Originating from our own experience with breast cancer in 2003, we became aware that surviving cancer requires not just physical stamina, but ALSO time to process the many emotional and spiritual challenges it brings.
Together we have created a place where people diagnosed with cancer come to deal with the difficult aspects of cancer, meet others and find strength.
Our motivation is to bring together people who want to further explore their cancer journey, focusing on living more fully and authentically - mind, body & spirit. Personally, we are strong believers in giving back, simplifying, friendship, and spending meditative time in nature. We are also working to minimize our footprint on this earth.
I believe cancer is truly a journey of the mind and heart. I am forever changed because of the beautiful individuals who have passed through our door and become friends through our Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the discipline and counseling skills of a lawyer would mix so perfectly with the compassion that comes from being an eight year cancer survivor, and the empathy of being an ordained minister. Add on the role of professional negotiator and yoga therapist and you get a wonderful "life smoothie".
Shannon is a(n): Ordained Interfaith Minister, with Alliance of Divine Love, Certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga for the Heart and Restorative Yoga, for people dealing with life-threatening illness, and Attorney, licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Like Shannon I come with a wide array of talents from my Engineering and Computer background as well as skills in more creative endeavors like carpentry, landscape design, nature photography, and Conga drumming.
We are both outdoor enthusiasts and believe in the rejuvenating power of nature. Most important, however, is our joint belief in service to others. I truly believe that the positive impact you have on another is returned to you ten fold. I have been positively impacted by so many wonderful people in my life - now it’s my turn to return the favor.
Spring 2013: We are excited to welcome Cheryl Lecroy to Wind River as a new outreach partner to offer nutritional support for cancer survivors. Through Wind River, Cheryl now offers nutrition and wellness support and programs to cancer survivors and cancer support groups in the upstate of South Carolina, as well here in North Carolina. If you would like to meet with Cheryl or have her present the colorful Rainbow of nutrition for your group, you can contact her through Wind River or directly at email@example.com
... When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I immersed myself with diet and nutrition data from every popular book on the market. I quickly became overwhelmed with conflicting information and I didn’t know whether to become vegan, vegetarian, raw or carnivore. Each cancer specific diet recommendation had the science to back up the claim but each sent me in a different direction. I worked with Dr. Chasse Bailey Dorton, ( a doctor, a breast cancer survivor, and an integrative nutrition specialist) to help me find my perfect direction as a “flexitarian”
I now have a passion to help other survivors find their nutritional direction, feel better and get healthy with a simple, fun and easy to follow plan of eating a RAINBOW. Life is more fun with color and so is the food that we eat!!