More than eighty health conditions are caused by autoimmune disease, with symptoms ranging from occasionally uncomfortable to debilitating or life-threatening. Written by a fellow sufferer, this book provides practical coping mechanisms to ease physical, mental, and emotional discomfort.
Emily A. Filmore holds a BA in psychology and a JD from St. Louis University School of Law. Combining humor and spirituality, Emily has found a way to make peace with her chronic disease, even celebrating it, grateful for the lessons and blessings it has brought into her life.
|Publisher:||Central Recovery Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Emily holds a BA in Psychology, and a Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law, but her career path has been as winding and unpredictable as the autoimmunity that grips her body. Combining humor and spirituality, Emily has found a way to make peace with her chronic disease, even celebrating it, grateful for the lessons and blessings it has brought into her life.
Emily has found her passion in using her creativity for children. She writes on the combined topics of spirituality and parenting and is also currently involved in the Conversations with God for Parents program by Neale Donald Walsch.
Table of Contents
Introduction: You Can Heal Your Disease and It Can Heal You 1
Chapter 1 Diagnosis: Shifting Realities 9
Chapter 2 Pigtails and Knobby Knees: Learning to Overcome 21
Chapter 3 I Am So Scared: Why Dr. Smartphone Is Not lour Friend 39
Chapter 4 The Life Cycle of a Doctor 47
Chapter 5 The Ups and Downs 67
Chapter 6 I Am a Cartoon Character 81
Chapter 7 Love Handles, Moon Face, and Body Image 93
Chapter 8 Adults Say the Darndest Things 103
Chapter 9 Seeing the World in Technicolor 121
Chapter 10 Sage 129
Chapter 11 They've Always Got My Back 137
Chapter 12 Downward-Facing Dog 149
Chapter 13 I No Longer Fear Death, Nor Am I Inviting It In 159
Chapter 14 The Disease Does Not Define You 167
Chapter 15 Reality Check 171
Bibliography and Suggested Reading 203