I'm off to the bookstore this morning...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    and am looking for a couple of suggestions. I'm trying to learn to relax - in fact, looking to learn how to meditate. Take some assigned time to center myself. I've been told by good friends & by my physical therapist & GP that this can help me deal with the daily pain of chronic illness.

    I'm also scoping out books on living with a chronic illness. One book I'm looking to get is Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Illness.

    Do any of you have suggestions for books on these topics? I don't want to waste any of my well earned dollars, but feel it's time to move onto the next step - acceptance & helping myself to heal in a more natural way. (I will continue to take medications as prescribed, but maybe if I can learn new ways I won't need the level of medications, especially the pain medications.)

    Thanks - I appreciate any & all suggestions. :flower:
     
  2. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member

    Tried and true, and you can get them from the library:

    The Dance of Women's Spirituality ~ Maria Harris

    The Artist's Way / Finding Water / The Artist's Way at Work ~ all by Julia Cameron

    Check the Barnes & Nobles web site for introductory level Yoga tapes you can use at home. I have one called Kundalini Yogo with Grace & Strength (Carol Carlson) that I just love. Way too advanced for my level, but I love the feel of the tape.

    Eat, Pray, Love ~ but I cannot remember the author's name right now.
    A woman spends four months in Italy to learn about pleasure, four months in an ashram in India to immerse herself in spirituality, and four months in Indonesia with a spiritual teacher to learn balance.

    Wishing well!

    Barbara
     
  3. Just keep swimming

    Just keep swimming New Member

    Linda,

    Awesome idea! Have you tried any guided meditation CD's? I have a few for Aly, childrens versions, but I know they have ones for adults as well. I love listening to Aly's though, they really help me relax. Aly has one at school and utilizes it daily to help calm her anxiety.

    Have fun, I adore book shopping!!!

    Hugs,
    Vickie
     
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Our hospital here offers mediation classes, as well as classes on learning to live with chronic conditions. Maybe check your hospital out.
     
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