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Wellness Warrior

Wellness Warrior- Fighting For Life in Fabulous Shoes

By Lisa Douthit
Genre: Nonfiction, Medical

Book Description

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.

Connect with Lisa on her website, Facebook and Twitter.



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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.

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8 thoughts on “Wellness Warrior

  1. This book sounds like one I MUST read, and Lisa sounds like someone I want to meet in person. After living with MS for almost 30 years Lisa would be someone I’d love to chat with and learn what she learned! Thanks for bringing her and her book to my attention. Corinne.

  2. I read this at lunch on my phone, and wanted you to know that I am in disbelief over that story. For someone to survive so much and yet thrive – it is truly inspirational.

  3. I bet everyone can learn something from this book! I’d buy it for the health aspect and what she’s learned. Good review in explaining it’s isn’t a heavy tome! I wouldn’t buy it if it were!

  4. I am always amazed at those people who find light and purpose despite suffering huge setbacks – especially when it comes to their health – which impacts in every aspect of their lives. It sounds like a really interesting read.

  5. Having watched my mother bravely fight cancer, then gracefully succumb, I must say I find this book fascinating and from the tone of your review imagine this book captures well the valiant spirit cancer sufferers have. Of course you don’t want to die, but…until the inevitable is unavoidable most live life to the fullest…with zest and determination simply because they simply have no other choice.

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