Here We Grow
Mindfulness Through Cancer and Beyond
After a lifetime of seeking all things spiritual, wellness, and at times woo-woo, Paige Davis finds herself facing a breast cancer diagnosis at thirty-eight years old. But she quickly realizes that cancer isn’t her crisis point; rather, it is a landing pad of experiences inviting her to integrate her mind, body, and spirit, find peace in the present moment, and heal from the inside out. She embraces cancer through a lens of love rather than as a battle to be fought.
In Here We Grow, Davis provides a refreshing new paradigm of integrative living that doesn’t deny the hardship of a situation but instead encourages meeting difficulty through embodied heart-centered presence. Utilizing mindfulness, meditation, and mind-body disciplines, she shares a tool kit for transformation as she learns to befriend her body, cope through compassion, face survivor’s guilt, create a “new normal” post treatment, and discover the unexpected awakening of intuition and open-heartedness in the healing journey. Filled with honesty, humor, and present-moment awareness that reveals our true capacity for joy, connection, grace, and resilience, Here We Grow is Davis’s story of meeting fear and uncertainty with mindfulness, meaning, and the unconditional love inherent in us all. Read an excerpt >>>
“An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight…very readable, surprisingly enjoyable, and truly uplifting.”
Praise for Here We Grow
Here We Grow by Paige Davis is something special. A ‘can’t put it down’ good story. Yes. But also—truly—a manual for how to get the very most out of one’s journey through illness—be it cancer or something else. Here We Grow is must reading for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. But also for anyone who just wants some guidelines for how to live fully—body, mind, and spirit—no matter what. I love this book.
Paige Davis’s honest account of her heart-wrenching and redemptive journey moved me deeply. Here We Grow left me with hope and encouragement for the human spirit and the reminder that if I’m willing to keep opening up to what’s possible, I just might find myself in a place more beautiful than I could have imagined. It was a privilege to accompany Davis on her journey and I am grateful she chose to share her inspiring story. Beautiful!
Here We Grow made the rounds of carpool line, the baseball fields, and everything in-between because I couldn’t put it down! Paige’s ability to manage her diagnosis and treatment with as much poise, grace, and humor, while still being present to the hardship of her journey, is inspiring. Here We Grow is a guidebook for not only people with cancer, but for anyone facing a challenge. Paige’s authentic and relatable story makes you understand that how we respond to life’s inevitable hardships is a choice and we can choose to be miserable, or to grow and evolve in miraculous ways!
Paige Davis’s honesty, grit, and humor as she faces the reality of living the life of a survivor is refreshing and relevant. I feel like I discovered a friend who gets it – the challenges, the fears, and the heartbreaking moments that ultimately make us wholehearted.
Paige Davis details her journey in an entirely human and authentic way, allowing the reader to empathize while also understanding the psychosocial, physical, and spiritual reality of a cancer diagnosis. A must-read for anyone who has been down this road personally, or witnessed someone they love diagnosed.
In her compelling narrative, Here We Grow, Paige Davis embraces meditation and mindfulness practices which not only help her navigate the stress of cancer treatments, but soon help her to open her heart to herself, her body, and her life. Her story shares how an unexpected diagnosis can serve as a perfectly timed entrée into a path of heart-centered awakening.
In this brave and tender memoir, Paige Davis navigates breast cancer with the explicit knowledge that there’s more to her life than her sick body and her anxious thoughts. Through it all, she listens to her spirit, a still, quiet voice within, which guides and reassures her. Davis recovers on multiple levels and learns valuable lessons—each a gift for which she is grateful. Acceptance, surrender, presence, and compassion pave the way from fear to love. This, Davis reminds us in her heartfelt book, is the ultimate journey.
Here We Grow will change the way you live. Paige’s ability to stay present and open to receiving help from others is moving as she deals with the anguish of disease in a productive and positive way. The characters in her life are equally endearing and I found myself both laughing and crying as her tender perspective unfolds. This is an extraordinary ride through a journey of self-discovery providing tangible tools for anyone facing uncertainty.
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