Are you ready to spring clean your healthy habits in 2018?
I’ve teamed up with five other chronic illness writers to giveaway away some post-holiday goodies! All the authors are passionate about helping you live your best life with a chronic illness. Since we know having a chronic illness can often impact your ability to work, we wanted to give away some stuff for free!
By entering the giveaway, you’ll have the chance to win two hard copy books, four e-books, and a healing box delivered to your doorstep!
You can enter the contest here over the next two weeks, and I’ll announce the winner on Facebook!
Learn more about our awesome prizes below:
Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress
By: Holly Bertone
Summary: Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease is the first book ever to educate individuals specifically with autoimmune disease on their legal and disability rights in the workplace. The book was born out of author Holly Bertone’s personal and painful experience and lack of resources available specifically for individuals with autoimmune diseases. She walks you through the basics of navigating FMLA, EEO, reasonable accommodations, working with your boss, and then provides much needed resources to help you find that critical balance between taking care of your health and managing your symptoms at work.
The Author: Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is a #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert. After spending over 20 years as a Project Manager in both government and industry, she is now the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC and runs the health and wellness website pinkfortitude.com. Holly is a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor and turned these two significant health challenges into a passion to help others. She inspires others with her quick wit, brutal honesty, and simple ways to be healthy in real life.
By: Melissa Reynolds
Summary: With a passion for research, health and wellness, Melissa combines her findings (both research and anecdotal evidence) with personal experience and hopes that sharing this knowledge will make even one life a bit easier.
Using a combination of research and personal trial and error, she has managed to bring her pain and fatigue levels down and minimise the effects of the debilitating brain fog by using everything she has written about on her blog MelissavsFibromyalgia.com.
The Author: Melissa Reynolds is a mama of two beautiful, busy boys who is trying to live, love and be well while living with Fibromyalgia. I write at www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com to share what I learn in the hope of saving even one person the time and energy it took for me to find the information and enact it. I am the author of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia and Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia.
By: James Lilley
Summary: Based on six years of meticulous research, the topics included in this step-by-step guide to wellness act as stepping stones to healthier lands; they are your shortcut to a less stressed, more energized, healthier version of you. The route back to wellness can be a beautifully winding road - let this book show you the most efficient way to get from point A to point B.
The Author: In 2011, a routine medical procedure went horribly wrong and I became seriously ill. For several more years, the medical system continued to fail me until I eventually found myself slumped in a wheelchair. Out of desperation, I turned to natural medicine and today I am well. From wheelchair to wellness, the route to recovery took me down some beautiful winding roads. Having seen firsthand what works and what doesn't, I've become quite passionate about health and buying local food.
As someone who also enjoys writing, I tend to put a great deal of effort into my books. I relish the challenge of taking complex medical topics and turning them into something that reads like two old friends chatting over a pot of tea. I'm especially fond of the following quote from Albert Einstien. - "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
By: Alexa Federico
Summary: A diagnosis of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis can feel daunting at first. There is no clearly defined path that newly diagnosed people should follow and therein lies the author's motivation for this book. Alexa Federico has lived with Crohn's disease since she was an adolescent and has learned that living well with IBD requires a look into the person as a whole, not just a narrow view of the disease.
The Author: Having been diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was still a child, Alexa Federico has experience with Crohn's disease for more than 10 years from childhood through adulthood. She experimented with several types of medicine in order to find the disease management strategies that worked for her, and she continues to do so today. After seeing great results implementing diet and lifestyle changes, she earned her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification. Alexa works with her clients to reveal the connections between food and lifestyle choices and health.
By: Karen Frazier
Summary: The Easy Anti Inflammatory Diet is the most complete, easy-to-use resource for fighting inflammation through diet and nutrition. This book presents a unique approach to the anti inflammatory diet that singles out the 15 most effective anti inflammatory foods and presents a collection of simple recipes that incorporate each one.
The Author: Karen Frazier is the author of the best-selling cookbooks The Easy Acid Reflux Cookbook, The Acid Reflux Escape Plan, The Hashimoto’s Cookbook and Action Plan, andDASH Done Slow: The DASH Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook. Karen specializes in writing about health, wellness, and nutrition-based restrictive diets. She serves as Health Editor at LoveToKnow.com. Learn more at KarenFrazier.com.
By: Kayla Kurin
Summary: Inside this book, you'll find the 7 steps the author took that led to her recovery from chronic pain including:
- understanding pain
- understanding the science of yoga
- taming the mind
- using the breath as a source of energy
- developing postures for a daily yoga practice
- creating self-care rituals - living mindfully
The author: You can read more about my story here!