Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fibro book available for Awareness Day

(Stacy) Hello, Fibro Friends! I want to share some very exciting news with you. You know how everyone is always asking if there is a book that explains to friends and loved ones what fibromyalgia is like and how they can understand us and help us? Well, IT EXISTS!

Last month a lovely young woman named April directed me to a blog post that her husband, Mike, had written all about her fibromyal...gia and how he had learned to become "an instrument of hope" in her life through grace, laughter, understanding, and proactive planning.


It was so simple, so beautiful, so... effective. I left a comment thanking Mike and telling him that so many people needed this post in their lives. Imagine my joy when I learned he was turning it into a book so that we could literally hand a friend a copy!

Here's what you need to know. This book is full of validation for you and warm-hearted, realistic, loving advice for your friends and family. It is short, so if you give it to a friend or loved one they will not feel overwhelmed reading it. It is not a manual, but rather a guide. Everyone has to find their own path, but it really helps to have a compass.

The best part? The book will be available on May 12 on Amazon and, in honor of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, the Kindle version of this book will be only 99 cents (instead of 1.99). That's right. Less than a dollar. Paperback will be 5.99, and that's a pretty awesome price, too.

And last but not least, I'd like to point out that yes, that is MY ART on the cover! No worries, though. I get nothing from the sales of this beautiful book. I sold Mike the right to use my Fibro Pain Art piece, Trigger Points, for a very small but fair price - a pretty standard sale of a stock image. I'm honored to be even a small part of this project.

So, look for Loving Those with Fibro by Michael R. Holien on Amazon next week,and give a copy to a loved one!

And thank you Mike and April for sharing your journey. The Fibro community needed this little light.

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