Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Melody Chatelle, a friend of mine, has a new blog. Melody has written a book called , “Journeys of Heartache and Grace: Conversations and Life Lessons From Young People With Serious Illnesses.” She describes her book as "a book on communicating with loved ones during tough times when people become seriously ill." She says that she based the book on "poignant, practical and heartfelt interviews with young people ages six to 20 facing life-threatening or serious chronic illnesses."

Melody's book describes how the families of the children communicated and tells about the life lessons she learned from those seriously ill young people. Although Melody has written these stories from the perspective of young people, the strategies and lessons from the book might easily be applied to people of all ages. To view Melody's blog, go to

Melody states that the purpose of her blog is to connect people who are interested in the common topic of dealing with serious illnesses and to help people find the resources that will help them in their journey. She suggests that if you have thoughts/ideas/comments about life-threatening or altering illnesses, she would welcome your questions and comments on her blog.

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