When we wrote Beyond Embarrassment, the goal was to offer comfort and compassion to those dealing with neurogenic bladder and bowel, because this disability is so embarrassing.
The tag line, for Trudy Triumph, the blog and the book, is…Shed the shame and stand proud.
This award shows that the judges understood the point of our book and I am thrilled that it stands among other motivational books.
I did not do this alone. Julia Parker did most of the research. She helped with some writing and tons of proofing. Most of all, she was a friend through the entire process. She continues to be an encourager to me, as I try to encourage others. Dr. Lora Plaskon was the icing on the cake. It is impossible to write a medical book without the endorsement of a medical doctor. She is such a good doctor because she cares about the person. She noticed my blog early on and was happy to see a patient’s voice. The forward she wrote for the book is right on. As a writing team, we truly needed each other.
Knowledge is power. Besides my story, I chose to add medical research and interesting tidbits to the book, for a feeling of community and understanding.
Comments about the Living Well Awards
“The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help readers help themselves, to learn about enriching their lives in wholesome Earth-friendly ways. Lifestyle publishing categories such as home, health, family and personal development are the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards help demonstrate the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.”
“Books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about life-improvement goals, and the Living Now Book Award results announcement is a must-read list for helping us achieve those goals.”
“Authors and publishers all over the planet are helping readers sense the need to slow down, see and feel the natural world around them, and to find balance in their lives. The Living Now Book Awards are intended to recognize and promote newly-published lifestyle books that help us keep ourselves, our families, and the Earth healthy – today, and for future generations.”