To mark her 15 year milestone as a breast cancer thriver, Gari Weilbacher wrote this ebook, “Our Health Journal: A Co-Created Wellness Resource.” Gari begins with her own story and then turns the book over to the reader to use as both a diary and handbook. Guided by prompts and reflections, the reader can record her own day-to-day experiences as well as keep track of doctor appointments and medications. These are the tools that Gari herself used while undergoing treatment for illness.
Gari’s generous spirit permeates the book. The content is intimate. The book projects quiet strength. I wanted the design to reflect this. The leafy green cover illustrates flourishing. The layout is open and calm. I wanted to give space to each piece of advice and each inspirational quote.
An example of advice:
“At times I don’t want to ask a question because it feels too scary, but I continue to learn a lot by asking. Usually the last question I think of – or the one that seems off the wall – gives me the most information.”
An example of inspiration:
“Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” — Dr. Karl Menninger
Within the book, the reader can:
- create their own dedications
- write their own story
- react to coaching questions and prompts
- track and annotate appointments
- record inspiring quotes
- think about relationships
“Our Health Journal” can be a great gift for someone who has been just diagnosed but it’s also a helpful tool for those who want to mindfully walk the path of their own health. Additionally, the book, which is available on Amazon, can be customized for any health organization or wellness practice.