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As a forty-something woman living an ordinary life in suburban Australia, Marie had the loving family, the supportive partner, and the fulfilling career; everything she had ever wanted. She was fit and felt healthy. But under the surface lurked a silent threat that would turn her world upside down and in one swift stroke, putting everything in perspective.

Dare to Choose chronicles Marie’s story as a cancer survivor, recounting the moments following the devastating news and the incredible life transformation that she underwent to take back control of her body and her fate, turning her disease into an opportunity to become the best version of herself she could possibly be; stronger, healthier, and more open to belief and love than ever before.

Dare to Choose is also the fulfilment of a personal promise. The promise to give back, reach out, and lend a hand through her words to all others who might be travelling down an unexpected fork in the road. This book is your wake-up call.




Dare to Choose by Marie Chronopoulos: A Journey of Self-Healing tells of the writer’s personal journey through the diagnosis of cancer, her initial despair, the process of healing, and the way she was able to turn everything negative into a positive. Faced with a poor prognosis, and told to set her affairs in order, Marie decided to take control of her life and to face the threat of cancer head on. She details the way she did this, which was basically changing her whole lifestyle. But not just the way she lived, what she ate, and products she used, but by changing her mindset: thinking positively, exploring self-belief and love for others as well as love for herself. Combined with a faith in God that strengthened and empowered her, Dare to Choose is an inspirational and motivational book on making the impossible become the possible. 


The author, Marie Chronopoulos, gives a very personal account of her inner struggles to cope with such a diagnosis, admits to her despair and hopelessness, and then chronicles the way she was able to overcome all the obstacles thrown at her by a combination of belief, determination, and positivity. There are practical aspects like healthy living and some recipes to try. There are solutions to the toxic chemicals brought into the home. There is examination of meditation and ways to achieve this with breathing exercises, and discussion on the power of self-belief. So not only is this book one woman’s journey to overcome the impossible, it is a practical guide to others who may find themselves faced with a similar life-changing scenario. 

~ Jane

Living life on your own terms means you can’t just blindly go with the flow. Instead, you have to pay close attention to how you treat your body, mind and spirit. Marie Chronopoulos found out the hard way - a shocking and devastating way - that very concept. Not only did she face a body filled with cancerous tumors that doctors didn’t believe were survivable, she faced a world that pushes us into feeding our bodies the exact poisonous nonsense that leads to those tumors.


Marie shares her story and how to overcome your own challenges in Dare to Choose: A Journey of Self-Healing. Inside Dare to Choose, readers will be more than inspired to make major changes to their health through what they eat and what they ingest through their bodies. Marie Chronopoulos explains how she manages, even with a very hectic schedule. It truly is a no-excuses type of support. On top of that, readers will find easy recipes to create breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Far from being a book of recipes, but having a few included, the book offers a great example of how it CAN be done.


Marie also shares how to improve the health of one’s spirit, mind and physical body through meditation and exercise. Dare to Choose is a very well-written book that will uplift readers who may be facing life-threatening illness, and it will inspire readers who are not to take measures to create a solid plan of prevention. Marie Chronopoulos says it all when she says, "If you can visualise it, you can create it!” 

~ Janelle

“And I believe our stories were meant to inspire one person above all others: ourselves,” says Marie Chronopoulos in her book, Dare to Choose: A Journey of Self-Healing. What are you living for? A paycheck? What makes you happy? Getting the latest phone?


Marie is an Australian woman that seemed to have it all until one day she discovered a lump on her collarbone and then everything changed. Marie was forty-one when she was diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma. This cancer is so rare that it represents 1% of the cancer cases. To help Marie through her journey of healing, she depended upon prayer, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, a new diet, and making a tremendous shift in her life. Her routine from what she put on her body, in her mouth, and what she was dealing with was the catalyst in helping her to overcome all of the surgeries, tumors and invasions that her body had encountered. Additionally, there was a list of books that Marie used that were crucial for her healing journey that she shares with the reader.  


Reading Marie Chronopoulos’ life story will cause anyone to shift their life’s perspective and see that it's the quality of life of how we live, what we eat and how we deal with day to day challenges that reflects our outcome, especially when faced with a life threatening disease. This book is all about choices, truth, and facing the man in the mirror. What you say to yourself and how you think throughout the day becomes your reality. So let's answer these questions again. What are you living for? What makes you happy? Embrace with me what Marie Chronopoulos teaches, take the reins of your life, and visualize a new you.


~ Vernita 



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