We often don’t think about our bodies until something goes wrong—and then we suddenly become aware of how crucial each individual part is to the functioning whole. Illness and injury usually take us by surprise, interrupting our plans and expectations of how our lives will play out, both in the short and the long term. While our bodies are miraculous self-healing machines, properly diagnosing and treating the physical problem can be a long, complicated process. Finding the money, access, or time for treatment can add immense levels of stress, and if there are any long-term adjustments needed in how we interact with the world around us, it can cause us to question our identities, capabilities, and assumptions about life. Our bodies, minds, and spirits can all be affected, and it’s important to care for all three together.
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This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice.
The next time you pull a muscle and think, “Oh my gosh, not another one,” you may need to consider the location of your pain may not be the cause. If you are plagued with chronic muscle pulls or tendonitis-like symptoms you’ll need a more holistic approach to the problem.
Dorothy had not regained her full stability, support, and leg lift following surgery for a Lisfranc dislocation and fracture of her navicular she suffered in rehearsal prior to a performance. It is worth watching this lesson through to the end to see how much she gains.
Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery, spanning some thirty years of Dr.
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