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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543964189

The Stroke That Touched My Heart

How Gratitude Transformed a 37 Year-Old Massive Stroke Survivor

by Myrtle Russell and Mia Russell

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Overview
The Stroke That Touched My Heart captures the year-long journey of Mia Russell, a 37-year-old survivor of a massive stroke, and her caregiver mom, Myrtle. It is a story of change and gratitude, and a testament to the theory that learning to be grateful in all things improves health and well-being. Chronicling how life changes after a major medical crisis, The Stroke That Touched My Heart is more than a stirring story—it is a tool that offers hope to anyone who has faced a life-changing event. It teaches that when you work on gratitude, gratitude works on you: it changes you on the inside and when you change on the inside, life changes.
Description
The Stroke That Touched My Heart captures the year-long journey of Mia Russell, a 37-year-old survivor of a massive stroke, and her caregiver mom, Myrtle. It is a story of change and gratitude, and a testament to the theory that learning to be grateful in all things improves health and well-being. Chronicling how life changes after a major medical crisis, The Stroke That Touched My Heart is more than a stirring story—it is a tool that offers hope to anyone who has faced a life-changing event. It teaches that when you work on gratitude, gratitude works on you: it changes you on the inside and when you change on the inside, life changes. You only need to look around you to witness the increasing number of young people struggling with life issues and turning to quick fixes such as drugs, alcohol, digital technology, excessive shopping, violence, and other dangerous habits—only to find that they are spiraling out of control. They constantly search for happiness that always seems to be short-lived. Gratitude is a practice that teaches you to appreciate what you already have and to realize that when you put things in proper perspective, what you have is enough, Adopting a consciousness of gratitude helps you connect with your inner power, and when you know your inner power, you no longer have to search for it in other people, places and things. Learning to be grateful ends the elusive search for peace and leads to a more meaningful life.
About the author
Myrtle Russell is a 30-year public health administrator who presently heads the Health Promotion Division for a 19-county rural region of her native state of Tennessee. She is as passionate about her work today as she was 30 years ago. In 2005 she decided to dive deeper into health promotion. Combining her passion for health with a longtime dream of writing, she wrote "Free Your Mind and the Best Will Follow", and co-authored two others with her son, Cameron, a professional trainer and coach: "small change: a 28-day guide to eating, thinking and feeling healthier", and "small change - BIG RESULTS: the Trainer's Guide to eliminating Childhood Obesity with Sports". Her fourth book, "The Stroke That Touched My Heart", co-written with her daughter Mia, is a book that neither of them dreamed of writing, which might make it her most compelling story yet. She also enjoys writing poetry. She has had award-winning poems published in regional publications and received recognition for her work by a local poetry club.
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