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Chronically Fabulous: Finding Wholeness and Hope Living with Chronic Illness

Chronically Fabulous: Finding Wholeness and Hope Living with Chronic Illness

by Marisa Zeppieri


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When Marisa Zeppieri was 22-years-old she found herself face-to-face with a raven-haired elderly woman who had emerged from a crowd and gently taken her hands: "God will use these hands to change people's lives."

Years later Marisa's once-spirited demeanor was shrouded in anger and bitterness. Triggered first by a near-fatal car accident that sent her 100-lb body flying from a crosswalk and later by a painful Lupus diagnosis, she became stuck in a season of brokenness.

But in the seasons that followed, an insatiable emotional, spiritual, and physical hunger took over: She learned how to nourish her broken body with the help of food, herbs, and a gastronomically-gifted Italian grandmother, while also nourishing her broken heart and crushed spirit through a deeper relationship with God.

With Chronically Fabulous, Marisa fulfills the old woman's prophecy by offering pure nourishment to those of us living with chronic illness, helping us create wholeness and well-being through a love of food. Here, the founder of LupusChick, a nonprofit supporting those with autoimmune diseases, offers guiding principles, personal stories, and recipes that support whole-life thriving. With the depth, smarts, and spiritual advice beloved by her dedicated followers, Marisa shows us how faith, passion, and persistence can radically change our lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781506464114
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 491,478
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marisa Zeppieri is a health and food journalist, speaker on autoimmune disease, former Mrs. New York, and the founder of, a nonprofit for people with lupus and other autoimmune conditions. She writes and speaks about thriving despite chronic illness and is the weekly series host for The Lupus Foundation of New England's online lupus program. For her advocacy within the autoimmune community, she has been featured in Healthline, U.S. News, Glamour, Eating Well, Ladies Home Journal, WebMD, among others, and her work is highlighted in Lady Gaga's Channel Kindness anthology. Zeppieri lives in Rochester, NY.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Chapter 2: A Heaping Serving of Love
Chapter 3: Hey, God...Are You There?
Chapter 4: A Lesson in Silence
Chapter 5: Timelines and Triggers
Chapter 7: Seasons of Recalibration
Chapter 8: Our Uniquely Designed Purpose
Chapter 9: A Fortress of True Friends
Chapter 10: Flares, Frankfurters, and other Catastrophes
Chapter 11: My Kitchen, My War Room
Chapter 12: Speak All of Your Truth
Chapter 13: Made Whole

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