A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

by Lisa A. Sniderman


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What can we do when we struggle with an illness that doesn't go away?

An inspirational story of the healing power of music, creativity, following your dreams and finding your true purpose.

In 2008, singer-songwriter Lisa Sniderman was living the dream in California. As Aoede, the Muse of Song, her star as a gifted recording artist was rising fast. Lisa’s quirky folk-pop performance style electrified audiences up and down the West Coast, and the albums just kept flowing. But just when her career was rocketing skyward, a health crisis brought all of her dreams crashing to the ground. Diagnosed with a rare, debilitating immune disorder called dermatomyositis (DM), Lisa struggled to maintain a normal life with a body in revolt and, eventually, to accept a new normal. Living with a chronic illness challenged Lisa to see DM as a gift in disguise that has opened the door to new dreams, new songs, and new opportunities. Lisa’s story is for you if you seek strength, new inspiration, hope, joy, healing, and if you or someone you love struggle with a chronic illness, disability, or unexpected life events. Her insights and reflections on her journey inspire hope and the courage to keep dreaming and living to the fullest no matter what life hurls at you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681605579
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Lisa Sniderman, also known as Aoede, is a 45 year old award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, teaching artist, voice actor, author and filmmaker from San Francisco who creates to heal. She has been honored with more than 80 awards for songwriting, audiobooks and stage plays since 2012 against a fierce obstacle - while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Living with a chronic illness, Sniderman creates, records, and shares her original musicals, art, books and music as a healing path and to give back, and seeks to use her gifts and experience to be a light and a muse. Says Sniderman, "Music and art are my lifelines, and I just cannot stop creating."

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


What You Got


A Gift in Disguise.

CHAPTER 1. Struggling with a Body in Revolt

CHAPTER 2. Acknowledging My Limitations.

CHAPTER 3. Redefining Success.

CHAPTER 4. Facing My Fears.

CHAPTER 5. Following My Bliss.

CHAPTER 6. Putting Myself out There.

CHAPTER 7. Surrounding Myself with Cheerleaders.

CHAPTER 8. Finding Positive Role Models.

CHAPTER 9. Celebrating My Abundance.

CHAPTER 10. Keeping My Dreams Alive.

CHAPTER 11. Being a Light in the Darkness.

What Makes a Hero.


Questions for Reflection.


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