The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well with Autoimmune Disease

The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well with Autoimmune Disease

by Emily A. Filmore

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937612870
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Pages: 224
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

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

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

Appendix 183

Bibliography and Suggested Reading 203

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