I am an Expressive Arts Specialist for Hospice, a consultant, artist, author, speaker and workshop leader.
My book “The Art of Living” will soon be completed. It is about how how, twice in my life, I did what doctors told me was impossible to do. In 1986, I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and five neurologists said I would die in less than a year. In 2011 because I had breast cancer, my doctors urged me to get a mastectomy right away or the cancer would spread and threaten my life. I declined, did research and, using only natural means, my MRI, mammogram, thermography test and ultrasound have all come back cancer- free.
I am raising funds to get “The Art of Living” published as soon as possible so I can help as many people as soon as possible. To support my efforts you can use the donate button on my home page on the website or go to http://www.gofundme.com/sandigold.com. By contributing any amount before my book goes to print, your name will be in my book, listed as a supporter.
I am presently employed as an Expressive Arts Specialist for Hospice, helping to improve the quality of my patients lives using the arts. I have worked as a Behavior Coach for the University of Rhode Island Cancer Prevention Research Center and have been featured on ABC’s television news show 20/20 and profiled in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Boston Globe, on National and Connecticut Public Radio, and USA Today. I have received a Rhode Island Citation Award “for her valuable contributions” and the State House of Representatives Citation “for her many gifts” and been nominated for the National Athena Award. I have a BFA from Boston University, a Certificat dans la Peinture from the Leo Marchutz School of Painting in Aix-En Provence, France, a Holistic Teachers Certification from Kripalu, and a Certificate in Expressive Arts from Salve Regina University.
I was featured on the ABC’s news show 20/20 titled “The Temple of the Soul,” after painting and erasing a 57’ mural. As an artist I expressed using my art, what I learned after five neurologists told me that I was going to die.
“It’s not the length of time we live that’s important, but what we do with our lives”. In other words we can focus on our problems, feel sorry for ourselves and complain and play the victim or we can be grateful for the good things that we do have in our lives.”