About Me

Please watch my video – it explains how I can help you.  And feel free to sign up for my e-books and newsletters (on the right).  Thanks for visiting and let me know how I can help you!

It is my personal goal to be a source of information, guidance, support and love both for people currently going through breast cancer, and those seeking to avoid it.  If you need someone to help you through the maze of confusing information out there, or someone to whom you can ask your burning questions, I’m honored to assist you.

I have a background in natural medicine and massage therapy.  My husband and I have lived in Denver, Colorado, and Perth, Australia.  We were living in Perth in 2004 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I had all my treatment there – something for which I will always be grateful because I think if it had happened in America, we would have been financially ruined!  Anyway – Perth and Denver are both great places to live.  We love to travel, that’s our passion.  We have a wonderful son and a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two gorgeous little grandchildren, and they live in Europe.  We are truly blessed!

Photography courtesy of Morya Photography, Perth Photography courtesy of Moryaa Photography, Perth

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Finally and most importantly, these words from Buddha:

“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.

“Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will only lead to delusion.

“Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself, give up the bad and embrace the good.”

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35 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi MarnieC!

    It’s Kimi1017 from whatnext. You’ve got a great blog! I’ll need some time to read through it but hope you din’t mind if I pop up with some questions now and then. I’ve also signed up for your newsletter.

    I read that you lived in Australia? Do you know if Australian meat is hormone-free? Most of our meat here comes from the US (which I read is mostly is injected with hormones), Australia and New Zealand.. How about Aus and NZ lamb?

    And, I work for a NZ-based dairy company. Oh no on the dairy!

    I also read that you’re a massage therapist? The doc removed all my lymph nodes so now I think I have a higher risk of lymphedema in my left arm. Is it ok to do massage? I really LOVE massages! How about acupuncture?

    Hope you can help.


    1. Hi there – thanks for your message! I will endeavor to answer your concerns! Re Australian meat – as a general rule, NO meat is hormone-free unless it is stated on the packaging. Most developed countries use growth hormones and antibiotics, sadly. I’m not too sure about lamb as I have never eaten it (or rarely – the only times ever being when I was invited to dinner and lamb was on the menu and I didn’t want to be rude!).
      I highly recommend massage for lymphoedema – there are therapists out there who specialize in lymphatic massage. It’s a much slower, very specific sort of massage and absolutely wonderful. I also highly recommend acupuncture – it works on a more energetic basis and will help increase circulation in your body. Thanks for signing up for the newsletters, I hope you enjoy them.
      (If you’d like to send me private messages, just click on the “Contact” link on the website.)

  2. Wow — a LOT of careful work has gone into this site!

    Well done, Marnie!!

    I hope it becomes well patronised by those who really need its wisdom…

    Cheers from one of your biggest fans dahnunder…LOL


  3. Hi Marnie 🙂

    Funny thing…my maiden name was Mahony ….pronounced… Marnie 🙂

    Anyway, I live in Mandurah….you’ll know that is south of Perth. I had my mastectomy at Charlie Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. 🙂

    Interesting to read what you’ve said….but oh….how could you leave OZ !! 🙂 Anyway, hope you’re happy back in America.

    Cheers, Anne

    1. Hi Anne! Thanks for your comment! So nice to connect with you, I’m glad you found my site. How could we leave Oz indeed? Not exactly our idea! We divide our time between Australia and Colorado, best of both worlds. Did you sign up for my newsletters? Highly recommended! Sending hugs to you in Mandurah.

  4. Hi Marnie,
    I am happy to say, I signed up for your newsletter. I am here 5 years later, happy to say, I too am healthy and thriving. I would like to ask you one question, if you do not mind. I am taking arimidex and recently added Maitake and Reishi Mushroom caps daily. I have read so many wonderful things about these Mushrooms. What is your opinion on the Mushroom therapy? Your feed back would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for your message! I have sent you an email but I will also answer here for the sake of others. Congrats on being a thriver, that’s wonderful. I have a very high opinion of medicinal mushrooms, in fact, I’ve written several articles about their effectiveness. Take a look at my category “medicinal mushrooms” (scroll down the page to the Categories on the lower right-hand side of each page) for more information. I’m happy you’ve signed up for my newsletters, I hope you enjoy receiving them and be sure to contact me if you need clarification on anything. Yours in healing, Marnie

  5. Hi Marnie
    Think you just saved my sanity now Ive found your website which I intend passing on to my breast care centre as its so good.
    Im laid up with back problems following a latimus dorsi reconstruction a year ago this week.
    Have developed major adhesions which have pulled me out of line – very painful but now will pass your massage technique to my physio and just know its going to help x
    Thank you so much for a great site
    Cornwall UK

    1. Dear Heather,
      I’m so happy you found me and that you will try my massage technique for adhesions. I know they can be painful! Please have your physio contact me if any clarification is needed. Thanks for your comments and I wish you all the best!
      Best regards,

  6. This site is a GREAT resource. I stumbled on it while researching anything and everything that might help me feel better during chemo. Thank you!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thanks for your kind comments. You might like to subscribe to my newsletters, I have all sorts of good information in them about healing from breast cancer and the things that will help you along the way. If you’d like to know what others think about my newsletters, just visit my “Testimonials” page. You can sign up for the newsletters on any page of my site. Happy healing, Nancy.
      Warmest regards,

  7. Hi Marnie!,

    My Mother had breast cancer and decided to have a radical mastectomy. She is dealing with Lymphedema in her left arm where the lympnodes were taken out. The doctor put her on antibiotics and is doing a little better now. She’s 72 now and is trying to deal with the flare-ups in her arm. I want to also thank you for your quick response. God bless you and the work you do!!!

    All the best to you Marnie!,

    Ernesto Moran

  8. I have just found your great website. I had a reconstruction latisimus dorsi flap 14years-ago. For the last seven years I have had severe back spasms in thr intercostal area one small spot that can be localised After every test under the sun form gallbladder to user to MRI for disc the drs feel what I told them at first(!) it is skeletal from the surgery. The spasm lasts anything from 24 hrs to this time I have had it now 6 days. No amount of anti inflamatories or pain killers help. It goes as quickly as it comes! I might not have it for months on end or as this time had it for few days before Christmas. Is it too late foe me to get a therapist to do your rolling teqnique? So sorry for long email but felt I had to explain fully. Happy new year. Best wishes. Suzanne

  9. Hi Marnie
    Thank you for that. I love the blog and I have told some of my Lymphoedema clients about it…
    I do hope they tap in for some excellent information. Keep well!
    Warmest Regards
    Carol Sheldon

  10. As a Holistic Health Partitioner myself I found your articles very interesting. We have a similar approach and I just wanted to thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing your story and knowledge. I will gladly direct my clients to your blog for additional support. Best wishes to you in your practice!

    1. Dear Antonina,
      Thanks for your comment and for your vote of confidence. I appreciate that very much. I wish you all the best too!
      Warmest regards,

  11. Just wanted to thank you for your news letters the information is really helping me on my journey please don’t stop many thanks Irena

  12. Dear Marnie
    I cannot believe how similar our stories are. I was diagnosed 2005 left side breast cancer in the UK had all my treatment there and moved to the US in 2006. I hate to think of the cost here!! My children are in theUK along with 6 grandkids. I only found your website yesterday. Thank you for helping so many women. I shall pass it on to friends I know who need your help and advice. You are an amazing person to travel the road from diagnosis to a full positive living life. Thank you

    1. Pam
      Thanks for your contact! Lovely to hear from you. I’m glad to read you are doing well, congratulations on being a long-time survivor. I appreciate your kind words and referrals and you are pretty amazing yourself! Keep up the good work.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

  13. Hi Marnie,
    I have been with you ever since I was diagnosed w/ BC. I am fortunately getting good reports with that. Now I have recently had my right kidney removed from Kidney cancer. So far no recommendations for chemo or radiation. This’s is the third C. I have had all non related.
    I signed up for the leaky gut video but I keep being asked to sign up again! I am not feeling well but want to see if I can get some info from this video that can help me As my oc said (quit making cancer so well!) can you help me get recognized by this site? I would really appreciate your help!
    All the best, Joan.

  14. Hi Marnie,

    I too have been with you since DX of Invasive lobular BC in Feb. of 2015. Thank you so very much for your newsletters, they help more than you’ll ever know…had a lumpectomy and targeted radiation but rejected their 5 year drug plan, am also refusing further mammograms which Dr.s’ are not very happy about but hey, it’s my body, right?. So, I am 1 year out and 1 year in the clear. I am not sure if insurance will cover it, but I’m looking toward Thermography. I live basically on a plant diet and am SO LOVING it.

    I do however have a question about Hyaluronic Acid Serum, whether it is safe and it’s relation to cancer? I was going to ask this in an email, but thought your answer could benefit others as well. Thanks again for all you do.
    Blessings, Celia

  15. Quite a beautiful site to visit. Diagonised this year with invasive Bc, stage three. currently I have been started on tamoxifen, by with side effects. I have subscribed to your newsletter and am grateful. Will be talking to you through e-mail.

  16. Thank you for all that you do x I’ve had a lumpectomy 5 weeks ago for stage 2 inv lobular cancer I’ve decided not to take treatment do you know of any success stories doing the same as myself x ty x

    1. Diane,
      Yes of course! People opt not to have conventional treatments (I assume that’s what you mean) all the time. The important thing is to know what to do instead – what things are protective, what things will help and what things will not. I suggest you definitely be in the care of a qualified naturopath trained to work with cancer patients, or integrative oncologist. Please don’t just do this on your own. I know you’re getting my newsletters, so I will be sharing loads of good information with you via the newsletters. If you have questions, please ask.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

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