ABOUT April Capil

April Capil


It's been said many times that, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Tolerating unexpected disappointments is par for the course in tough times, but how does one begin the process of true alchemy, of turning a bitter hand into something refreshing and sweet? In this short guide to making the best of things when they're at their worst, breast cancer survivor April Capil walks readers through rebuilding your optimism after a tragedy.

Diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at age 34, in the midst of an economic recession that closed her small business and deflated her home's value overnight, April Capil found herself where most people did in Fall of 2008: Not Where She Thought She'd Be. Twelve months later and officially in remission, Capil looked back through journals to investigate just how she was able to make it through the toughest year of her life in one piece - how she was, in fact, able to make lemonade out of lemons. Not a memoir, but, more of a road map through tough times, RECIPE FOR LEMONADE is the story of how the way we see the world determines the stories we tell ourselves, and how looking for sweetness - in the sourest of places - can rebuild our optimism one half-full glass at a time.