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A Thousand Ways: Principles for living creatively with chronic conditions


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NEW! from Donna O'Toole

This inspiring and informative book uses large print and reader-friendly design to share ways that can be used to assist living well and meaningfully with life changing and chronic conditions. Major concepts related to living with chronic conditions are combined with a wealth of quotes and personal stories.

An interactive book, it offers awareness activities and open space to inspire, enrich, challenge, and validate experiences and personal meaning, to help discover and create new ways to add meaning and quality to life.

Topics include change and loss, issues related to diagnosis, grief across the lifespan, resilience, ways to build effective support networks, and much more. Beautifully written and designed, A Thousand Ways celebrates how hope and possibility can be lived without denying difficulty and challenge.


Paperback, 69 pages


A Thousand Ways is available in bulk with the following discounts:

10-24 copies...............10%

25-99 copies................25%

100-299 copies...........40%

300 or more copies....50 %


This book offers a blend of intelligence, wisdom, experience and sensitivity, as you would expect from Donna O’Toole. It is a book rich with helpful and illuminating insights that will be of value to anyone wrestling with the challenges of chronic illness.

               Dr. Neil Thompson


This is a beautiful book! It is filled with practical help, inspiration, honesty and hope.  Ms. O’Toole is an experienced, wise, and trusted guide.  She shares her journey with candor and authenticity that invites the reader into community and reminds us we are not alone.  This thin volume helps us more fully understand the scope of living with chronic conditions and opens possibilities for living a more enriched life.

                        Kim Sangster, MSW, MDiv, LCSW



I love this book!! It is beautifully written and reflects Donna O'Toole's grace at storytelling, teaching, and sharing coping tools. What a gift she is giving of asking these simple but important questions, as fodder for thought and communication, and with the safety net of her own stories juxtaposed – that they are not alone, and all of their feelings of anxiety, grief, anger, hopelessness are normal parts of the process. Don’t let fear of these feelings prevent you from experiencing a fullness and richness of life.


In our 11 years of medical training we learn anatomy, pharmacology, genetics and the pathophysiology of disease, but we never learn the art of applying this to a living being who is individual to these separate components.  Being a partner in Donna's care over the last decade has taught me everything I wished I had learned in my medical training about the health and wellness within a disease.  And it has taught me about the hope that patients with chronic disease need to hear from their partners in care.  I am so glad it is being published and I will carry it in the office as a required work book for all of my patients with chronic illness so we can work through these important issues together and help them find grace and creativity in their lives.  Ms. O'Toole has created a new standard for daily living that I will expect from patients with chronic disease.  I know I will be a better advocate and resource for these patients.

                      Kelly Rothe, D.O.


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