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Dancing with Elephants

Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

How to Die Smiling


If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything. —Lana Philips

Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself. —Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author

...beautiful and inspiring book...full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life, by someone living with a debilitating disease. —Jean Vanier, national bestselling author




Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges?

Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES.

Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, he found there was nothing for those living with an incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he’s bringing his findings and insights to you in this empowering mindfulness guide.

In Dancing With Elephants you’ll discover:

★ Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook

★ Humorous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky’s own journey of self-discovery and surprising family caregiving

★ Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you’ve been shaken to the core

★ A new perspective to transform your pain and renew your spirit

★ Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more!

Based on the popular blog of the same name, Dancing With Elephants includes insightful interviews with compassion experts Jon Kabat-Zinn, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky’s landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer.

If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you’ll love Sawatsky’s life-changing book.

Buy Dancing With Elephants today to discover a new way to live with joy!


★★★★★ “You won't forget this any time soon!”

★★★★★ “Wow!!”

★★★★★ “Helps each of us learn about loving, letting go, and living in the present moment”

★★★★★ “The most helpful book I've read on living with serious illness”

★★★★★ “Outstanding book!”

★★★★★ “Captivated me from the very beginning”

★★★★★ “Written with all the earmarks of authenticity”

★★★★★ “Allowed me to look more deeply with the eyes of compassion”

★★★★★ “The courage and humour in this story are amazing”

★★★★★ “I have never ever said this before: this book changed my life”


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