Dancing With Elephants

Dancing With Elephants

Mindfulness Training for Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or An Aging Brain

Book - 2017
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER & 2017 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER & 2017 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARD WINNER

Praise for Dancing with Elephants:

"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

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

Publisher: Winnipeg :, Red Canoe Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780995324206
Branch Call Number: 616.891425 SAW
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 22 cm

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Facing “the elephant in the room” is something we often fear. When the elephant is a chronic disease and dementia, it can only be avoided for so long. Author Jarem Sawatsky speaks of his diagnosis with Huntington’s disease and guides the reader in learning “the art of dancing with elephants” thro... Read More »


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