"If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything." --Lana Philips
"Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living
"...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life, by someone living with a debilitating disease." --Jean Vanier, national bestselling author of Becoming Human
2017 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER
2017 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARD WINNER
Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges?
Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? 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 this empowering mindfulness guide.
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 of self-discovery and surprising family caregiving
- Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you've been shaken to the core
- A new perspective to transform your 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 compassion experts Jon Kabat-Zinn, 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 with joy!
Book 1 in the award-winning & National bestselling series. More than 35K copies of the series sold and over 475 of five star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.
About the Author
Jarem Sawatsky, Ph.D., is the National Bestselling author/ co-author of 6 books, including the award-winning Dancing with Elephants. He is internationally known for his work as peacebuilder, and teacher working to bring engaged mindfulness to those interested in wellness, resilience, and transformation. Since being diagnosed with a terminal disease, he has been stumbling his way (literally) into finding more healing and joyful ways to live. Even though he has holes in his brain (yes, literally), his work has been celebrated by authors who have sold over a million copies such as Lucy Kalanithi and Peter V. Rabins, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, New York Times Bestsellers like Sharon Salzberg and Jen Mann, National Bestselling authors like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Margaret Wheatley and Jean Vanier, and even a well-known clown, Patch Adams. You can download a free resource of his at http: //www.jaremsawatsky.com
WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS
"In Dancing with Elephants, Jarem Sawatsky offers a powerful example of the art of real happiness. This inspiring story reminds us just how essential it is to bring lovingkindness into every step of life." - New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg
"When life seems to be falling apart, Jarem Sawatsky's interesting and entertaining book reminds us that laughter is what we need to not take ourselves too seriously. " - New York Times bestselling author Jen Mann
WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS
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★★★★★ "Helps each of us learn about loving, letting go, and living in the present moment"
★★★★★ "The most helpful book I've read on living with serious illness"
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★★★★★ "Captivated me from the very beginning"
★★★★★ "Written with all the earmarks of authenticity"
★★★★★ "I have never ever said this before: this book changed my life"
★★★★★ "Allowed me to look more deeply with the eyes of compassion"
★★★★★ "The courage and humor in this story are amazing"