If you or someone you care about is battling breast cancer, you know that maintaining a positive attitude is an invaluable tool for healing. Inkspirations for Breast Cancer Survivors was created by Beverly Vote, a breast cancer survivor, to help you de-stress, recharge, and renew so that you can awaken your healer within.
Over two decades ago, Beverly Vote was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38. With a bleak diagnosis, and few resources, she felt helpless, overwhelmed, and alone. The experience forced her to dig deep into her emotional and physical wellspring to awaken the healer within. In the fight for her life, she gave herself permission to spend less time with people who were negative and controlling and she welcomed more hope, joy, courage, and passion into each day. She soldiered through, and after two years of surgeries, treatment, and a learning curve about how she could empower herself, her prognosis improved--25 years later she remains cancer free.
In 2006, she founded Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, an award-winning publication to empower and encourage anyone facing the challenges of breast cancer.
"We are all so unique and one healing size does not fit all," she explains. "Putting together our life after diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. Coloring is a great healing tool to relax and let our feelings flow without being critical or judgmental about what is being released. It doesn't matter if our coloring book is a scribbling mess, an angry expression, or a soft gentle scrawl. What does matter is that we get into it however we want. It is during these times of reflective coloring that our dormant strengths and desires begin to emerge."
The book features artwork from artist Ann-Margret Hovsepian paired with uplifting quotes and positive, healing affirmations specific to the breast cancer journey. Featuring 31 pages on heavy stock, and a special lay-flat binding for easy opening and coloring, it's both a calming escape and a creative rallying cry to help people put their strongest selves forward for their most important fight.