And just like that, my newest book, Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset, is published and out there in the world. April 9th was my 25th birthday, and what a way to celebrate with the publication of my latest book!
I have spent the past nine months working on a book about my experience with stroke recovery. You could say this book is my baby – it has many stories from my journey with recovery over the past three years and shares the various strategies I’ve learned through the rehabilitation process.
The most important thing that I have learned over the past three years is that recovery is primarily a mindset. Being fully recovered does not mean what I once thought it meant, and it will be a lifelong journey. But I’m willing to commit to that.
I strive to be strong and continue to persevere even if things feel tough and frustrating. Given the state of our world today and the global pandemic of COVID-19, I think that my book comes at a punctual time and can shed light on how to channel positivity and see the good even from a place of quarantine and isolation. While I had originally planned to host some in-person launch events to promote my book, I realize that now this will be impossible given that everything is closed down and we have entered a new era of social distancing.
That being said, I am still thinking and coming up with creative ways to launch my book virtually. I am excited to share with all of you that I will be hosting an Instagram and Facebook live series that includes conversations with people featured in my book and people who I feel embody the themes of positivity and overcoming obstacles. I will also do a virtual live reading of the introduction of my book and some other short stories.
If you are a fellow stroke or brain injury survivor struggling to find ways to do your therapy exercises in quarantine, my book may just be the thing to help you kick-start your rehab. My book includes therapy exercises and post-stroke life strategies that have helped me. I hope that the exercises I share can help you as well.
Please be sure to head over to Amazon and order your copy of Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset, today. Oh, and if you do, please be sure to leave a 5-star review. The more reviews my book can get the better!
Thank you everyone for your support, I am so grateful. I will be sure to share with all of you the details for the virtual launch events that I’m planning. To kick-start the post-launch festivities, I will be doing an Instagram live with Greg Nance, ultra marathon runner and Dyad.com CEO. Greg is a close friend of mine and I have followed his journey since we first met in 2015. Greg is the perfect example of a person who finds ways to turn life’s obstacles into beautiful opportunities. As a serial entrepreneur and ultramarathon (read: crazy) runner, Greg has a very unique perspective that I can’t wait to discuss. Be sure to tune in Wednesday, April 15th at 8 pm EST for a conversation on mindset you won’t want to miss. We will be going live from my Instagram account (@maddistrokeofluck) for The Ultramarathon Mindset. Hope to see you there!
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions and let me know what you thought about my book. Onward!
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