Dance Until It Rains: Life Lessons from My Mother

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Exisle Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 152 pages
Inspired by the life of Andrew Jobling's mother, Sue Jobling, who fought with courage and determination for fifteen years to live life to the fullest as she battled breast and liver cancer, DANCE UNTIL IT RAINS reveals lessons that can help us all to live a life of health, happiness and prosperity. Born in an Eastern European country under Communist rule and under the increasing threat of a world war, Sue's childhood was full of challenges and events that significantly impacted her journey to adulthood. Despite this, she became a successful career woman, loving wife and adoring mother to three children. When threatened by the diagnosis of cancer her inner strength shone through. With determination, gratitude, focus and an attitude of 'doing whatever it takes', she set about not just beating the disease but creating a life of abundance. While she died younger than most, she took full advantage of her limited years, and decided that it was not about how much time she had but rather how she used the time she was blessed with. Each chapter follows part of Sue's story, ending with lessons we can all take from her experiences and apply to our own lives.
 

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Dance Until It Rains - Life Lessons from my Mother by Andrew Jobling is an uplifting story of a remarkable woman who has shared her experiences with
the world. The stories are inspirational and they motivate readers to learn and change their perspective on life and life's situations. The messages in the book are simple and they motivate you to create a better space for yourself and your family. The author reiterates the importance of unconditional love and forgiveness. The author's mother's journey can be used as a guide book for us to improve and make the necessary changes in our attitude and live a peaceful life. The book is about how to adopt a holistic approach in your living style.
Motivational and inspiring quotes and incidents are uplifting. In current times when everyone is struggling with inner turmoil and stress, these types of stories can bring a positive change in one's outlook and handling of a situation. Every chapter in this book motivates readers to introspect and then bring about the change they are looking for in their lives. The way the content is expressed is very encouraging. The author also discusses the power of the mind in one of the chapters. The power of the mind is something that has been written and spoken about from time immemorial by spiritual gurus and philosophers. As in many other spiritual books where the importance of gratitude is discussed, this book also tells readers to practice gratitude. An excellent guide on life and how to adopt a holistic approach towards it.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Introduction
3
Heroes
5
One Year On
10
An Unsettling Beginning to Life
14
An Understandable Expectation
21
Dare to Love
29
The Voice Inside Always Wins
35
Planning on Survival
77
Getting on the Right Path
82
Food for Healing
89
Controlling the Environment
98
Healthy Addictions
104
Taste Life
113
Live Every Day As If It Is Your Last
121
The Final Months
127

Cancer Strikes
42
The Dancing Begins
48
Looking Beyond the Pain
54
The Power of the Mind
61
An Attitude of Gratitude
71
The Legacy
133
The Lessons
137
Acknowledgements
141
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Andrew Jobling has over twenty-five years experience in team building, leadership and high performance. He is an in-demand speaker and mentor for individuals, teams and companies wanting to create positive long-term change in their organisations as well as their own lives. He is also the best-selling author of EAT CHOCOLATE, DRINK ALCOHOL AND BE LEAN AND HEALTHY, and SIMPLY STRENGTH. Andrew is married and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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