Chronic Pain Recovery
Once upon a time I was in horrible pain and nobody could help me. (It sucked. Big time.)
I didn’t want anyone else to ever feel that hopeless and alone, so after I get better I wrote the book Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart.
It’s the first book from the trenches of chronic pain, for people in the trenches of chronic pain—full of advice you can actually use, written in a language you can understand.
No medical jargon. No agendas. Just page after page of accessible and affordable ideas for pain recovery that have worked for people just like you, incorporating more than five years of research, testing, and experimentation.
Chronic Pain Recovery is organized into five focus areas: body, mind, support network, lifestyle, and acceptance. Once you’ve chosen ideas from each of the areas to try, use the book’s customizable toolkit to combine them into a recovery plan for yourself.
Whether you’re new to chronic pain, (Welcome to the club!) been battling it for decades, or are looking for new ideas to try because you’re worried your prescription opioids might be taken away, Chronic Pain Recovery will give you tools to put your life back together again. To learn more check out the Resources page.
Social Media Etiquette
In 2014 I published the book, Social Media Etiquette: 100 Ways to Communicate With Grace and Class.
If you use social media to support or promote your personal brand—or the brand you manage on behalf of your company or employer—having proper etiquette is critical. It can mean the difference between building a respectful, authentic online presence showing you in your best light, versus one ridden with embarrassing gaffes that could potentially end your career or company.
The book includes 100 tips to help people master the basics of social media etiquette for, (or at) work, from building a presence and engaging with your audience to publishing content. It also includes specific etiquette suggestions for the top social networks being used today, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram and platforms with geolocation capabilities.
Social Media Etiquette is available as an e-book from Amazon and is free to download for Kindle users.
Naughty Stuff I Suppose I Should Mention
I published an erotica book under a pen name in 2014, mostly because I thought Fifty Shades of Grey was poorly written and I could write something better. (I found a publisher who agreed with me).
Writing erotica wasn’t a life-long dream of mine–more of very eccentric bucket-list kind of endeavor that now gives me something interesting to talk about at cocktail parties (which is a good thing, since I suck at cocktail party conversations).
No, I’m not going to tell you my pen name (which is actually quite boring) or show you the title and cover of the book (which is also quite boring). Because if I did, things would likely get all awkward between us. I’m just mentioning it because (ironically) it was my most grown-up writing gig.