Have you been diagnosed with one of the chronic kidney disease stages? There are five of them:
Getting a diagnosis is overwhelming. CKD is stressful. Whatever you are feeling, physically and emotionally, is VALID. It isn’t easy to cope with challenging health.
That is no way to live. Coping CKD can
overtake your life. It is intimidating and requires your full attention…just at
the time you are most vulnerable.
A Personal Journey
get it. I’ve been there – through all of the chronic kidney disease stages.
After hearing that my lifelong chronic illness would result in needing a kidney
transplant, I completely freaked myself out. I became a tired, stressed bundle
of nerves. I tried countless therapies, traditional and alternative, to change
my fate. Still, my disease progressed as my doctors expected. I realized that a
new, stress-free, way to manage
chronic illness was needed.
I researched the best health management techniques and interviewed other chronic illness warriors to find out what works and what is just plain harmful. (You’ll be surprised to discover that some of the most popular techniques for decreasing stress actually make it worse.)
more than a year of compiling my findings, I am thrilled to offer you Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving
Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness.
Chronic Resilience shows you how to:
You’ll also learn:
This is the guidebook I wish I had had when I was first with stage 3 of the chronic kidney disease stages. It would have cut short many years of pointless searching. The strategies in Chronic Resilience are specifically designed to make life better - even with chronic illness.
"Danea Horn has put an honest and wise voice to the
intimate journey of illness. She lights a fire for self-compassion and puts
stress in its place, while providing empowering suggestions for living with
grace and Chronic Resilience. I highly
recommend this groundbreaking book." -Kris Carr, New York Times
“I highly recommend Chronic
Resilience, not only to those who suffer from chronic illness but to those
who love them. Danea Horn promises that her book will help the chronically ill
become caregivers to themselves, and she delivers – magnificently. This book
will help you transform the stress of chronic illness into a life of
acceptance, purpose, and gratitude. It’s
a gem.” -Toni Bernhard, author
of How to be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and
“I love this book. It is funny, touching,
and true. Chronic Resilience is a
best friend for anyone impacted by chronic illness. Intimate and authentic,
tender and wise, Danea offers everyone the benefit of her courageous triumph…a
life well lived…debilitating diseases be danged!” -Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW, author of Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry
When You’re Sad, Stop When You’re Done, Feel Good Fast
“Danea provides an
invaluable perspective on how to be resilient when battling a chronic illness. A must
read to help you navigate the emotions successfully.” -Lori Hartwell,
author of Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of a Chronic Illness
Is this just one person’s experience that has nothing to do with me?
In addition to practical techniques for coping with the stress of pain and illness, Chronic Resilience includes a variety of stories from nine women with a variety of challenges. You’ll read about rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s, auto-immune disorders, Cushing’s Disease, organ transplant, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension and multiple sclerosis.
I assure you there is something that will resonate with your personal experience.
I don’t need a fluff piece. I’m dealing with a serious illness. Does Chronic Resilience address the realities of being sick?
Yes. Absolutely. It discusses the pains, embarrassments and hardships of coping with illness in a realistic, but hopeful way.
With a been-there-done-that approach, Chronic Resilience is a conversation with someone who has been in your shoes and completely understands what it is like to live day-in and day-out with symptoms, fatigue, medication, doctors’ appointments, ruined plans and a future that looks different from what you’d hoped for. The book shows you how to transcend them so that you can support your health and the rest of your life.
I’ve tried other self-help books. What makes Chronic Resilience different?
I’ve probably read the self-help books you’re referring to. Dozens of them. They offered lots of “heal yourself” advice that didn’t make a difference. It is hard to change your diet and thought patterns.
You won’t go straight from getting diagnosed to feeling grateful. The journey of illness is a winding one. Chronic Resilience works within the confines of reality and offers the compassion and understanding other books are quick to deny.
You didn’t cause your illness. It isn’t your fault. It wasn’t repressed childhood memories or too much stress. Illness is just sometimes part of life.
It is also a challenge you can absolutely meet because you
are resilient….I’ll show you.
Read Chronic Resilience and I promise you’ll have a roadmap for decreasing stress and managing your health toward the best possible outcome.
This is your life. Now, RIGHT NOW, is the time to live it.
It’s time to take the action your body needs. As someone who has coped with each of the chronic kidney disease stages, I understand. I’m ready to sit with you and create a strategy that will get you some peace. Your stressful days are numbered. Grab a cup of tea, and let’s chat.