About Me

Diagnosed with Stage 3 triple negative breast cancer at 34, doctors told me I had a 1 in 3 chance of making it to 40 without a recurrence. Intent on making the next 6 years count, I embarked on a “40-by-40” bucket list, which included running the NYC Marathon, skydiving in Colorado, kayaking the Main Salmon River, rock-climbing in Moab, attending an Oprah Winfrey show, going on a chocolate tour of Paris, swimming with dolphins, learning how to figure skate, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, among other things. I not only checked off everything on my list; I am still cancer-free thirteen years later, and hard at work on a “50-by-50.”

In addition to a memoir of walking the Camino Santiago in 2018 (Camino de Lemon) and the first in a YA fiction trilogy (The Underground), I am the author of three books on crisis management (Recipe for Lemonade), disaster recovery (Life After Lemonade, also available as an Audible.com audiobook), and post-traumatic growth (New Tricks). I also dabble in screenwriting (check out my scripts on Coverfly: https://writers.coverfly.com/profile/aprilcapil) and once in a while post fun projects like this one and this one on my eponymous YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/aprilcapil).

In 2020 following the COVID-19 crisis, I decided to become an IIN-certified Health Coach. After losing 55 pounds in a year at age 46 by reducing my carbohydrate consumption and adopting healthy habits, I fell in love with a low-carb lifestyle and have never looked back. I wrote a book about my journey – The Possible Diet – and created a digital planner, free e-course, and YouTube Channel featuring recipe tutorials to support others pursuing healthy lifestyle choices.

Read more about my journey in Authority Magazine or Thrive Global.

Learn more about my experience as a keynote presenter and panelist on my Speaking Page.

6 comments on “About Me

  1. Love seeing the time and dedication you have put into your site. It ooks lovely and can’t wait to see what else you post. Miss you!

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