That's right - in just a few short weeks, I'll be a published author and my book will be ready for sale.
The book, Despite Lupus: Living Well with a Chronic Illness, outlines the steps I've taken to regain the health and wellness I lost due to years of struggling to overcome lupus. Through personal anecdotes and practical exercises, I describe the proven, workable steps it takes to live well with a chronic illness. It's an honest, revealing account of my triumph over lupus, hopefully making Despite Lupus a valuable resource for anyone suffering from a chronic illness, or for those supporting a loved one through the experience.
Here's a little bit more about what the book contains and a review from a contributor from Success magazine. Look for an excerpt to come soon. Gotta get you pumped up for the big unveiling!
Also note that I am now accepting pre-orders for the book. Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to go over the particulars with you to make sure you get a book hot off the presses. The book will also be available on my new website, due out soon. I'll be sure to keep you posted on all fronts!
Back cover text for the book, Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness:
Feel like you’re losing the battle with lupus? Look no further than Despite Lupus, the book that will help you obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve. There is no cure for lupus, but there is a way to live well, despite it. The choices involved in living well with a chronic illness aren’t easy, but no one is in a better position to make the right ones than you. In Despite Lupus, you’ll learn how your lifestyle choices have contributed to your illness, why you make the choices you do, and most importantly, how you can make better ones moving forward. A fulfilling life awaits you; this is the path that will get you there.
In Despite Lupus, you’ll discover:
*Tips on tackling the mental and physical limitations brought on by the disease
*Insight into dealing with doctors, co-workers, friends and family members
*Tricks for managing test results, prescriptions, and myriad symptoms
*Exercises to help you eliminate stress, re-evaluate priorities, and refocus productivity
*Guidelines for setting boundaries at home, at work, or when traveling
In Despite Lupus, you’ll find a comprehensive and enlightening take on successfully managing a life with a chronic illness like you’ve never found before. In picking up this book, you’ve taken your first steps toward living well, despite lupus!
Review of the book, Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness:
"Suffering through a chronic illness can be one of life's great challenges. Not only do you have to deal with the physical ailment, but you also have to work through the emotional struggle that goes along with it. Then there's the "what if's": "What if we never find a cure?" "What if I never get better?" "What if I'm sick the rest of my life?" And there's also the pressure it can put on relationships. Sara Gorman experienced all of these -- and was able to come through victoriously. Her story is inspiring, challenging, and, most importantly, full of hope for anyone diagnosed with Lupus or any chronic illness."
Freelance writer for Success magazine
Publisher of wisdomsedge.com