Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Either someone we love has been diagnosed or someone we know has fought cancer and won. Maybe you are a survivor yourself. But the facts remain: In the U.S., 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes; however, early detection is essential to survival. Cancer Schmancer was created by Fran Drescher of the hit TV series, The Nanny. Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer and beat it. She was misdiagnosed and treated for a condition she didn’t have. After two years, eight doctors, countless tests and medications, her worst fears were confirmed—that she did, in fact, have cancer. In 2002, she wrote the book Cancer Schmancer to tell her story of survival and hopefully to prevent the same thing from happening to other women. Drescher started the Cancer Schmancer Movement and Cancer Schmancer Foundation to transform women from patients into medical consumers and to shift the priority from searching for a cure towards prevention and early detection. The main objective of Cancer Schmancer is to promote smart consumerism and to provide tools for education and prevention.
Bastyr University recently received regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for its new California campus in San Diego. The NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The documentary film The Highest Pass, winner of the Spotlight Award at Topanga a n d t h e Audience Award at San Diego Film Festival, premieres at Santa Monica’s Laemmle Theater on Friday, April 27. During the opening weekend, it is estimated that there will be five showings daily. Show times have not yet been announced. In addition, following each of the main evening showings, filmmakers Adam Schomer and Jon Fitzgerald, Sattva guru Anand Mehrotra, and others will be leading a Q & A session.
The Golden Heart Spiritual Center, founded by pastors Ted Stefan and Liza Glazer, is hosting Art in the Park on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event, which has become somewhat of a staple according to Golden Heart’s Leigh Denham, will be held at Roxbury Park, which is located at 471 South Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills.
The Wendy Walk was formed by the children of Wendy Landes (Matt, Ali and Jackie) three years ago to support her when she was diagnosed with Liposarcoma, a rare and dangerous form of cancer. This year’s Wendy Walk in the Los Angeles area will be held on May 6 at 10 a.m. at Santa Monica Beach.
Healing Hands Healing Heart Clinic is one of Long Beach’s best kept secrets. The clinic, headed by Reverend Chris LaFlamme, has been offering energy healing services on a donation basis for the past five years. LaFlamme, along with Francis Tomich, started the clinic as part of their certification requirement while attending The Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy.
Tony Burroughs, co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good, will conduct a 40-city tour through July to discuss his latest book, The Law of Agreement, and host Intenders Circles. The bestselling author, storyteller and community-maker who has been living by the Laws of Manifestation for more than 25 years will share his heartfelt visions and insights of self-empowerment on April 7 in Temecula and April 10 in San Diego.
The theme for Agape International Spiritual Center’s Revelation Conference 2012 will be “Blissiplines for Life!” Followers of Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of Agape, know that he has a penchant for coining words that combine two concepts—in this case bliss and discipline. This theme will be carried through the event running from Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29. Revelation Conference 2012 is being held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel.
A new movie, released by Samuel Goldwyn Films, written and produced by Austin Vickers and directed by award-winning Scott Cervine is coming to town: People v. The State of Illusion debuts in Los Angeles this month. Reviewers for The Huffington Post and others have called the film “A Must See” and compared the feature-length film to What The Bleep Do We Know? hailing the documentary as a powerful and compelling exploration of the science and power of perception and imagination, as well as a treatise on how habitual thoughts shape our reality.
The opportunity of this age is to explore the challenge of being spiritually awake, aware and aligned with our soul’s purpose while also engaging effectively in the material/physical world. Revealed through a long-term practice in the Akashic Records, Linda Howe, founder and director of the Center for Akashic Studies, has learned simple yet powerful strategies for navigating this reality. Using her Pathway Prayer Process, Howe employs the Records as an infinite spiritual resource for personal empowerment and consciousness development. She has developed effective spiritual practices for navigating the shift.