Can’t Sit: Living with a Sitting Disability

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Everyone sits. But what happens when even that simple action is enough to cause severe back pain? Despite the simplistic name, getting diagnosed with a sitting disability means your life is about to get much, much more complicated. When every bend and turn means suffering, even the most ordinary of events ends up a challenge. Long car, train, and plane rides are excruciating. Even sitting a table for the length of a meal is unthinkable. Forget about going to the movies unless you plan to stand in the back. And at the office, while everyone else relaxes at their desks, you’re forced to remain upright in your cubicle for eight long hours. In Can’t Sit: Living with a Sitting Disability , author Rick Lunkenheimer chronicles his journey with a sitting disability and all the inconveniences and pains it presents. Starting from his initial spikes of minor back pain to a life living with what has only recently been labeled a disability, Lunkenheimer takes us through the myriad of doctors’ visits, misdiagnoses, rehabilitations, and even one major back surgery that follow. Can’t Sit reveals just how awkward such a condition can make any social situation, not to mention…

Love and Compassion Is My Religion: A Beginner’s Book into Spirituality

BOOK DESCRIPTION Jane Zarse grew up the child of privilege in Lake Forest, Illinois. She attended a prestigious academy, drove a new Audi to school, and discovered the love of boys. She also discovered alcohol—which quickly became her crutch. In Love and Compassion Is My Religion, Zarse gives readers a heartfelt look at how she finally learned to love herself, climbing back from hitting bottom with the love of God. She fought bulimia and drank to excess after graduating from Boston University, then worked first as an actress and later as a high-volume trader at Chicago’s Options Exchange. She lacked compassion for others, but didn’t realize why until much later. The reason? She didn’t love herself. But everything broke open after Zarse’s mother died of a heart attack and she divorced her husband. At first the downward spiral was steep, but then she found the strength to pick herself up and finally seek help. Love and Compassion Is My Religion is a guide to finding your spiritual self—no matter how much you’ve sinned or lost yourself. It’s a guide to how to find your way back. Zarse using her own excesses as an example, shows how it can be done.…

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