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Beverly Kirkhart    

Cancer Survivor, Co-Author of "Chicken Soup For The Surviving Soul" and Author of "My Healing Companion"

Every day thousands of people become victims of life shattering events-like a cancer diagnosis. Instantly, they are faced with the challenge of how to thrive and persevere in the face of adversity. A breast cancer survivor since 1993, Beverly Kirkhart is the author of My Healing Companion, and the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories About Those Who Have Survived Cancer.

Drawing on her own experience with professional and personal setbacks and her ability to create opportunity from adversity, Beverly Kirkhart delivers a powerful message with a personal touch. Her popular Empower Yourself Through Words inspirational workshops include strategy-packed sessions from her book, My Healing Companion.

After conquering cancer, Beverly Kirkhart made the decision to devote her life to helping other cancer victims take control of their lives. In 1996, she co-founded the highly-regarded Breast Resource Center of Santa Barbara with surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Susan Love and several other concerned survivors. Filling a much-needed gap for information and emotional support, the center sponsors a lending library, computer access to medical databases, a survivor mentoring program, and support groups, among other services.

From self-discovery to medication to asking for and giving support-and more-Beverly Kirkhart offers practical and proven ways professionals, caregivers, cancer patients, and others can "turn their setbacks into comebacks" and emerge as stronger, more positive people!

Beverly Kirkhart's My Healing Companion has sold over 150,000 copies. Designed to serve as a self-guided journal for anyone facing cancer (or any disease or disability), the book shares Kirkhart's experiences coping, adjusting and turning her cancer experience into a positive force in her life. There's also helpful healing exercises and ample space for readers to record their own journey of self-realization and empowerment, while finding serenity on their road to survival.

On behalf of Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories About Those Who Have Survived Cancer one of the most successful books in the acclaimed series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, with over 600,000 copies in print Beverly Kirkhart has traveled the country as the book's official spokesperson, and teamed up with Canfield to present two-day multimedia seminars about creating self-esteem and peak performance in the work place.

Beverly Kirkhart has been heard by millions across the country as a guest on national television and radio station as well as featured keynote speaker and workshop leader for such organizations as: the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Oncology Nurses Society, the Southern California Society of Radiation Therapists, and the Scripps Foundation, among other cancer research, non-profit groups, and medical centers.

Beverly Kirkhart resides in Santa Barbara, California where she continues to devote her life to helping patients everywhere to take control of their lives, and turn their setbacks into comebacks.

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