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When a Near Death Experience Isn't Enough

Posted by Karen O'Donnell

Jul 13, 2011

Recently, in the course of attempting to motivate a few of my clients to be more committed to achieving their fitness goals, I was reminded of a very close relative. Due to a bout of bronchitis she had to have a chest x-ray. The x-ray revealed a cancerous spot on her lung (she’s a smoker). It was in the early stages so the chemotherapy treatment (I’m not sure if she had radiation) successfully treated her cancer. You would think that she would consider herself extremely fortunate and make a lifestyle change! Unbelievable to me, she did not and is still smoking at least a pack a day. If a life threatening illness isn't enough then what is?

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