July 7, 2015

Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps by Carole Staveley - Review, Interview and Giveaway

I received this book free in exchange for a fair and honest review

Publication date: May 1, 2015
Number of pages: 220
Genre: Self-Help

Recognizing the years of unnecessary suffering in her own life, Carole Staveley makes it her mission to maximize your chances of overcoming health barriers in the shortest possible time. Her 9 Step Health Champion approach shared in this book will help you achieve your full potential by taking you through the process of establishing a Health Champion mindset, building your most effective health team, and maximizing your odds of persevering through it all. Become your own Health Champion and keep your healthy vision alive—no matter what challenges you face.

What did I think about this book?
I thought this was a very inspiring book to read. The author tells her story of not only how she overcame her pain but how she went on to train for IRONMAN which is an accomplishment in and of itself. Her writing style was very easy to read and made you just fly through the pages. I like how she includes lots of information for your use like nutrition, supplements and how to surround yourself with positive people. She also gives you ways to talk to your doctor which is very helpful. If you are a person who deals with a lot of pain then I think you should check this book out. I have family members and friends that deal with pain and I will be passing this book on to them to read. 

What did I think of the cover?
I like the cover but I do not really feel the cover had much to do with the title. 

My rating 

About the author
After suffering 13 years of debilitation caused by a chronic myofascial pain condition, Carole Staveley realized there was no “magic bullet” coming to her rescue. She took charge of solving her health challenges and went on to complete an IRONMAN triathlon in 2013. Carole’s book, Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps, takes you through her proven 9-step Health Champion approach to suffering less and achieving more. Carole Staveley is President of Inner Victory Coaching, an organization she founded to empower others to become their own Health Champions and reach their full potential.  
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Q:         How did you do research for Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps?

A:         Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps is essentially the continuation of my first book, Not Lying Down. While Not Lying Down focuses on my story of conquering a 13-year struggle with chronic pain to ultimately cross the finish line at an IRONMAN triathlon, this new book is all about HOW to implement the 9 steps that I believe got me to the finish line. I needed supporting evidence that my 9-Step approach was aligned with the science behind motivation and behavior change. This is where the majority of my research was focused. It included many TED talks and books on psychology, self-help and behavioral change. In addition, I uncovered a ton of helpful information and resources by attending a “Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare” conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School.

Q:         Do you have another profession besides writing?

A:         Yes, I founded Inner Victory Coaching after leaving a 20-year career in the pharmaceuticals industry. The mission of Inner Victory Coaching is to empower individuals to become their own Health Champions, so they can suffer less and achieve more. My roles (besides being President) include Motivational Speaker, Workshop / Seminar Leader and Wellness Coach. My writing essentially provides the roadmap I use to empower, guide and support individuals on their Health Champion journeys.

Q:         How long have you been writing?

A:         If I include all of the scientific writing I did during my career in Pharmaceuticals, I’ve been writing for over 20 years. My first foray into book writing, however, started in April of 2013.

Q:         What is the last great book you’ve read?

A:         I’ve read some really amazing books as part of my research for writing Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps. The one that really stands out for me is “What Makes Olga Run” by Bruce Grierson. It’s the story of a 93-year old track star, who brings to life the science behind aging well. It’s so well written and full of fascinating facts about the simple steps we can take to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Q:         If there was one thing you’d want readers to remember about you, what would it be?

A:         I want people to know I really do believe that the more trying the adversity in our lives, the greater the reward on the other side. I am grateful for the years of suffering, because they have led me to uncover the secret to happiness: Happiness is not about smiling and laughing all the time, it’s about knowing deep down that you have what it takes to deal with any challenge that life throws at you. The only way to develop this belief is to live through and conquer adversity.

Where to buy the book:
Barnes & Noble

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  1. I want to win this book because it would be helpful and motivational to me!

  2. This sounds like an inspiring story