Author Spotlight - Intentional Healing

Sunday, January 26, 2014



Today, I'm pleased to host Jessie Sherwin who talks about the effect the environment has on our health and her path to healing.

 I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club's first “Spotlight” Author. You've all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends. I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the “Spotlight” Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.

I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text.

My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in public health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I'd like to pass along the names of the manuals that I've used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of StyleWords into TypeNew Hart's RulesFowler's Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.

Now to my book: In Intentional Healing…I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health, to a woman who awakened to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul. After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas.

While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of “A Healing Place, and her energy healing team. Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea's clinic. With Deborah's guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.

Jennie Sherwin, author and editor

18 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for sharing Jennie's remarkable journey! I love seeing the Indie community pull together and support need-to-know authors. I can't wait to add Jennie's book to my TBR list, as well as your titles. Through RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB I am meeting so many authors and it's FANTASTIC!

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    1. Happy to help, Teri. I'm also delighted each time I meet another author.

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  2. Thank you for hosting Rave Reviews Book Club's first Spotlight Author, Jennie Sherwin. Jennie's story is compelling and she does a wonderful job telling the story in her book. I have read this book and recommend it for everyone.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up on the book, Kathryn.

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  3. It doesn't surprise me that Western medicine had no answer.
    Congratulations, Jessie.

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  4. I think there is a shift happening with regard to Eastern medicine. More and more people are recognizing that Western medicine doesn't address chronic illness. What has helped most with my chronic migraines was change of diet and tapping therapy. I am still not migraine-free, but I am better. We live in a time that has embraced the prescription. Many people are slowly learning that it is not a cure-all and often causes as many problems as solves.

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  5. Thanks for hosting Rave Reviews Book Club's first Spotlight Author, and supporting Jennie Sherwin. Will be reading this book soon!

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  6. Alex and Robin, seems like these days, natural medicine does so much better at healing our ailments.

    Glad to help, Bruce.

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  7. Joy: Thank you for hosting me as Rave Reviews Spotlight Author. I am grateful for the chance to share my story of recovery from environmental illness through a combination of Western medicine and alternative therapies. Most important, I wanted people to know that recovery is possible. I thank everyone who is making this book blog tour possible. Jennie Sherwin

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    1. Happy to have you, Jennie. Alternative medicine is definitely an interesting subject for a book.

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  8. Congrats on your book, Jennie. It sounds very interesting. Here locally, my old neighborhood is fighting against the state because of all the health issues traced back to a landfill.

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  9. There are so many different roads to our destination. This has been an intriguing spotlight as it not only gives us a chance to learn of and congratulate this wonderful author for this new release, but to be introduced to a new perspective on ways of thinking as well. Very much enjoyed this.

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  10. Thanks for helping spread the word about Jennie's book! Congrats Jennie!!

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  11. Thank you for hosting this author's spotlight honor. Congratulations, Jennie.

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  12. We at RAVE REVIEW BOOK CLUB CONGRATULATE OUR FIRST-TIME SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR JENNIE SHERWIN!! Joy thank you for hosting one of our own.

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  13. Thanks for dropping in to support Jennie, guys.

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