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Your healing, not cancer.

Your medical team is best at taking care of cancer.

Who is best at taking care of      


My -

As a breast cancer survivor, breast cancer researcher, and women’s health educator, I have explored, experienced, and experimented with this disease from many angles. And what each one has shown me is this: the absolute best person for taking charge of your healing is you. Your medical team will be focused on treating your cancer, but your healing will come from you. Your healing will begin when you start digging beneath the surface, when you start going within. When you can stand in clarity of mind and self.  When you can  feel your emotions without judgment or censure. When you hold autonomy, bodily and otherwise.  When you can maneuver within your reality instead of fight it. When you feel love and connection, including a higher power. And when you feel at peace with the existential stuff like life's meaning and purpose.


No matter where you are relative to a breast cancer diagnosis,  I am here to help you hold your ground as you ask your questions and find your answers. As you discover what you know to be true. As you decide what you want and chart your forward course. While your medical team is treating your cancer, let’s partner together to support, nurture, and heal the rest of you. I can’t promise your cancer will go away, but I can promise that no matter where you are, you can learn to find your way. 

Ann Ramsdell, Ph.D. 



I cannot make your cancer go away, but I can help you find your way. 

- Ann Ramsdell

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Ann has an uncanny ability to sense what you need and give exactly that to you: holding space when you need a moment, helping you gain clarity when your thoughts are all muddled, making tough decisions. She has helped me to navigate complex or emotionally-laden  personal and professional situations countless times.


I love how Ann merges her researcher identity, sharp logic, and insights of high-pressure professional environments (she used to lead a cancer research lab as a professor at a medical school) with her playful, deeply curious, spiritual nature. This along with her thorough training makes her a badass life coach who deeply cares about the people she works with.


Most importantly, Ann walks her talk – literally with respect to cancer. I witnessed first-hand how Ann navigated a devastating diagnosis. She pulled strength from a deep inner knowing of her authentic self and her values to advocate for what she needed from the medical community and social circles. She aligned her physical environment with her healing journey moving across the country two times, first to be in a place that nurtured her healing, then to a place that supported her reinventing her professional identity, despite the doubts and fears that inevitably bubble up when one makes decisions with large personal and financial impact. There is no better person to support you on your path to your truth and healing.

Dr. Stefanie Robel - Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Founder & Coach at Stefanie Robel Team Leadership in Research 

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