Rising from the Abyss: My Journey Into and Out of Chronic Illness

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Balboa Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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"Holly Reese's gripping odyssey to the edge of despair and back is one of rare beauty and powerful insight. While she graphically plumbs the raw reality of chronic illness, Ms. Reese ultimately draws redemption and healing from seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Told with keen wit and a self-deprecating humor that captivates the reader, this beautiful tale of survival against the odds is essential for others challenged by devastating ill health. She exemplifies the truth that our greatest weapon against illness lays not in hospitals or laboratories but within one's own inner spirit. This remarkable, triumphant story offers a 'light in the darkness,' and is one I will definitely recommend to patients."
--Ursula McGarry, MD, Emergency and Family Medicine,
Almonte, Ontario, Canada
"Holly's story is the epitome of what it takes to conquer chronic illness, she moves you from total pain and dark desperation through her quest for her personal holy grail in this powerful voyage of self-healing and transformation. ... It is the ultimate healing miracle story, a pure gem for truth and result seekers and health professionals."
--Marina Dufort, bestselling author of Aromatherapy Secrets for Wellness
"Holly's journey from the depths of hopelessness and despair is a gift to all who are suffering from earthly physical and mental "dis-eases." Sharing her heart and soul with all of us reveals what a true LIGHTWORKER and healer is. This is a story that will touch your soul, giving the reader hope, joy, laughter, and love in the mist of unbearable misery.
--Sarah Dennison, PhD, founder of holistic health center, "Beams of Light"

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About the author (2012)

Holly Reese is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. In addition, she also holds certifications in Medical Qigong, Acupressure, Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression. Also, as a certified personal trainer and martial arts instructor, Holly has rigorously studied kinesiology, qi, energy work and meditation for over thirty years. She holds two black belts, one in Tae Kwan Do and the other in Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu. Having graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, she worked as a highly successful computer programmer for ten years before giving it all up to attend Acupuncture school. This is her first book. Holly lives in her beloved San Francisco Bay Area where she is currently working to launch a six month to one year long pilot program called 'Return to Wellness'. It is intended to take a group of 12- 24 persons with chronic illnesses and help restore their health by implementing a variety of alternative modalities tailored specifically to the individual and their condition. More information about this and her other latest projects can be found on her website at www.risingfromtheabyss.com.

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