Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working Again After a Health Crisis

(Demos Health, December, 2012)

When you’re recovering from a medical emergency, the work-life balance can be thrown into turmoil. Joan Friedlander, herself diagnosed with a chronic illness, knows this personally and can show you how to get back in the game, whether you’re a self-employed entrepreneur, a small business owner, or re-entering the traditional job market.

For those recovering from a health crisis, living with disability, or adjusting to life with a chronic disease, health comes first but your professional life doesn’t have to suffer. It might take some period of trial and error to figure it out, but it you can. The 6-step comeback plan in Business from Bed is designed to help you successfully integrate emotional, social, and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding a business or career and getting back to work.

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Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend!

By Rosalind Joffe, MEd and Joan Friedlander (Demos Health, July 2008)

“An essential resource and guide for women living with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis…The authors include an excellent list of additional reading materials.”  ~InFocus (Autoimmune Diseases Association)

Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease is a book for women who live with chronic illness, encouraging them to stay employed to preserve their independence and sense of self. Rich with information and inspiration, it is the voice of warmth, wisdom, understanding, and compassion.

Filled with tips, tricks and first-person accounts from women who have made similar choices in their own lives, this unique book is a resounding call for self-reliance and resilience. The book identifies the factors that making working particularly difficult for women with autoimmune disease, and then offers practical suggestions to address them.

Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease covers issues such as:

  • The complex nature of autoimmune disease
  • The correlation between disease, diagnosis, and career development
  • How life-changing strategies and concrete tactics can allow you to discover the spirit within

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