Rikki walks through the science while confronting dogma that limits how mind can transform body. She builds herself into a stem cell factory using Muay Thai kickboxing and vegetarian nutrition. Working through childhood wounds and mental limits with meditation and yoga, she finds her own power, as well as ways to show up for Linda and walk with her from the edge of death to a new life. Together, the two sisters beat the lymphoma—and, as they rediscover the intimacy and love of their innocent childhood, heal the intertwined roots of their family pain.
“Fascinating, engaging, and moving . . . on the level of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, with the immune system taking the place of the motorcycle.”
―Richard S. Marken, PhD, author of Controlling People: The Paradoxical Nature of Being Human
“A hard book to put down, and a gift that marks a path for others to follow. Inspiring!”
―C. Deborah Laughton, publisher and senior editor at Guilford Publications
“This is a story of relentless and unwavering improvement. . . . Read this tale of a badass who jumped into the ring with no hesitation, sparring with people half her age and double her size.”
―Jake Timoteo, Certified Personal Trainer and Muay Thai Fighter