Areas of Expertise
Areas of Expertise
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Colorado, USA

I've been interested in writing and being healthy for a long time. I've written, ghost written and edited a boatload of mass market non-fiction books. After I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, my world turned upside down; but after my 3rd diagnosis, I decided to go on a journey of healing from the inside out. As part of that quest, I wrote a book, Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About and Treating Cancer. It's full of hopeful interviews from people with little hope who turned their lives around after conventional treatment failed them. It ...See All


Bachelors Degree from the Evergreen State College. Since then, life has doled out all the education I need. And it continues!

Experience and Distinctions

I've experienced the depths and the heights of life. The distinctions are clear: we're here to learn to love ourselves and each other, even at the most difficult of times.

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Expert Academy on LiL
2 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Wed Mar 28 2012 at 09:30 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Tue May 1 2012 at 12:17 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Sunday Jan 29, 2012
Expert Services Offered
Facilitator, 1-3 hours   ($500) [+] Show More Info

Can facilitate workshops that inspire, uplift and educate people on the mind-body relationship, i.e. how our emotional lives can contribute to both disease and wellness. This includes how forgiveness and self love play a vital role in quality of life.

Speaking Engagements    ($2,000) [+] Show More Info

Available for speaking at conferences, special events, survivor days, alternative or integrative medicine fairs, or any forward-thinking group who would like to explore the many mind-boggling topics that go into the mix of good health, disease and happiness.

Personal Coaching Session   ($100) [+] Show More Info

Anyone going through cancer--or anyone who has gone through cancer--may have questions about how and what to do to feel most empowered. I can help negotiate these uncharted waters so you can feel steady on your feet about the choices you're making. If you're interested in alternative or integrative choices, I can also help negotiate these uncharted waters. Finally, I can coach people who are dealing with long-term side effects that resulted from conventional treatments.

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About Leigh Fortson
Group Classes (1)
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Our current cancer culture is fixed on narrow and often brutal standardized treatments along with a smattering of support groups. But there is so much more we can do to feel empowered as we walk this most difficult terrain. In this three week course, we'll explore how you can support your immune system through diet and possible supplements; how your mind and body can work together to heal; how forgiveness and releasing past grievances works in your favor; and basically, the importance of trusting and being your own authority along your cancer journey.
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