Cancer Path offers something for everyone!”
-Susan Silberstein, PhD Author of Hungry for Health and Hungrier for HealthFounder Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
“Paulette was able to describe with a lot of sentiment her experience in the dramatic situation of breast cancer. She was able to transform the sadness of this experience into a positive feeling that she can transmit to other women in the same condition.”
-Dr. Virgilio Sacchini Breast Surgeon Sloan Kettering Hospital
“For most of my life I have taught about the ‘dark night of the soul’ and how each and every person goes through this transformational process at least once per lifetime in one form or another. Paulette Kouffman Sherman has been through this process in the form of cancer and survived to tell about it. There are only two ways we can all go through our ‘dark night’…the easy way or the hard way; The Cancer Path: A Spiritual Journey into Healing, Wholeness & Love offers the reader some clear and insightful methods for turning even the most difficult path into a journey of love, healing, and personal mastery.”

-Michael Mirdad Bestselling Author of Healing the Heart & Soul and You’re Not Going Crazy . . . You’re Just Waking Up!