Katrina Bos’ What If You Could Skip the Cancer? is a must-read for women who consider themselves to be chronic people-pleasers and who don’t take the time to care of their own health. Bos’ believe that women have to re-prioritize their lives so that they can put themselves towards the top of their priority list every day.
Bos’ book is heart-wrenching and informative at the same time. She believes that women must take care of their needs and not put their family’s needs above theirs. Women must redefine what it truly means to live. A woman’s life should be her own but not that of her spouses. In other words, women shouldn’t just take care of everyone else all the time and neglect themselves. This is a recipe for bad health and a lack of balance.
Katrina Bos was like many women today. She took care of her family and the house, and worked long hours on the farm. She felt overspent and undervalued all the time. She always felt drained of energy and vitality. But she just kept stuffing down how she truly felt and swallowing her dignity and pride until one day she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the very young age of 29. Her life was turned upside down as she was trying to make sense of it all. She was forced to change her ways and to re-prioritize her life and her priorities.
What If You Could Skip the Cancer? is about Bos’ journey and how she discovered who she truly was a little bit at a time. As she started to make major changes in her life, her outlook and health improved. So, ladies, don’t forget to listen to your hearts and respond to the emotions that you feel. Don’t just stuff them down. Listening to them is crucial for your life and well-being.