Barbara Brenner changed our understanding of breast cancer and women’s health activism. As director of Breast Cancer Action for nearly 20 years, she challenged corporate fundraising, the emphasis on awareness campaigns and the false representation of early detection as prevention. When she was diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS, she used her skills and scientific knowledge to advocate for herself and others with that illness. A new book, So Much to Be Done, collects Brenner’s writings about breast cancer, ALS, living and dying. We speak with her life partner, Susie Lampert, and former BCA communications director Angela Wall.
Are you more afraid of success than failure?
Do you undervalue your worth?
Are you unaware of the limitations that keep you from flourishing in your life, work, and relationships?These can be reasons why almost half of American adults are not “thriving,” according to a 2011 Gallup poll. Transformational leadership coach and author Donna Stoneham discusses the obstacles to thriving and how to overcome them in The Thriver’s Edge. We discuss how to thrive in a time of increasing fear and despair.