Thursday, October 9, 2008
I am SO excited to a part of the virtual book tour for Rosalind Joffe's latest book, "Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease-Keep Working Girlfriend". Rosalind is a certified coach who has helped many people with chronic illness to stay employed, re-enter the workforce or find new work that suits their needs due to illness. Because Rosalind has been dealing with chronic illness herself for over thirty years, she knows and understands the unique impact these sort of illnesses place on us in the workplace, at home, with friends and family and in all aspects of our lives. Rosalind suffers from multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis. She lives with many of the same symptoms and issues that we do, including pain and fatigue, and she knows how to stand up for herself and others in the workplace.
I am honored that Rosalind will be doing a guest blog post right here on November 13, 2008. I have the opportunity to give her a topic to write on, and while I have some ideas of my own in mind, I would love to get feedback from you as to what types of things you would like to see addressed in her post. Remember, the book is about working with illness, so any questions that you might have along those lines would be appropriate. Please comment as soon as possible so that I have a chance to see what you are thinking before I contact Rosalind with a topic. This is a wonderful opportunity to get answers from a top authority in the field, and more importantly to some of us, someone who actually understands what it is like to have these types of illnesses and still remain working.
Considering the economic climate we are currently in, we are all in need of extra income - healthy or sick, but it has always been a struggle for many of us who are chronically ill to remain employed. This book could be the answer you have been looking for!