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How I Birthed a Breech Book: 8 Steps for Self-Publishing a Book

"Have you ever thought of writing a book?” That was the comment I kept hearing from medical and nursing students when sharing my story with them. After several years of hearing this, I decided to listen.  I'm glad I did. In between making the decision to write a book, and seeing it published, it was…

So you want to write a book while chronically ill? Here’s what you need to know.

Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to fulfil your dream because of your chronic illness. If you are one of the 81% of Americans that wants to write a book, you may be struggling to see how you can achieve that with your illness. It certainly makes it more challenging. I know, because…

Nonprofits: Vehicles of Change!

“A strong and barely controlled emotion”;  this is the definition of the word Passion. This word “Passion” is the reason I made the decision to start my nonprofit organization, “Sickle International Family Coalition”.  Many other nonprofits have been founded on that very word. People create nonprofits because they want to see change. Nonprofits are vital…

Chronic Illness Advocacy and the Holidays

Advocating for chronic illness is a year-round job, one we do with passion and dedication. But advocacy can get more challenging during the holidays. It’s a busy and sometimes emotional time of year and there’s only so much energy to go around. My new book Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness is…
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