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Dancing with Elephants Audiobook

Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

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Publisher's Summary

Diagnosed with a disease that can't be reversed? Learn how to keep living life to the fullest.

Have you received a terminal or chronic diagnosis? Is your mind succumbing to age or illness? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding yes.

Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease he found there was nothing for those living with incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he's bringing his findings and insights to you.

In Dancing with Elephants, you'll discover:

  • Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook
  • Humorous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky's own journey
  • Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you've been shaken to the core
  • A new perspective to cut some of the pain and renew your spirit
  • Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more!

Based on the popular blog of the same name, Dancing with Elephants includes insightful interviews with chronic disease experts Toni Bernhard, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky's landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer. If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you'll love Sawatsky's life-changing book.

Buy Dancing with Elephants today to discover a new way to live!

©2017 Jarem Sawaky (P)2017 Jarem Sawaky

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    He illustrates how your thinking can and must shift when faced with a long term chronic illness, techniques to deal with major negative life changes.

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    Brenda 03-20-17
    Brenda 03-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "What do you envision when you read the words 'Dancing with Elephants'?"

    Now have a listen and hear the reality of the dance. Unbelievable story.
    The most thought provoking, heart tugging, inspiring, comprehensive glance at life with an elephant in the room. Each of us is given but one chance at the journey called life. Make it the journey of your choice, while you have a voice. This book gives you examples of how you and your family can love one another while laughing and dancing with the elephant. May your last words be "love". May those you love, truly understand the difficult decisions made on your behalf are that which you understood were necessary and approved of. Talk to and about the elephant before your voice is no longer a power. I will share this book with many. I thank Mr. Sawatsky for sharing this important book with all who take the time to really "hear" it. Blessings for a peaceful transition.

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    Laurie 03-09-17
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    "From a person is on this journey of Huntington's disease"

    This was very meaningful and timely! Have not heard anything from this perspective ! Lots to think about! As reading becomes more difficult , audiobooks are so meaningful especially those read by the author!!❤❤

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    jrt enabler 10-13-17
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    Beautiful honest and helpful— thank you for this gift to suffering persons

    Also great additional resources

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    Margaret E. Hess 09-15-17
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    "Beautiful Raw Hurt but a Story of Trying"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Especially someone who has trouble finding interest in someone outside themselves. It is so beautifully written and the pain is so vivid and with such heart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dancing with Elephants?

    When he found out his disease could be passed to offspring.


    What about Jarem Sawatsky’s performance did you like?

    The matter of fact voice still is with me. I feel great emotion from it. It was so unique.


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    "More of this!"

    I bought the audio version of Dancing with Elephants, and I will definitely be listening again. Thank you for sharing you life with us Jarem.

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    DR Colorado, USA 07-16-17
    DR Colorado, USA 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Deeply touching"

    Jerem's gift of insite in this wonderful book will touch you deeply. Suffering and uncertainty are not so dark with lights like this book. There is human dignity between these pages. Hope too.

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