The Gift Within

Autoimmunity and my enlightening path through my journal of affirmations, dedications and heartfelt poetic expression.

by Margie Kugler

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/13/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781452572970
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781452572987
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781452573571

About the Book

In 2001, I was confronted with the most frightening challenge of my life, the diagnosis of a disease called scleroderma. I gradually learnt that this was no ordinary condition, as both my immune and vascular systems are compromised. The body is overproducing collagen throughout the body’s cells, tissues, organs, and systems, causing scarring or fibrosis. I felt strongly compelled to stay positive and explored many areas of help by seeking medical, holistic, and spiritual ways of healing.

My book reveals the challenging and yet empowering journey I am living. Through a natural desire to express myself, I began writing my thoughts down daily and led to much insight and inspiration. My journal of poems, affirmations, and dedications brings to light a culmination of years of fear, bravery, pain, faith, desperation, and enlightenment.

I sincerely hope this reaches the many thousands of people who are struggling just like me, dealing with their day-to-day tribulations of managing an autoimmune disease. I endeavour to deliver comfort and recognition by openly sharing my story and I wish with all my heart and soul that it helps people in some reassuring way or hopefully in a most miraculous way. This is my dream.

About the Author

Born in Perth, Australia, Margie was raised the ninth child to loving Italian migrant parents. At age thirty-nine, she was diagnosed with scleroderma, a rare and incurable autoimmune disease.

Margie’s humble, spiritual and positive values have helped her nurture constant faith in her body’s own ability of healing itself.

The importance of a holistic approach to healing was a major part of her transformation, and Margie’s poems are a sincere, emotional insight, which she shares in hope of helping others on a similar journey.