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Breathing While Drowning: One Woman's Quest for Wholeness

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A life map for anyone drowning in loss

Losing something deeply important - a child, a friend, or even a piece of yourself - can feel like drowning in an ocean of grief.

But there IS a way through that ocean, and there are life buoys to cling to while you search for and regather your strength. And then, when you finally reach the distant shore, there's feeling, healing and re
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Paperback, 462 pages
Published October 17th 2016 by Balboa Press Australia
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Kathleen Howard
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breathing While Drowning describes the journey of a young couple whose second child is born with a brain injury. It is a story of great heart-break as the family structure their lives around the needs of this high-spirited and beautiful baby girl only to have her pass away just prior to her fifth birthday. Veronica describes the years of guilt and recrimination that swamp her for many years and her slow emergence from darkness to reclaim her life and her family. Throughout the book she shares th ...more
Clare Rhoden
An awe-inspiring and brave book.
A must-read for authentic inspiration and soul-searching.
I feel enriched by reading this, and very very grateful that it was written.
For mothers, daughters, partners, educators, health staff, colleagues, this is marvellous.
Do yourself good - read it.
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See also V.E. Patton (pen name)
Veronica is the author of Breathing While Drowning: One woman's quest for wholeness and The Wholeness Quest Workbook & Journal. With her daughter and illustrator Cassi Strachan she has a children's series The Adventures of Chickabella (Chickabella and the Rainbow Magic, Chickabella Counts to Ten).

Under her pen name V. E. Patton, she has published Ochre Dragon the fir
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