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“Every word written in this book was written from within the confines of my home. Spanning over nearly three years this book is a testament to my time being housebound and proof that despite all the suffering, there is always happiness to be created, peace to be unearthed, and a life to be lived.

A journey of self-discovery and personal growth, I hope this book may offer yo
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Paperback, 230 pages
Published November 2019 by KDP
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Rosalyn Oxer
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am struggling to explain just how much I got from this book but I will be buying it for friends and family because it so eloquently sums up what I want to say but have never found the words for.
I know I’ll reach for this book time and time again.
Jen
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evie is a beautiful soul, exuding calm through her writing. Somehow she makes you feel that everything will be ok. A must read as the world needs more Evies!
Emily
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Within These Four Walls is a wonderful read that is full of wisdom, hope and humility. It is full of short, easy to read 'pieces' which I believe will resonate with anyone, not just those with chronic illnesses.

Evie has a beautiful way of putting into words the complexities of life and emotion. Rather than being a narrative about Evie's story, Within These Four Walls is written in a way that you can dip in and out of depending on what is going on for you - it is something I will keep coming bac
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Jenny F
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I follow this young lady on Instagram (@mindfullyevie) and love the way she writes. Her book does not disappoint - each page is more beautiful than the last and I could not put the book down. “Within these four walls” will be next to my bed so it is within arm’s reach for whenever I need some positivity and encouragement when life gets tough. It’s lovely and I am sure this will not be the last book from this talented author.
Izzy
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, a wonderful collection of pieces that provide words of calm and wisdom that resonate whether you have a chronic illness or not. Beautifully written and moving, it will be my go to when I need a bit of daily mindfulness or a pick me up on an overwhelming day.
Denica
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So calming and so comforting. I have read this book behind my own four walls, inspired to keep breathing and keep battling. Thank you.
Mrs H
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evie is truly inspirational and her writings reflect her talent and heart. This collection is heartbreaking and, at the same time, uplifting. Everyone should read this.
Robert
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
A delightful book, really thought provoking and with lots of passages that offer great insights into being happy and accepting what life throws at you. I found it beautifully written, and quite amazing that the author can offer such wisdom from their own personal journey as detailed in this book. I really enjoyed the pieces in "The Calm", but each reader is likely to relate to different sections depending upon their own circumstances. ...more
Julie Hardman
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve only read a few pages so far buts it’s just what I need to lift me up and remind me life is beautiful even when facing lots of hardship. Evie is so inspirational and so good at reminding us to see the good in life no matter how hard it might be
Sommer Rose Ott
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful💙

Absolutely beautiful and poetic journey through the affects of chronic illness and the goodness life still holds even when you are ill. 💙 uplifting.
The Little World of Liv
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book is just so beautiful. I’ve followed Evie on Instagram for ages and only just got around to buying her book- and I’m so grateful to finally have read this. Each page is different; some with little messages, some with longer prose. I’ve seen other people comment that you have to be ready to read this book and I definitely agree- for a while when I was diagnosed I was so lost and angry that I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate this book. But now I totally relate to how Evie looks ...more
Rachel Stevenson
This is an amazing book that I would urge anyone to read, whether they’re going through a difficult time or need some inspiration to cultivate gratitude.

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Evie has severe ME and chronic Lyme, has not left her house in 3 years, and is currently bedbound. ⁣⁣
Yet she has managed to write a beautiful collection of pieces, with letters, journal entries and poems on what it’s like to live with this extreme level of chronic illness, and what she has learned. She shares the words that help her to keep go
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Daledonna
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written from perspective of someone housebound with Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Very well done, and exactly whst i needed at this time. If you are suffering from any Chronic illness i would recommend it. Its not a how to. Mostly poetry and short essays, but so poignant and she's captured the feelings of despair isolation, etc while giving hope. ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As someone with Lyme, I found this book to be hugely comforting. It has become a close friend, holding my hand, telling me what I need when I need it. It is profoundly insightful. You don't have to be chronically ill to get some wisdom from this book. Breaks my heart to see a fellow girl in her early twenties losing out on all the experiences we'd hoped and dreamed for, but this book is a little whisper to keep going, keep fighting, keep hoping. ...more
Amelia
So beautiful and inspirational. An absolute must-read.
Alison
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic poetry book!! It is filled with so much wisdom and insight!
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Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
It is predominantly poetry.
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