Mary McManus MSW A Celebration of Life

ISBN 13: 9781492965275

A Celebration of Life

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781492965275: A Celebration of Life
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“You’ve been through hell, but you have a strong soul. I don’t think anything could break your spirit, “ Joseph said to me as we began our work together in KMI Structural Integration in January of 2013. He was right. In February of 2007, I sat in a leg brace using a wheelchair at times for mobility and contemplating an uncertain future after receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My body suffered the ravages of childhood paralytic polio followed by nine years of unrelenting trauma at the hands of an alcoholic father, abandonment and neglect by a drug addicted mother and a psychotic grandmother who subjected me to rituals that tortured my body and mind. I got still in the middle of that winter in 2007 the dark night of my body and soul and asked for Divine Guidance. The poem, “Running the Race” flowed out of me. Little did I know that after intensive outpatient rehab at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, working with a personal trainer and using my pen as a divining rod for healing through my gift of poetry, that I would cross the finish line of the 2009 Boston Marathon. Every finish line is a starting line. I had many more miles to travel on my healing journey. I was blessed to find my way to KMI Structural Integration with Joseph, a practitioner dedicated to the art and science of the healing and transformational work of KMI. This collection of poems, the third in a trilogy of poetry books about my healing journey, is inspired by the work of KMI Structural Integration with Joseph, my 2009 Boston Marathon run and my meditation practice. They are a celebration of my healing. They are a celebration of life!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

In February of 2007, I sat in a leg brace using a wheelchair at times for mobility and contemplating an uncertain future after receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My body suffered the ravages of childhood paralytic polio followed by nine years of unrelenting trauma. I got still and discovered the healing power of poetry. My first poem, "Running the Race" foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run although I was barely able to walk at the time I wrote it. My pen became my divining rod for healing. This third collection of poems in a trilogy of poetry books about my healing journey is a celebration of my healing. They are a celebration of life and include the poems I wrote on the road to the 2009 Boston Marathon.

About the Author:

Mary McManus, MSW grew up in Westchester, NY and contracted paralytic polio in 1959 at the age of 5, during one of the last polio epidemics in the United States. Mary survived 9 years of unrelenting sexual, physical and emotional trauma at the hands of family members culminating with the suicide of her father in 1971 as she prepared to enter her freshman year at Boston University. Mary was at the height of her 20 year award winning career as a social worker at the VA when she was diagnosed with post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. Mary did not take the diagnosis of post polio syndrome sitting down. She embarked on a seven year healing odyssey that began with a leap of faith as she left her social work career to heal her life and to follow her new found passion as a poet and writer. Mary is a 2009 Boston Marathon finisher, blogger, the author of 5 books of inspirational poetry and her memoir, "Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility". Mary holds a BS in Public Relations from Boston University, an MSW from Boston College and many fond memories of her VA social work career in her heart. She lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with her husband of 36 years and their four foot companion, Jamie.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 7.00
US$ 10.86

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mary McManus Msw
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In February of 2007, I sat in a leg brace using a wheelchair at times for mobility and contemplating an uncertain future after receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My body suffered the ravages of childhood paralytic polio followed by nine years of unrelenting trauma. I got still and discovered the healing power of poetry. My first poem, "Running the Race" foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run although I was barely able to walk at the time I wrote it. My pen became my divining rod for healing. This third collection of poems in a trilogy of poetry books about my healing journey is a celebration of my healing. They are a celebration of life and include the poems I wrote on the road to the 2009 Boston Marathon. Seller Inventory # APC9781492965275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

McManus Msw, Mary
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781492965275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mary McManus Msw
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In February of 2007, I sat in a leg brace using a wheelchair at times for mobility and contemplating an uncertain future after receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My body suffered the ravages of childhood paralytic polio followed by nine years of unrelenting trauma. I got still and discovered the healing power of poetry. My first poem, "Running the Race" foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run although I was barely able to walk at the time I wrote it. My pen became my divining rod for healing. This third collection of poems in a trilogy of poetry books about my healing journey is a celebration of my healing. They are a celebration of life and include the poems I wrote on the road to the 2009 Boston Marathon. Seller Inventory # APC9781492965275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mary McManus Msw
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 88 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.In February of 2007, I sat in a leg brace using a wheelchair at times for mobility and contemplating an uncertain future after receiving the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My body suffered the ravages of childhood paralytic polio followed by nine years of unrelenting trauma. I got still and discovered the healing power of poetry. My first poem, Running the Race foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run although I was barely able to walk at the time I wrote it. My pen became my divining rod for healing. This third collection of poems in a trilogy of poetry books about my healing journey is a celebration of my healing. They are a celebration of life and include the poems I wrote on the road to the 2009 Boston Marathon. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781492965275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

McManus Msw, Mary
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781492965275

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Mary McManus MSW
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1492965278 ISBN 13: 9781492965275
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1492965278

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds