“After The Diagnosis:The Journey Beyond”

   The onset of a chronic illness can drastically alter the course of your life! Do dark days overwhelm you as you try to adjust to your new reality? Do you yearn for the life you used to have – filled with fun, laughter and joy? When your health brings you dark days, remember that at the end of every storm … there is a rainbow!   The authors of “After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond” Trish Robichaud, Jeff Cadwell and Sylvia McGrath, know all about what you are experiencing. They are living life filled with optimal health, while coping with chronic illnesses themselves. They urge you to begin a step-by-step journey through the various stages of learning to “have a life” in spite of your chronic illnesses.   This book is jam-packed with life improving information, uplifting inspirational quotes, poems and exercises to help you develop the essential coping skills you need to move forward and get the most out of your life.   As you conquer each step in the process, you will gain confidence that you are on the healthiest road to adjusting to your new reality. You will discover how to empower yourself to take control and live a full and rewarding life. Helen Keller once said, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”   Get ready to get back in the driver’s seat and follow your road to the rainbow!


“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


About writingmama

Sylvia McGrath ~ AKA Writingmama, a freelance writer from King City, Ontario has worked in the business field for about forty years obtaining business management experience and business writing skills. She also spent several years in social work for Children’s Services. Now retired is living her childhood dream of being a writer. A few years ago Sylvia decided to take a course in freelance writing, which she really enjoyed as it was the key to follow her dreams. Since completing the course, she has worked as a professional writer, a published poet and co-authored a book with Two Maximum Life Coaches about living with chronic illness; this is titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond.” She also co-authored an E-Book of Resources for the parents of children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges titled “The Treasure Chest of Resources,” part-one has already been sent to the Canadian National Library Archives. Sylvia has also written several articles on chronic illness for the following online sites. •www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/writingmama •www.helium.com/users/32475 •www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=Writingmom Besides working as a freelance writer, Sylvia still finds time for two other passions of hers; to volunteer as a literacy tutor for her local Learning Centre, and assist in facilitating of workshops on disability awareness. Her main mission for the future is to write a series of books for young adults and children who have learning challenges and suffer chronic illness. At present she is also the co-owner and columnist for “Professor Owl’s Newsletter” which is published on-line monthly for children.
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