Well (Revised edition)
Navigating fearful and uncertain times
by Mary Gunn
Present times are indeed uncertain for us all, as global warming accelerates, and the world slowly emerges from a Covid-19 pandemic. In such times it is natural to feel fear for ourselves, for our loved ones, for our planet. So, how do we learn to live freely and respond to such challenges?
When Dr Mary Gunn was diagnosed with cancer, her first reaction was fear, and to fight the disease aggressively for the sake of not only herself but her young children and husband. But when it came back – and turned out to be incurable – she knew that she couldn’t live the rest of her life in fear. After many dark nights of the soul when terror kept her awake, Mary learned to embrace a new approach to life: to accept all the joy and sorrow, safety and danger, certainty and unpredictability… in essence, to live freely.
Dr Mary Gunn’s remarkable memoir offers mindfulness tools for resilience, and shows how we can all use acceptance, compassion and love to live courageously, magnificently. Backed up by many years of experience, her story will help you find personal stability within the surrounding instability and newly courageous ways of responding to evolving situations both personal and global.