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Being a woman in today's world means wrestling--physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally--with lots of weighty struggles. Lifestyle mentor Michele Howe and orthopedic surgeon Christopher Foetisch offer a well-rounded "training manual" filled with inspirational insight and practical advice for handling life's toughest battles with inner and outer strength. Thematic chapters begin with Howe's trademark real-life vignettes and essays on personal and situational topics: loss, sorrow, aging, job displacement, divorce, parenting issues, financial setbacks, illness, and more.
Women will identify with the experiences of other women, and how each found and developed the emotional and spiritual strength to meet the challenges she faced. Foetisch then provides practical weight-bearing "exercises" for body and soul health, and information on staying strong and well, no matter your age or circumstances. Valuable take-away action thoughts, meaningful quotations, and concluding Scripture verses complete the "workout."
Women will be delighted and surprised at the recommendations, choices, and options available to them. They'll discover new ways of dealing with old problems and develop the multifaceted fitness they need to fearlessly face all of life's challenges.
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Michele Howe is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, FaithfulReader.com, Aspiring Retail, Foreword Magazine, TeenReads.com, KidsRead.com, among many others national and international publications. She has published over 1000 reviews/articles and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and a diverse range of women's health issues. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Midwest Living, Parentlife, Fullfill, Christian Single, Single Parent Family, Focus on the Family, and Connections. She also does copywriting and manuscript reviewing for several publishing houses including New Growth Press.
Michele is the author of ten books for women. Her book, "Going It Alone: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom" (Hendrickson Publishers), provided hope and practical helps for single moms new to parenting solo. She has also authored "Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers" (Pilgrim Press) and a third book of helps for single mothers titled, "Successful Single Moms" (Pilgrim Press.) In addition to these resources for single mothers, Michele wrote four separate titles combining real life stories with inspirational prayer retreats. These titles published by (Jossey-Bass) include: "Prayers for Homeschooling Moms," "Prayers to Nourish a Woman''s Heart," "Prayers of Comfort and Strength" and "Prayers for New and Expecting Moms."
Her newest books include a follow-up resource to "Going it Alone" titled, "Still Going It Alone: Mothering with Faith and Finesse Once the Children Have Grown" (Hendrickson Publishers) and "Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life's Challenges with Strength and Soul" co-authored with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch (Hendrickson Publishers).
In addition to her article and books writing, Michele writes a weekly women's lifestyle and single parenting column at bizymoms. In line with her passion for working with single parents, Michele's resources offer encouragement to women of all ages by challenging them to exercise their combination of strengths, skills, and life wisdom in pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Recognizing that life is often difficult, women can learn how to recognize (and find solace in) significant life-markers and by so doing, acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges.
Dr. Christopher Foetisch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine with a practice emphasis involving the shoulder and knee. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds professional memberships through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Toledo Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Foetisch received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Medical College of Ohio, as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California. He has been in private practice for the past ten years and his office is located at the Toledo Clinic, Toledo, Ohio.
He serves as Section Chief of Orthopedics and Vice-Chair of Surgery at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Dr. Foetisch also sits on the Flower Hospital Trauma Committee and the Flower Hospital Medical Care Improvement Committee, among other positions.
Widely published, Dr. Foetisch's credits include articles in the American Journal of Orthopedics, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, and Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. Dr. Foetisch writes a sports medicine column at bizymoms and he has also acted as expert consultant and professional contributed to numerous community and national trade publications on the following women's health topics:
* Midlife Depression
* Lifestyle Habits for Optimal Health
* Traveling Tips for Staying Well
* Pre and Post-Op Considerations
* Planning Tips for Caregivers
* Utilizations of Physician Assistants
Dr. Foetisch's presentations include such topic specializations as:
* Scoping Out the Joint - Arthroscopic Shoulder Lab
* Latest Techniques with Shoulder Instability Problems
* Arthroscopic Bankart Repair/Capsulorrhaphy Repair of the Shoulder and Surgical Stabilization of SLAP Injury.
* Clinical Perspectives on Arthritis and Pain
* Common Shoulder Problems
* Injuries of the Knee: Exams and Treatments
* ACI Surgical Technique & Rehab Considerations
* Orthopedic Coding & Anatomy
* TFN Indications & Techniques
* Medical & Operative Treatment of Arthritis
Burdens Do a Body Good is fabulously written! This book is a paradigm shifter, possessing the power to lift women's perspective above the common pitfalls of physical, emotional, and mental setbacks while providing expert solutions and doable actions for a more healthy and productive life! Read and change your perspective on how to overcome the challenges of fear, depression, failure, and relational difficulties! --Coach Anna McCoy, author and founder of Woman, Act Now
In Burdens Do A Body Good, talented author Michele Howe and noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch team up to give women a resource for those moments when life seems to be spinning out of control. Advice on dealing with a wide range of physical and emotional challenges is delivered in manner that is always accessible, practical, and inspirational. Give this book to a friend who is going through a difficult time in her life, or give yourself the uplifting gift of Michele and Dr. Foetisch's companionship and encouragement along each day's winding path. Their words will help you transcend some of life's greatest challenges with positivity and good health. --Lisa Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms
This unique blend of Michele Howe's compassionate reflections on difficult circumstances and Dr. Foetisch's practical advice on dealing with stress, illness, and injury will help many Christian women cope with setbacks. Whether you're facing situational life challenges such as divorce or job loss, or more systemic difficulties such as disappointment and doubt, this inspirational guide demonstrates both spiritual and medical ways to keep putting one foot in front of the other. --Jana Riess, author of What Would Buffy Do? and American Pilgrimage
"Michele Howe and Dr. Christopher Foetisch offer sound, common-sense advice that resonates with readers and creates the "Aha" moments that we all need. Their synergy illustrates the significance of the mind-body connection and creates a valuable roadmap for optimal physical and emotional health in the face of adversity. Throughout Burdens Do a Body Good, you will learn to not only face adversity head-on, but also to embrace it and to accept its gifts. This book is a tool to provide the strength you need to face life's inevitable challenges." --Lisa Hall, author, Taking Charge of Your Own Health
"As a surgeon, I'm a bottom-liner. I want practical, not ethereal, but at the same time, as a Christian, I want sound Biblical advice, not feel-good pop psychology. Now you know why I like this book! Get out your highlighter; you're going to want to go back to your favorite sections over and over when you find yourself up against life's burdens." --Harry Kraus, MD, Best-selling author of Domesticated Jesus
"Michele Howe and Christopher Foetisch, MD, have written an absolutely beautiful and inspiring book about overcoming obstacles, moving on and creating value out of any circumstance." --Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS author of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer
Burdens Do A Body Good is such an intriguing title for a terrific read! Packed with insight, perspective and clear-cut strategies, Michele and Dr. Foetisch's book is a roadmap to navigate through the twists and turns life offers, good and bad; for not only surviving, but thriving." --Marie Bailey, Author, Talk Show Host & CEO
Christopher Foetisch offers great advice for women to optimize their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The `snack-bite' size servings are perfect for the busy woman on the go!" --Rick Johnson, best-selling author of The Man Whisperer and Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half
Inspirational and self-help books flood the market. Rarely does one discover a work of art that stirs the soul like Burdens Do a Body Good. There is a unique style, a combination of spiritual depth and practical direction that put this book in a class of its own. Michele and Dr. Foetisch's book is sure to encourage a life-transforming journey to its readers. --Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS
Inspiring and informative, Burdens Do a Body Good will challenge you to reconsider your definition of true health. It's the perfect book for any woman who needs a generous dose of both grace and grit! --Ginger Garrett, author of Beauty Secrets of the Bible
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