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This is an inspirational book whose real stories are not only rich in content but, more important, reveal how the authors turned their Pain into Purpose and then into Passion.
This is a book you can give to friends and family members for birthdays, anniversaries, and as holiday gifts. It is certainly one that organizations—dealing with cancer, addiction, divorce, grief, homelessness, weight loss and more—churches, therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, social workers and other groups will want to use for fundraisers and for special talks and promotions.
Marilyn Gansel has a keen sense of what it takes to live a joyful and healthy life. “Mac ‘n Cheese” is filled with practical action plans (mini morsels) that are all based on cutting edge research in the scientific fields of Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Stress Resilience. Weaving her own personal stories and insights into powerful “wellness” solutions to life’s slings and arrows, Marilyn has produced a treasure that applies to everyone.
Jack Singer, Ph.D.
"True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome." ~ Walter Anderson .