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Cancer and The Secret

Cancer and The Secret

by Regina Huelsenbeck

Positive thinking isn't everything; life has a rhythm we must honor for our own mental health.
Rhonda Byrne's metaphysical book and DVD, both titled The Secret, have challenged the consciousness of millions worldwide. The film has reportedly helped many people improve their lives by sharing a "secret," the metaphysical law of attraction. Essentially, this law states that what we think and feel will directly determine what we attract and thus experience, putting us each in control of manifesting the reality we wish to create.
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Regina HuelsenbeckRegina Huelsenbeck is Co-Chair of the mindfulness task force group in the San Diego Psychological Association and currently works at the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. She completed her doctoral research on the experience of living with cancer and additionally authored a chapter on this topic for the book Hope Begins in the Dark, created by award-winning NEWSWEEK journalist, Jamie Reno. She maintains a private practice supervised by Carrie Jaffe, PhD focused on mindfulness practices, cancer survivorship issues, coping with terminal and chronic illness, overcoming trauma, loss, depression, and creating life meaning., Dr. Huelsenbeck is also a cancer survivor herself, an avid blogger—, and professional speaker. For more information please visit Dr. Huelsenbeck's website at
I bought "the secret". watched it over and over. I thought the same thing. How can anyone stay positive all the time. like some fairy land. This is life! so the rhythm of life sounds much better. easier to except. so keep gratitude in my mind. That's it in a nutshell... thank u for this article!
Regina, Thank you soo much for this article on "the secret and cancer." I have been feeling just like sally lately - feeling bad for feeling bad. What you say makes so much sense to me. I don't normally write to people on the internet like this - so this goes to show how much help I have found your article. I look forward to reading your book!
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