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RECLAIM YOUR RADIANCE AND LIBERATE YOUR LIGHT.
LET THE WILDFIRE WITHIN YOU BURN BRIGHTLY.
While giving birth to her son, labour takes on a new meaning, as a daunting lump exposes itself on her neck, quite literally, between contractions. She is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a mere two weeks after her son’s arrival. At only twenty-eight years old, Chantal is simultaneously catapulted into the world of parenthood and pathology, and is forced to navigate the challenges of new motherhood as a cancer patient.
The next year presents a pendulum of events: cuddles and chemotherapy, nursery rhymes and nausea. She loses her hair, her identity, and the very life she had worked so hard to create as a jet-setting yogi preaching the importance of holistic living. Cancer engulfs her world much like a wildfire, destroying her dreams, forcing her to question who she is and why she is here, and propelling her on a quest for true health and happiness.
After the treatments end, she goes into remission, but her story is far from over. Now the real healing begins. Questioning her marriage, motherhood, and the purpose of life, she embarks on a journey to restore her health and sanity. She discovers that wellbeing is not about drinking green juice, maintaining a perfect relationship, or mastering complicated yoga poses. Rather, she comes to understand that the vitality and joy she so deeply seeks comes from embracing her wild humanity, restoring the sacred feminine, and embodying who she really is.
praise for wildfire within
author of Spiritual Graffiti
"From Heartache and hurt to love and finding her purpose, Chantal's journey is an inspiration for all of us. Let this uplifting story help to rekindle your own inner fire and passion for life."
Founder of Rasa Yoga
"Wildfire Within awakens us to say a radical yes to the whole of life. Deeply moving and soul stirring, Chantal Russell inspires us to embrace what we have exiled in our journey and rise up as a phoenix from the ashes."
Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis,
author of Tantra Illuminated
"This remarkable book is a powerfully honest, raw, real, and heartfelt account of what happens when 'the rubber meets the road' in the spiritual life. Chantal shares practical wisdom gleaned from the greatest of challenges, wisdom that can help anyone to cultivate courage, freedom, and light-heartedness in the face of deep challenge. May this book benefit all who want to go past the concept of the spiritual life and actually dwell in the embrace of Spirit."