A Vexation of the Spirit: One Womans Journey with Multiple Illnesses Sheila Mooney

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Published: November 21st 2006

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101 pages


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A Vexation of the Spirit: One Womans Journey with Multiple Illnesses  by  Sheila Mooney

A Vexation of the Spirit: One Womans Journey with Multiple Illnesses by Sheila Mooney
November 21st 2006 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 101 pages | ISBN: | 7.56 Mb

Sheila W. Mooney has written a book about the effects of chronic illness on the mind and spirit. She has eight chronic illnesses and talks about her own experiences with refreshing candor. Theres no self-pity here, just an honest account of herMoreSheila W. Mooney has written a book about the effects of chronic illness on the mind and spirit. She has eight chronic illnesses and talks about her own experiences with refreshing candor. Theres no self-pity here, just an honest account of her illnesses and what she has come to know about mind and spirit.

Youll read about her growing up in a small farming village in Maine, then on to her own family and ultimately, several psychiatric hospitalizations. After losing her career to Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, she faced a great change in her life.Chronic illness brings a new life, and suddenly leaves an old one behind. One may look normal, but on the inside is suffering and pain. The great accumulation of suffering includes:•Grief•Isolation and Loneliness•Anxiety•Depression•Economic Stress•PainAfter the author chronicles her story, she has some basic suggestions to help those who are suffering invisibly.

She intertwines two stories, her private subjective thoughts with a concise presentation of ideas. She writes with compassion and imagination. This book is a must-read for those and their caretakers facing chronic illness, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, arthritis and brain injury.



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