Wellness Warrior- Fighting For Life in Fabulous Shoes
By Lisa Douthit
Genre: Nonfiction, Medical
Have you ever awakened to find you’ve contracted a devastating disease that ended life as you knew it forever? Lisa did . . . multiple times. After surviving four different cancers, she hit the final wall when a life-threatening autoimmune disease took over. Exhausted and discouraged, she had to make a choice: was she going to give in to disease and let nature take its final course, or would she use whatever strength she had left to figure out what the hell was happening to her . . . and, more importantly, why?
After immersing herself in the study of illness from physical, emotional, and spiritual perspectives, Lisa learned how to recreate her body from the cellular level while keeping her sense of humor. Throughout her crazy journey, she shares practical skills and a quirky higher guidance to create positive shifts in your health which will serve as a road map through the darkest hours of life.
Lisa Douthit is a holistic therapist who is passionate about healing from all perspectives. After struggling with multiple bouts of cancer and autoimmune disease, no one understands the physical, spiritual, and emotional rollercoaster better than she does. Somewhere between contracting lymphoma and myasthenia gravis, she made it her mission to understand the lessons available to us through illness. And as a homeopath, Reiki Master, Theta practitioner and through expensive nutrition education, she learned how to recreate herself and others from the inside, out.
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My review [rating=4]
Although I chose to review this book, I must be honest and say that I thought I’d make heavy weather of it given the subject. But I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to read through and learn from Lisa’s experiences. That’s a credit to Lisa’s style of writing and how personal the sharing was.
Lisa’s ability to find her own path to wellness in a balanced way – combining medication, exercise, alternative therapies and making changes in her diet are truly commendable and inspiring. Her inner journey, call it spiritual if you like, to find meaning in her suffering and to use her experiences to create a balanced life are well expressed.
This is applicable to us all – everyone of us is called to learn from the supposedly ‘bad’ experiences life brings our way. As Lisa says, “We are our best teachers when we choose to be students of our lives.’
The book reinforced my belief that it is possible for each of us to find wellness in the true sense of the word. To quote Lisa again,
‘True cures cover all aspects of our being: mind, body, and soul. It’s the sense of peace we feel deep within us know that whatever form our life takes in any given moment, we are exactly where we need to be.’
This is a book I would recommend to people suffering from life-altering illness and to anyone who needs a reminder that it’s possible to find light and wellness in the midst of great darkness and ill-health.