Twenty-three years ago our guest blogger was diagnosed with Leukemia. Quite a shock, she attests. The shock was made more so because she had lost a fiance eight years earlier to this disease. It wasn&#039;t pretty. In fact, it was so *not* pretty that it directed the way she thought of health and wellness for the rest of her life. She came out of that experience with one crystal clear thought: &quot;I am NOT dying THAT way.&quot; Thus began her odyssey to find what alternatives were out there.