• Dancing with Elephants

  • Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain
  • By: Jarem Sawatsky
  • Narrated by: Jarem Sawatsky
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Author's Republic
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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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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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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Thought provoking

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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  • DR
  • Colorado, USA
  • 07-16-17

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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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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Living with a Terminal Illness

The author has a wonderful understanding of what’s really important in life: family friends and love. He is a gifted teacher of how to live well—with a good sense of humor.

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Inspirational

Dancing with Elephants inspires me to be the best version of me that I can be. Jarem shares his journey of embracing living with Huntington’s in such a beautiful, accepting and peaceful way. No easy feat to be sure! I will share your story and it will help others. Thank you.

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Inspiring

Relevant for all of us on life’s journey.
Not just for those with terminal illness.

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Fabulous

I am a general internist who has worked with her patients on Mindfulness as well as death and dying and living with chronic disease. This is a wonderful, at times painfully honest story which I plan to recommend to my groups

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Great Audio Book!

What did you love best about Dancing with Elephants?

My favorite thing about this audiobook: it is narrated by the author.

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Listening to this book was like hearing a reality-based pep talk from a good friend that actually knows what I’m going through.

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A Unique Perspective on Living Life Well

This book by Jared Sawstsky is narrated by the author. He is a member of a family that carries the gene for Huntington’s Disease, in which members may learn as they age that they have inherited the gradually debilitating disease.
Jared is the perfect narrator, for his life has included many different opportunities to look at life in a variety of living situations. He has also gone to the trouble of either seeking out people he most admires, or if unable to meet them, he has gone to great lengths to learn about what these people thought, how they lived, and what they taught or left behind as their philosophies.
Mr Sawatsky speaks clearly and slowly, giving the listener along the way many of Mr Sawatsky’s own personal beliefs in how to live a happier life, no matter what one finds as they move along their journey through life. I particularly like the idea that one can choose to be happy, no matter what their life circumstances may be.