Sunday, December 15, 2013

WINTER DEVOTIONS edition of Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain by Celeste Cooper, RN and Jeff Miller, PhD

Cooper, C and Miller, J. Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See Saw of Chronic Pain, WINTER DEVOTIONS. Blue Springs, MO: Impress Media, 2013.

Available in paperback ~240 pages, 6” x 9.” here.
eBook in Kindle format available here.
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There is nothing charismatic about chronic pain regardless of its source. Pain is greedy and demanding. It consumes our time, our relationships, and our function, and it threatens everything that is important in our lives, our character and our dignity... Come with us as we walk the barren winter land appreciating that it is necessary to rid ourselves of previous conceptions in preparation for the spring season of rebirth...

Read more here.

Published by ImPress Media, December, 2013.
ISBN:  13: 978-0615924052

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Inside the cover:

“This lovely book of devotions is rich with insight and practical suggestions for any one with chronic pain. It is filled witch inspirational and healing words dealing with topics from nutrition, exercise and sleep to relating successfully to your doctor.”
~Susan E. Opper, MD, Medical Director of Saint Luke’s Pain Management Services, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

“I love the very idea of “Winter Devotions”.   The struggle of living with chronic pain is compounded for many by the winter months when it is cold, damp, and often gloomy.  Bones ache, joints hurts, and the spirit sometimes become depressed. This wonderful book provides a tool to help with those issues.  The quotes, photography and motivation of authors Celeste Cooper and Jeff Miller all bring much needed hope and relief.”

~Myra J. Christopher, Kathleen M. Foley Chair in Pain and Palliative Care at the Center for Practical Bioethics and Principal Investigator of the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy.

Don’t miss the forward too, read more from inside the cover here.

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The books in this series are filled with famous quotes, affirmations and pleasing photos that the authors hope you will find motivating and rewarding as you pursue your journey in learning to live with chronic pain. There are helpful tools for finding answers to questions such as:

  • How can I find balance in my strengths and weakness?
  • How can I change my word energy?
  • What do those pain terms mean?
  • On the pain scale, what is my ten?
  • What can I do to maintain and build healthy relationships?
  • Have I thought about my choices? 
  • How can I redirect pain when it gets bossy?
...and much more.

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Sneak Peek

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Day Fifteen

Role Modeling for Universal Love

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.  I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882

When Emerson’s friend Henry David Thoreau was jailed for not paying taxes (as a conscientious objector to the unjust Mexican War), he was looking out of his jail cell on Concord’s main street.  Emerson saw him in passing and exclaimed, “David, what are you doing in THERE?” Thoreau responded, “Ralph, what are you doing out THERE?” The honesty and focus of their shared love of nature, literature, liberty, and spiritual growth cultivated some of the most influential thinking in our recent history.  The courage it takes to be a true friend cannot be over emphasized.

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Read more about Celeste and other books here.

Or on her website here by clicking on the “About the Books” tab.

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