Managing the Dragon that is Chronic Illness Transcending Limiting Beliefs And Finding Happiness in the Moment
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As much as I struggled to get well in the beginning, as much as I rebelled against my situation and cried over it, I just felt worse, not better. After a couple of years, it occurred to me that perhaps, the best strategy was to again, let go. A chronic illness, above all, teaches us to let go! We are subjected to loss of such huge proportions that there comes a time where we either give up or give in.
If, like me, you are not one to give up, then we could ask our self: what is the meaning of giving in? For me, it has been a process through which I have learned acceptance. Accepting my condition brought me a sense of peace: OK, there’s a dragon by my side 24/7. Now what? I chose to stop thinking and saying that this is wrong, not normal, certainly not fair, and ‘why me?’ I began by taking a step back and looking at my situation from a different perspective. If, for some reason, I was going to live this way for who knows how long, I had to make some sense of it. I had to give my life a new meaning that I had not planned on exploring.
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About the Book
An inspiring journey to a meaningful new normal.
What would it be like to go through each day as if moving through molasses up to your neck? Author Marianne Granger suddenly found herself incapacitated at the age of 46. Devastated and with no cure for her illness in sight, she recounts how she went from victim to empowered as she learned to tame her “dragon” by mastering her emotions, her ego. Follow her journey to a fresh perspective on a life that can bring joy and serenity. Whether you or someone you love is struggling with chronic illness, you will find that raising awareness, forgiving and letting go are just a few of the liberating steps on the road to wellness.
This is the path of Higher Maintenance.
About the Author
A trained Counselor and Life Coach, Marianne Granger leaves behind a career centered on helping people live their best life. In 2001, she was struck down by a devastating and mysterious illness, incurable to this day. She chose to embark on a journey of self-care that eventually became the inspiration for this book. After daring to delve deep within in search of healing and transformation, she encourages us to discover the magic that gives rise to the intent of living a joyous and serene life in any circumstance. She lives with her husband in southern Canada.