Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See Saw of Chronic Pain: Fall Devotions: Volume 1 Paperback – 5 Oct 2012
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About the Author
Celeste Cooper is a retired RN who has transformed the way she copes with her own chronic pain. In her previous life, she was an educator, paralegal adviser, and caregiver. Celeste has learned to navigate the road so many share with her, and she believes surviving the roadblocks, stumbles and all, have not only made her a better person, they have given her great respect for the resilience of humanity. She is enriched by the many connections being sick has afforded her and allowed her to live out her desire to help others. She is a blogger, an advocate, an expert on fibromyalgia at Sharecare.com, and she participates in the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy, PAINSproject.org, an initiative of the Center for Practical Bioethics created to assist in the implementation of the Institute of Medicine report “Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.” She is lead author of the 434-page book Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, and lead author of the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain [This series]. She loves the freedom of reinventing words and exploring the endless possibilities writing provides. Co-author Jeff Miller values working with patients with chronic pain and illness. Through his expertise, he is able to help his clients cope with the many aspects of chronic illness and offers a variety of techniques and proactive utilization of gifts and skills from areas of strength adapted to areas of challenge. Jeff’s interest in chronic illness has become a sub-specialty, blending his pragmatic counseling with the individual’s spiritual perspective. Jeff's goal for his life/work is to reduce suffering and help others live to their true potential. Jeff’s mantra is, “If you want courage as your companion, do it now, do it even though you judge that courage insufficient because it is a diminishing thing, like water held in your palms. You will never be this brave again until the next time you face this. Then you will see (as you have seen) the smallest action is mightier than the noblest intention.” He is grateful above all for the trust of thousands of people in pain and for the nourishing unconditional love of his family. Jeff also gratefully acknowledges the guidance of many colleagues, especially his first boss who taught him which end of the horse he did not want to be.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
2 people found this helpful.
Don't waste your money, totally lacking in any valuable content
on 26 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I was hurt in a car accident over 2 years ago & am still suffering with lot of pain daily. I was already told I had chronic pain going on, but have recently been diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome which may last for the rest of my life. This book tries to enlighten you on some coping measures, but is depressing & very much lacking in substance. I also expected it to involve God & faith since my search was for Christian devotionals, but this is not at all religious oriented. After wading though half the book, it's mostly brief quotes & a few paragraphs & I decided I have several other books that are much worthwhile for me to be reading. Don't waste your money. Wish I could send it back, but found out on another purchase on Amazon where the seller had misrepresented the item, that Amazon does nothing to guarantee or reimburse you if the item you ordered is the item you received, regardless of whether the item was truthfully described.
One person found this helpful.
on 30 March 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Was bought as a gift.
7 people found this helpful.
Helps add new perspective to each day!
on 8 January 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
This is a great book, simple and effective! When you live in pain it's easy for the world to seem like it's falling apart. Waking up each morning in pain doesn't really help your focus, other than focusing on the pain itself and then building our day around the pain. It seems that we forget about all of the life that is going on around us and what it has to offer. This book is a reminder of all that life has to offer when you're losing focus. The book is well-written and easy to read. +1 for anyone needing help with kickstarting their days.
7 people found this helpful.
on 20 November 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
I already bought the earlier book,"Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Myofascial Pain", so I got this on the recommendation of my pain specialist. It's nicely done and very helpful. The authors give suggestions, assignments and advice on a page per day basis. I like the format because I can focus on one thing at a time to help myself with my chronic pain condition. I can also go back and review information and rate my progress. I think this is a good tool for participating in my treatment
3 people found this helpful.
Caring gift for loved ones
on 9 March 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased copies of this book (and the summer devotions book in the same series) and shipped them to my mother, who has lupus, and my mother-in-law, who has fibromyalgia. What a nice surprise and caring gesture, they thought. They found the daily devotions to be helpful in providing different ways of thinking about and coping with their pain. Mom is taking care of my dad, who has terminal cancer, and she said it helped her understand and deal with him better also. As a counselor, I appreciate the good mental health approach that the authors take. The book not only provides help for coping with physical pain but emotional pain as well.