You Are Not Your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge

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While serious illness, injury, or disability can physically alter the course of your life, it can also cause great emotional upheaval. It is not uncommon to feel anger, frustration, grief, fear, and denial as you try to accept a new way of living. As you lose ability to do things you once considered routine, you may even feel that you are losing your self-worth, that your physical condition is threatening your identity.

In this remarkable and uplifting book, Linda Noble Topf, ...

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Overview

While serious illness, injury, or disability can physically alter the course of your life, it can also cause great emotional upheaval. It is not uncommon to feel anger, frustration, grief, fear, and denial as you try to accept a new way of living. As you lose ability to do things you once considered routine, you may even feel that you are losing your self-worth, that your physical condition is threatening your identity.

In this remarkable and uplifting book, Linda Noble Topf, who has lived with multiple sclerosis for most of her adult life, delves deeply into her own experience to share with you the keys to regaining emotional and spiritual wholeness. Through a step-by-step process designed to show that real healing has little to do with the state of the physical body, Noble Topf offers a compassionate and inspirational message to anyone whose sense of self is threatened by physical limitations. You Are Not Your Illness offers support, skills, and encouragement to those who want to embrace the challenge of living successfully with illness.

The author, who has lived with multiple sclerosis most of her adult life, delves deeply into her own experience to reveal the keys to regaining emotional and spiritual wholeness when a serious illness or injury threatens to destroy one's sense of self.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684801247
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/8/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 809,953
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Noble Topf, M.A., who founded The M.S. Initiative, holds a master’s degree in applied psychology. She has lectured and led seminars and workshops for patients and practitioners who want to learn new attitudes toward living with illness and injury. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Exceptional Tool

    I am in the middle of reading this book, and I have to say that it is the FIRST one that's opened my eyes to living with chronic illness. I have collected numerous books on self-help, particular illnesses and how to deal with them, and so on; but this book is so unique. It's written from experience and it also gives me a number of tools to use to walk through the numerous issues of chronic illness, and how such a thing alters ones life. Thank you for such an exceptional book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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