If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses (2020)

If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses Linda McNamara Karen Kemper If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress Learn to Accessorize Guidance Inspiration and Hope for Women with Lupus Scleroderma and Other Autoimmune Illnesses Lupus and scleroderma are our shadows but they do not define us We may have to wear the ugly dresses of chronic illness but we don t have to be the ugly dresses Linda and KarenIf you are experiencing
  • Title: If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses
  • Author: Linda McNamara Karen Kemper
  • ISBN: 9781604945959
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses Linda McNamara Karen Kemper Lupus and scleroderma are our shadows but they do not define us We may have to wear the ugly dresses of chronic illness but we don t have to be the ugly dresses Linda and KarenIf you are experiencing a long term illness or disability, this book is for you as well as your family and friends The authors share a collection of deeply personal stories and poetry to Lupus and scleroderma are our shadows but they do not define us We may have to wear the ugly dresses of chronic illness but we don t have to be the ugly dresses Linda and KarenIf you are experiencing a long term illness or disability, this book is for you as well as your family and friends The authors share a collection of deeply personal stories and poetry to describe their journey from illness to health, well being, and fruitful living Their creative life management strategies provide a road map to help you overcome overwhelming feelings of loss, grief, anger, fear, and powerlessness navigate a healthcare system filled with individuals who can be patronizing or dismissive field well intentioned but hurtful remarks such as, But you look so good walk the tightrope between seeking and accepting help and fiercely guarding your independence.Chronic illness forces you to slow down and reexamine your values, your choices, and the way you define yourself In If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize, Linda McNamara and Karen Kemper offer companionship throughout the process, helping you face your challenges with dignity and grace.About the AuthorsLinda McNamara, RN, MBA Linda is a registered nurse, healthcare consultant, and certified health coach with over forty years experience in health and wellness She has been living with systemic lupus since 1996.Karen A Kemper, PhD, MSPH Karen is a health educator and university professor in health promotion and public health She has certifications in health fitness and life coaching and has worked in health and wellness for twenty five years She has been living with scleroderma since 1992.
If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses Linda McNamara Karen Kemper

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One thought on “If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses

  1. Jolene Rodenbaugh

    OMG this is such a small world I am reading this book, which is really good and applies to all of us, not just those with autoimmune disease We all have things to overcome in our lives and this positive and inspirational book by a woman with Scleroderma and one with Lupus can help I go to a Scleroderma support group meeting and there are these two very wonderful and strong ladies there for the first time as well as me When I hear the names I can t believe that they are the mother and the aunt of [...]

  2. Leslie

    This book is a warm blanket on a chilly day I recommend it to anyone experiencing and or seeking to understand the emotional side of chronic illness I anticipate rereading this book.

  3. Dawn Leitheuser

    LOVED it Was very inspiring and uplifting Had great explanations for dealing and coping A must for people with auto immune diseases.

  4. Rivke

    This book was a quick and easy read It is nice to read the stories of two women who have learned to live well with autoimmune disease That is no small feat It helps the reader to feel less alone in her struggle The reason I gave this book a low rating which I rarely do , is because it is not very well written Unfortunately, I don t feel like I learned very much from the book The authors promise many practical tools on the back cover, such as overcome overwhelming feelings , navigate the healthca [...]

  5. Wanda Argersinger

    Not what I expected I actually found the idea behind the book to be a funny idea, but the book itself was not what I expected, nor what I wanted Perhaps a newly diagnosed patient would find it helpful As for me, NO.

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