New book describes a woman’s search for alternative medicine after breast cancer diagnosis

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Editor Jane W. Rehl announces publication of her late sister’s memoir

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Readers go on a year and a half journey from 1990 to 1991 with author Judith T. Walenta, NP, in her memoir “Without Hesitation: Following Spirit into Wholeness” (published by Balboa Press AU) as she searches for alternatives to traditional medicine in the treatment of her breast cancer.

Walenta had just embarked on her new career as a nurse practitioner in Manhattan when she is diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. Having avoided conventional medicine for years in her own care, she suddenly finds herself diagnosed with a serious — potentially fatal — disease. At first, her unwavering faith in holistic healing seems to abandon her and she resigns herself to accepting traditional treatment. But when her search begins to uncover alternatives, she rejects surgery and chemo and chooses therapies that heal her mind and spirit, as well as her body.

The author’s primary goal in sharing her story is to offer readers “a sense of power and hope, rather than powerlessness and fear that typically accompany a cancer diagnosis.”

The book is available for purchase on Amazon at

“Without Hesitation”
By Judith T. Walenta, NP
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781982235246
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781982235253
E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781982235406
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Judith T. Walenta, NP, received a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Stony Brook, a master’s degree in nursing from N.Y.U., and was certified as a family nurse practitioner by Community General Hospital in Syracuse. She worked in New York City for 30 years at Bellevue, Cabrini Medical Center Home Health Agency, Montefiore, and the Sidney Hillman Health Center, before moving to Northern California where she continued her work as an NP. She was also a certified practitioner of The Journey, having received her training from Brandon Bays in Australia and England. She died in 2017, twenty-seven years after her diagnosis.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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