Changing Lanes

The book

Table of Contents 

02__05_2015--__changing_plans__Part One – Lane Changes

Introduction – when the events of life force us to make lane changes because of the natural aging process, chronic illness or permanent physical disability…change becomes a reality of everyday life.

Changing Lanes – Changing Lanes might be life’s greatest challenge…more difficult than developing a career, raising a family, or starting a business.

Grieving Our Losses – Grieving our losses is not a reaction reserved for the death of someone close to us…

An illness Within an illness – aging, chronic illness and becoming disabled create circumstances which can cause a major depressive episode…we must be aware of this.

Choosing the Way We Feel – There used to be days when I felt like I was on the world’s wildest roller coaster ride…

Alone but not Lonely – aging, illness and disability can isolate us from our friends and family…

Creating a new life…in the slow lane – life in the slow lane can be likened to a re-birthing.

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Part Two – the Slow Lane

Introduction – after much emotional, physical and spiritual turmoil, life in the slow lane becomes our accepted way of life.

Life in the Slow Lane – life in the slow lane can be just as hectic as it was in the slow lane…

Making Comparisons – to be accepted we are constantly comparing ourselves to others

Relationships – as we age, become ill or experience physical disability our primary and secondary relationships will change

The Dark Side – the emotional, physical and spiritual pain of the dark side

Living in the Present – staying focused in the present

Enjoying Life in the Slow Lane – taking responsibility for our own well being

Part Three – New Directions

New Directions – we can seek a new direction for our life

Purpose – what is your purpose in life?

Finding Meaning – what is the meaning of life?

Hope – hope is an emotion we all need

Feeling Successful – success is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment

A Closing Thought – change is the one constant we can depend on

Comments from readers: 

I wish this book had been available to help me deal with the emotional turmoil that I experienced many years ago when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

M.B.
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As I read this book there were times when I felt the material was written about me and the circumstances of my life. I did benefit from reading Changing Lanes, and have recommended it to my friends.

J.T. Polio survivor
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Since 2000 Michael has not been able to work at his counselling practice. His own problems are enough for him to cope with. To use an analogy: it is almost impossible for a mechanic to work on someone else’s vehicle before repairing his own if it is not running properly. Michael’s journey has shifted to helping others in ways that entail less direct contact. Writing informative publications, articles, and publishing newletters for disability organizations has become his primary way of communicating with his disabled peers.

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Introduction – when the events of life force us to make lane changes because of the natural aging process, chronic illness or permanent physical disability…change becomes a reality of everyday life.

– Changing Lanes might be life’s greatest challenge…more difficult than developing a career, raising a family, or starting a business.

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