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Chronic illness or a new diagnosis can be overwhelming, whether you or a loved one are directly affected. Medications, treatments, and paperwork are a burden, relationships are strained, and God can seem distant. Drawing from her own experience, Sr. Karen can help. She'll show you how to accept your condition, get in the right frame of mind, find comfort in prayer, and help yourself by helping others. Let the practical suggestions and stories of hope help you face the future with confidence and faith. Paperback.
Caring for ourselves is a popular topic across all segments of the population. As we age, many of us are facing our own health issues or dealing with those of friends and loved ones. Hope and Help for Living With Illness offers an uplifting resource for dealing with sickness and disability, and a unique approach to issues of health and spirituality. The author has lived with chronic illness for over 30 years, and she draws on both her own experience and the experience of others she has encountered in her ministry to provide guidance and inspiration for developing a healthy and holistic plan for life.
KAREN J. ZIELINSKI, O.S.F., was the Director of Communications for the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, from 1991 to 2008. She is now director of Canticle Studio, a creative office of products which focus on spirituality and health. She holds a BA in education and a master’s in music. She is a monthly columnist for several magazines, including St. Anthony Messenger, and is regularly published in other journals. She lectures on chronic disease and coping strategies. Karen has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1975.