How can we find our resolve to persevere despite a difficult health challenge — or several?
Where does our willpower come from, and how does it show up in our lives?
Absolute Will is a powerful, heartfelt, inspirational collaboration by twenty-one women from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Australia, South Africa and Bulgaria.
The authors have linked arms to share their personal, vulnerable, insightful TRUE STORIES of willpower when facing emotional and mental health crises, physical injuries, and disease.
Their stories range from coping with or overcoming chronic fatigue, chronic pain and scary autoimmune disease diagnoses, leaving abusive marriages, and choosing to continue with pregnancy despite a life-limiting / "not compatible with life" diagnosis, to working through PTSD and anxiety from childhood trauma, becoming resilient and purposeful after tragic events including deaths of loved ones, and living with the physical and emotional scars from a lifetime of medical procedures.
This is a remarkable group of strong, warrior women, and their incredibly moving stories are full of life's ups and downs, twists and turns, resiliency and willpower.
These women are sharing their stories to inspire others who are struggling, to show pain can be turned into purpose, and that one's past doesn't need to define one's future.
Author/collaboration creator: Jo Pronger Faulkner
Foreword: Martha Krejci
Leah Parker, Patti Kaye Bevilacqua, Adreane Dimitrova, Kristina L. Foster, Megan Foster, Bron Hadley, Lisa-Marie Haymour, Mimi Hricko, Amanda Ibbotson, Beverly Jacobson, Judith Labert, Nicole Liammari, Jacci Robyn Lötter, Jennifer Lockery Lyddiard, Andrea Orem, Rajshree Pandya, Kari Schneider, Doreen Stroud, Deborah Vick, Lianne Watersp