by Peter Waite
Announcing the first ever HealingWell Blog book giveaway! I'm very happy to give away Carla Ulbrich's new book How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit. Carla writes from the heart with refreshing wit and sometimes brutal honesty about her own struggles and challenges with chronic illness. Some my favorite essays include "How Not to Be Completely Exhausted", "Disease Envy", and "Top Ten Annoying Things to Say to Someone Who's Just Been Diagnosed".
Summary: How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? is a collection of short, inspiring, funny essays that help people thrive, celebrate life, and work through illness. Carla Ulbrich - the Singing Patient - reveals how laughter has been pivotal to reclaiming her health after serious crises. She offers heartfelt and humorous advice for navigating the medical system and explains how she benefited from exploring better nutrition, exercise, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture. This singer-songwriter's candid insights, wisecracking commentary, handy lists, and hilarious song lyrics provide smiles and gentle camaraderie to those who want to tackle health problems with courage, zest and humor.
Visit Carla's blog at Lupus, Humor and Wellness.
How to enter the giveaway (you can get up to 4 separate entries - one for each of the actions below, so the more entries, the better your chance of winning):
I'll be announcing the winner (picked at random) Wednesday, November 30th, so you can enter until Midnight EST on November 29th. This gives you two weeks to get entered to win! Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. addresses only. Good luck!
And the Winner is.......
Look for another awesome book giveaway next month!
Peter Waite, M.S., M.A. is founder and CEO of HealingWell.com, and holds graduate degrees from Utah State University and Brandeis University. Founded in 1997, HealingWell.com is the foremost support community on diseases, conditions, and chronic illness. HealingWell.com has been featured by BBC Online, USA Today, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Industry Standard, Reader's Digest, PBS.org, Forbes.com, and USA Weekend Magazine. HealingWell.com has also been the recipient of numerous health industry awards. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children.