I'm responding to our posting of 6/13...hope it's o:k: even though not exactly timely. I only joined the group recently and first read
your subject today.
It has been scientifially and medically proven that stress has a negative effect upon
our immune systems. Of course, our immune
systems are responsible to handle cancers, in
addition to other illnesses. Makes sense that cancer (breast or any other type) could
get a stronghold and begin to grow when one
is stressed and the immune system is compromised as a consequence.
I beleive that all of us have unhappiness from time to time in our lives whether we
recognize/address it or not. None of us are stress free and happy 100% of the time. It is not within the realm of human existence.
However, prolonged stressors will certainly
contribute to disease of one kind or another. (Even the Buddhist Monks aren't
mellow 24/7.) I believe the key is balance. When we have stress, we must do all that we can to reduce it and address the root problem in a positive way and get back on track. For some, that is prayer for others it is meditation or relaxation techniques, for others it is exercise or a nice whirlpool bath...whatever works and relaxes us and stimulates our thought processes into action. I say keep reading those books. It's like anything else: Take what you can use and leave the rest. We need all the positives we can get into our lives. Anything which helps us explore our options and potential toward a better life is a good thing.
love, light and laughter,