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After conquering a chronic pain condition that stymied the medical establishment and left her struggling to remain active for 13 years, Carole Staveley regained her life and achieve something beyond her wildest dreams: an IRONMAN® triathlon. Recognizing the years of unnecessary suffering in her own life, Carole’s mission today is to maximize your chances of overcoming perceived health barriers in the shortest possible time.
This book will help you achieve new levels of wellness by helping you:
Develop the mindset that empowers you to search for solutions and persevere through the ups and downs of your health improvement journey.
Effectively build a health “team” of problem solvers eager to help you achieve your health goals.
Identify, implement and evaluate various approaches that can contribute to improving your condition.
Keep your healthy vision alive, no matter the challenges you face.
I found Conquer You Pain in 9 Steps to be very helpful in understanding the need to overcome pain. I feel Carole's approach gives the power of control back to the person and takes away the power of pain.
I have severe arthritis and have for years. I totally understand the need to focus and plan. I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with pain. This book is a wonderful tool to help improve your mindset.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carole Staveley refers to herself as a "possibility seeker," focused on helping others reach their physical potential. She tells her personal story of a determined and passionate drive to discover the health champion within: her journey from chronic pain to completing an Ironman triathlon.
Carole wants to inspire others to find their path from frustration, disappointment and despair to physical breakthrough. She believes that the way to a fulfilled life involves being accountable to yourself and never giving up on finding the solutions to your personal challenges. With that in mind, she wrote "Not Lying Down: How I Conquered Years of Pain to Triumph at the Finish Line."
Leaving behind a successful 20 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Carole recently founded Inner Victory Coaching, providing self-help publications, life coaching services for groups and individuals, and motivational speaking. Carole lives in the Toronto area with her husband and 2 children.
Q&A Carole Staveley. Author of Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps.
Q: What inspired you to write Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps?
A: The book was inspired by my personal journey of transforming myself into a Health Champion to find the solutions to the chronic pain disorder that debilitated me for 13 years. I chronicled the journey in my first self-published book, Not Lying Down. I closed that first book with an outline of the 9 steps required to become your own Health Champion and achieve your full potential. When Not Lying Down came to the attention of Influence Publishing, they encouraged me to develop those 9 steps into a self-help guide to help others conquer whatever health challenges they might be facing. The result is Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps, published by Influence Publishing.
Q: If you could go back in time, where would you go?
A: I often think about going back to 1996 when the chronic pain nightmare began. What if I had proactively followed my 9-step approach to becoming my own Health Champion? I could have gone back to living my life in a matter of months. However, I always remind myself that without the struggle of those 13 years, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have attempted an IRONMAN – one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life! And because of that, there’s no need to go back in time. I am probably the healthiest and most content I’ve ever been with myself as I approach my 50th birthday.
Q: If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you?
A: 1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
2. Open by Andre Agassi
3. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Q: What has been your most important life lesson to date?
A: At the completion of my IRONMAN race, I realized just how our minds get in the way of our achievement. Our potential is so much greater than what we believe we can achieve. When I dared to have the thought of participating in an IRONMAN, my logical brain (the self-preserving one) quickly jumped in with “there’s no way you can do that. Your body’s not strong enough.” Luckily, I didn’t listen and was able to prove to myself that those thoughts are simply self-imposed limitations intended to preserve our energy. When self-preservation hinged on out-running or beating down large predators, it made sense. Today, we must learn to suppress those self-limiting thoughts in order to experience self-fulfillment.
Q: In your book, you imply that everyone can improve their current health state. Do you really believe that, or are there some people whose condition cannot be improved?
A: I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what your current situation, if you apply the 9 Steps to Becoming Your Own Health Champion, you will identify ways in which you can improve your quality of life. I’m not necessarily saying you’ll find a cure, but I know you can feel better and achieve more in your life.