Finding New Meaning with Chronic Illness
Breaking Eggs: Finding New Meaning with Chronic Illness, is a spirit-filled and practical guide for anyone dealing with chronic illness. The author has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years, and her own story and the experiences of others, form the scaffolding for her teachings and wisdom. Her lessons come easily, through the heart as much as the head.
Breaking Eggs addresses the psychological, mental, spiritual, and physical issues that come with chronic illness, and includes occasional small exercises to bring the lessons home. As readers retrain their minds to meet challenges with resiliency and hope, their lives become more graced with gratitude. They learn how to develop relationships with their bodies that are based on appreciation more than fear. Most fundamentally, they move toward lives filled with energy and meaning.
Whether you are a person with chronic illness, a treatment provider, or just seeking guidance on your path through difficulties, Breaking Eggs should find a special place on your bookshelf. For a family member or friend of someone with chronic illness, it will provide you with understanding and ways to provide useful support.
About Author Lucia Amsden
Lucia Amsden has a Masters in Social Work, and was a practicing therapist for 20 years. She has lived for 30 years with rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been the source of some of her most profound and cherished lessons.
Lucia has written extensively about chronic illness and spiritual psychology, and been a long time contributor on related subjects for a spiritual website that receives over a million hits from thirty-five countries annually. She lives in rural New Mexico with her husband, Tim. You may contact her through her website at newmeaning.info.
Author's Website: newmeaning.info
A life story both heroic and helpful
This account is written from a life well-examined. Lucia Amsden serves up her own struggles with candor and deep wisdom in coming to grips with chronic illness. Yet this is much more than one person's story. Here are helpful suggestions on how to cope, grow, and re-frame ANY toxic negativity, no matter the circumstances. Enter into her heroic story -- and the stories of others --and be inspired by shared experiences and uplifting outlooks. -Julianna Zimmer
Finally, Ms. Amsden's prose provides a useful and easy-to-read perspective on living a healthy and full life with chronic disease. Most books I have read on this topic stray towardsacademic gibberish and scientific mumbo-jumbo, or worse, chronicle misfortune like a Jeremiah. A blend of personal experience and often-forgotten truths on how to live with meaning and purpose, Ms. Amsden inspires readers to live with honesty and find value in everyday experiences. This book is a "must read" for anyone living with chronic illness or working with people experiencing chronic illness. -Tim L.
Important knowledge, Bear Heart late friend of Lucia Amsden
Bear Heart, Muskogee Nation-Creek Tribe multi-tribal spiritual leader, close friend and admirer of Lucia Amsden, always spoke to many people about books. He said "You can read a book but don't say you know the subject until you have experienced it." Lucia Amsden has experienced the healing power of our bodies. Her strong intent to impart this knowledge to us is evident in her writings. Her book, BREAKING EGGS: Finding New Meaning with Chronic Illness is a gift. Share it if you have a loved one in need or take it in for yourself. Practice the exercises. Look at what is true for you and your body. I did it and got immediate results on an issue I am experiencing. Don't say your situation is too devastating or has been around forever. Her book will further open your heart to what is available. It's not magic; it's real healing!
Author: Lucia Amsden, 505-783-4144, firstname.lastname@example.org, newmeaning.info
Publisher: Outskirts Press, 1-888-672-6657, outskirtspress.com
Number of pages: 147
Kindle or Nook, $6.99
The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, and on Barnes and Noble in paperback and Nook. It can also be ordered by local bookstores.
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