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Through the Eyes of a Funeral Director     |     ISBN:  978-1944328436   

Dead bodies. Crying families. Middle of the night calls. These are just a few of the things funeral directors deal with as part of life’s calling. What inspires someone to choose a career in the funeral profession? What do they love about their job? How do they really feel when handling dead bodies? In Through the Eyes of a Funeral Director, seventeen funeral directors and embalmers invite readers inside one of the most unusual jobs in the world and give honest answers to common questions. Confessing the bad with the good, the funny and the unusual, and revealing the true joys of their job as a funeral director, the collection of heartfelt stories reveals the importance of one of the oldest and most sacred caregiving professions in the world.
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Living with Rheumatic Diseases     |     ISBN:  978-1944328696

Rheumatoid arthritis. Lupus. Polymyalgia rheumatica. Psoriatic arthritis. These are but a few of the over 100 rheumatic diseases that cause the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones and organs. The pain and inflammation make simple tasks such as walking, getting dressed, and even brushing hair and teeth sometimes impossible. What triggers a flare and how are they managed? What treatments work best? What caused it, and will a cure ever be found? In Living with Rheumatic Diseases, eleven men and women invite readers inside their rheumatic lives to answers common questions. Confessing emotions, fears, and hopes, the heartfelt stories offer refreshing insight from nonclinical perspectives, and highlight the ways we find courage and hope while living with autoimmune disorders.
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Through the Eyes of an Eating Disorder   |   ISBN:  978-1944328771   

How do people develop an eating disorder? What therapies work best? Can a cure be found? These are just a few of the questions that run through the minds of ordinary people and their loved ones when faced with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. In Through the Eyes of an Eating Disorder, 13 women open up and invite readers inside their own secret world to give honest and candid answers to common questions about their diverse journeys from a nonclinical perspective, and highlight the unexpected ways they find strength, courage, and hope.

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Living with a Brain Injury     |     ISBN:  978-1944328665  

Traumatic brain injuries. Tumors. Strokes. Meningitis. These are just a few of the ways the brain can be injured. What really happens in the aftermath of a brain injury? Why can’t doctors give definitive answers? Will life ever return to normal? In Living with a Brain Injury, fourteen victims and caregivers expose a tender array of emotions, fears, and hopes. Along the way they offer truthful answers to common questions many are too afraid to ask, revealing candid yet inspiring stories about discovering courage and hope in the aftermath.

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​​​Real Life Diaries is an anthology series featuring stories by ordinary people. Dedicated to opening the dialogue and raising awareness about different life experiences, each book invites readers to discover, learn, and leave with compassion and understanding. Created by the publisher of the award-winning Grief Diaries anthology series, Real Life Diaries welcomes nonprofits, advocates, journalists, moms, dads, retirees, and anyone who wants to share their story.

Through the Eyes of DID     |     ISBN:  978-1944328832  

Fear. Secrecy. Pain. These are just a few of the emotions affecting those who live with dissociative identity disorder. What is it like to live with dissociated parts of oneself? Who controls the chaos? What triggers a switch? How do they feel about integration? In Through the Eyes of DID, 18 people who live with dissociative identity disorder invite readers inside their world and offer firsthand insight into what it's like living with multiple parts, identities, alters and personalities, and societal stigma.

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Living with Endometriosis     |     ISBN:  978-1-944328-52-8   

Endometrial disease is a chronic disorder affecting thousands of women yet remains a challenge to diagnose, treat, and manage. What therapy works best? Can a cure be found? Is sex without pain possible? Will life ever return to normal? In Living with Endometriosis, fifteen women open up and invite readers inside their very own soul-searching journey to give honest—and sometimes profound—answers to common questions. Confessing firsthand emotions, fears, and hopes, the collection of stories offers refreshing insight into the challenges of living with endometrial disease from nonclinical perspectives, and highlights the unexpected ways women of all ages find strength, courage, and hope.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING

Humans are emotional creatures. Stories are effective at connecting information to emotions in a way that people can easily remember and relate to. It's how we pass along traditions and connect to our humanity. Telling our stories is essential to being heard and getting our message out.

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Living with Mental Illness     |     ISBN:  978-1944328504  

Depression. Anxiety. Bipolar. Schizophrenia. Trichotillomania. These are just a few of the many different mental disorders that affect millions worldwide. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, in any given year nearly 10 million people experience a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. In Living with Mental Illness, readers go inside the world of 12 women living with different forms of mental illness and features firsthand accounts of their struggles and how they cope with depression, bipolar, societal stigma, and more.

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Living with Gastroparesis     |     ISBN:  978-1-944328-80-1   

In Living with Gastroparesis, 15 women invite readers inside the misunderstood world of gastroparesis and other motility disorders. Answering candid questions and confessing firsthand emotions, fears, and hopes, the collection of stories offers refreshing insight into the challenges of living with motility disorders from nonclinical perspectives, and highlights the unexpected ways we find hope, strength, and courage to continue the fight.​
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