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Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain (How to Die Smiling Book 1) by [Sawatsky, Jarem]
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Mere words cannot express how thoughtful and lovely this book is." Mere words cannot express how thoughtful and lovely this book is." Professor H -TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE

"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

"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, no matter how difficult the path." --Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness

"... forthright and inspiring..." --Peter V. Rabinsco-author of The 36-Hour Day

"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. "--Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

"Every chapter gave me the practical wisdom I could apply to my own life, and also good stories to laugh with and savor." --Micheal Bischoff, co-author of Don't Postpone Joy

From the Author

Part I Reverence for Life
Embracing the Hard Things
Replacing Fear with Love
Letting Go
Celebrating Everything
Living the Life You've Got with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Part II True Happiness
Living Beauty Awake
Embracing Dustness
Walking the Urban Pilgrimage
Loving a Puppy
Diving into an Ocean of Gratitude with Patch Adams

Part III True Love
Responding to a Disease with a Circle
Dying and Mourning with Love
Loving Our Ancestors
Playing with Children
Being Disarmed by Joy with Lucy Kalanithi

Part IV Loving Speech and Deep Listening
Refusing to Battle My Disease
Naming Your Own Way
Making Friends with Darkness
Remembering Forgetting Is OK
Breathing Anger
Practicing Awe During Winter's Creep with John Paul Lederach

Part V Nourishment and Healing
Embracing Weakness
Falling Mindfully
Valuing Your Life
Eating like a Buddha
Developing a Family Health Plan
Mandela Gardening
Practicing Self-Compassion with Toni Bernhard

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  • File Size: 2039 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0995324204
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Canoe Press (March 3, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XF58ML9
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