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Through wellness coaching, speaking engagements, writing, and serving as a hub of resources, Raychel Kubby Adler aims to help you create a life of wellness.
As a young girl, Raychel Kubby Adler dreamed of having boobies. Wearing a polka-dot bikini top stuffed with Kleenex, she would stare in the mirror envisioning two beautiful coconuts. But in the next 36 years, her outlook shifts, and when she looks in the mirror, all she sees sitting on her chest are ticking time bombs.
Life in Asymmetry tells the story of what happened in between. From the “flatlands” of puberty, across the “boobie mountains” of parenthood, and traversing the “landmines” of genetic breast cancer, Adler illuminates what it means to live with genetic cancer and to be a “previvor.” In this dazzling memoir, Adler looks at the interplay of genetics, personal choice and chance that shapes each of our lives and asks us to explore the course of actions we might take when offered a unique glimpse into our possible futures.
By telling her story, Adler brightens the horizon for future generations of previvors, including her two daughters–so that they may know the unmarred beauty of life’s asymmetry.
Let them imagine coconuts.
$15.99 in paperback.
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apologies and gratitude due - I was so excited to send a copy of my book to Kathy Steligo. Her book, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook, was like a bible to me on my breast reconstruction path. I didn’t have many people to talk to back then, so Kathy’s words, resources and support were what got me through some very challenging… My first Kirkus Review - Before I wrote a book I didn’t really know what a Kirkus Review was or why they can make or break book sales….but now I have an appreciation for such things, and an appreciation for my first one…Thank you to the Kirkus Reviewer who really gives a great review of what my book is about.… Video Blog Interview with Miz Meliz on Tinsel Town Live - Thanks to Melissa Reyes of Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz for the great interview last week. We covered a lot of ground including the pressures of living with a genetic health condition, love, loss, parenting, coaching and hope. Please watch and share your comments – then check out my book (www.raychelkubbyadler.com) and subscribe to her… Keep the feedback coming! - A huge thank you for all the reviews, feedback, photos and stories you have shared with me as you have read my book. It is an honor to be taken in by each of you. I was nervous about sharing my story, but hearing from readers about how they have been moved, changed, encouraged and… Healthy Holiday Habits - Here is a guest post I made on the Bay Area Cancer Connections website about enjoying a healthy, holiday season! Healthy Holiday Habits I’m a Bay Area People - When my friend Elle Wang pitched my story to her colleague at Bay Area People (FOX2 – KTVUSF) she had to add the caveat that I now lived in Davis. But it seemed my 18 years living in Los Altos Hills qualified me for the show. They asked if I had somewhere special/meaningful in the… Hurricanes are a real FORCE to contend with - I was supposed to be driving to the airport right now, happilly heading toward the 10th Annual Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) conference in Orlando Florida, but, the winds have changed, and Hurricane Matthew has caused the conference to cancel. This is devestating on many levels, and my heart goes out to… Happy HBOC Week - This week is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week – and Wednesday is National Previvor Day….so reach out to anyone you know who is dealing with this challenging disease and let them know you are so happy they are previving! This blog post is about giving thanks. So many of you out there, both… I never thought I would be in sales - When I first started writing, it was becuase the story I had been living the previous 10 years needed an escape. Writing gave me a place to grieve, and begin to understand and make meaning from what had happened to me. Writing also allowed me to live in the memories of different times, when my… Stanford Web Tool Helps Patients Weigh Cancer Risk - Four years ago, Raychel Kubby Adler opted to have a prophylactic double mastectomy because of a genetic mutation that gave her an 87 percent lifetime chance of developing breast cancer. Now, the mother of two daughters and a wellness coach in Davis is considering having her ovaries removed. Full article