Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many are thinking about the various risk factors and wondering if lifestyle changes would help prevent breast cancer.  One lifestyle change receiving attention is the effect of exercise on preventing cancer.

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as staying or becoming physically active.  One study that included the exercise history of 15,000 women showed that those who engaged in strenuous…

There is an aura of mystery that has surrounded Craniosacral Therapy for a half a century and there is no “simple” answer to this question. Dr. John Upledger is today’s leading proponent and teacher of Craniosacral Therapy. There are different views of the energetic cosmos in which the body, emotions, mind and spirit are all transformations or expressions of basic energy and hopefully this brief summary will provide you with a simplistic view of his philosophy.

To begin, there is…

50/50 Chance

8th October 2012

Two years ago I was the primary caregiver for a family member that was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  She endured a lot over the course of a year, including five surgeries and six rounds of chemotherapy.  The day of her first surgery, when her cancer was formally diagnosed, the surgeon came to her room to check on her after surgery and informed us that the cancer had spread. He felt that 10 or 12 lymph nodes were involved and he pompously pronounced that she had a 50/50 chance…