10 Sanity-Saving Stratgies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness
Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney disease, infertility, and other demanding health challenges due to a birth disorder, offers techniques and ways to rebound from the pressures of having a body that's doing things you wish you could control.
Chronic Resilience shows how to:
- Stop pushing yourself so hard.
- Use research to empower - not frighten - yourself.
- Let yourself be pissed!
- Train your troops in how to care for you.
- Cultivate focus and flexibility.
- Find things to be grateful for.
- Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
Each chapter also contains highlights of interviews with women dealing with chronic health issues ranging from cancer to organ transplant, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), MS, Cushing's disease, diabetes, and others.
Praise For Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Stratgies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness…
"I highly recommend Chronic Resilience, not only to those who suffer from chronic illness but to those who love them. Danea Horn promises that her book will help the chronically ill become care givers to themselves, and she delivers - magnificently. People with chronic illness need concrete tools for learning how to live with grace and purpose despite their difficult circumstances. This book offers those tools. It describes in detail ten practical guidelines for managing the stress and challenges of illness. Exercises are included so that readers can make each guideline their own and learn to incorporate it into their everyday lives. In addition, Ms. Horn not only shares her personal experiences working with these practical tools (which feels like chatting with an old friend), but also includes intimate conversations with nine other women who suffer from chronic illness. This book will help you transform the stress of chronic illness into a life of acceptance, purpose, and gratitude. It's a gem." -Toni Bernhard, author of How to be Sick: A BuddhistInspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers
"Danea provides an invaluable perspective on how to be resilient when battling a chronic illness. A must read to help you navigate the emotions successfully." -Lori Hartwell, author of Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of a Chronic Illness
"I love this book. It is funny, touching, and true. Chronic Resilience is a best friend for anyone impacted by chronic illness. Intimate and authentic, tender and wise, Danea offers everyone the benefit of her courageous triumph…a life well lived…debilitating diseases be danged!" Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW, author of Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry When You're Sad, Stop When You're Done, Feel Good Fast
Conari Press, 9781573245944, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
About the Author
Danea Horn has managed chronic restrictive lung disease, chronic kidney disease, and other health "inconveniences" while creating an impressive academic record, fulfilling productive career, and a loving marriage. She is a certified life coach and a public speaker who has appeared on television and numerous health blogs including Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life, and consulted with sports teams and corporations, among them Mary Kay. Visit her at www.chronicresilience.com.