Jennie Sherwin – In the Spotlight

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If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you are aware of my friend Jennie Sherwin.  Jennie and I first met in Dallas while going through treatment at the Environmental Health Center.  I recently did an interview with Jennie and talked about her book.  When I became a member of Rave Reviews Book Club I invited Jennie to join because I knew she would be a perfect fit.  One of the perks of being a member and an author is the opportunity to be chosen as a Spotlight Author.  I am so excited to say that Jennie’s name was drawn to be Rave Reviews Book Club’s first “Spotlight Author”.  Below is Jennie’s Author Spotlight post.

I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club’s first Spotlight Author. You’ve all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends. I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the Spotlight Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.
I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text. My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in pubic health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I’d like to pass along the names of the manuals that I’ve used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of StyleWords into TypeNew Hart’s RulesFowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.
cover CLNNow to my book: In Intentional Healing…I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health to a woman who awakened  to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul. After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas. While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of A Healing Place, and her energy healing team. Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea’s clinic. With Deborah’s guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.
Jennie Sherwin, author and editor

28 responses to “Jennie Sherwin – In the Spotlight

  1. Kathy: Thank you for featuring me on your blog today. Who would have thought all those years ago in Dallas when we were struggling to survive the testing and treatment for MCS/environmental illness that we would someday be published authors and supporting each other as we shared our stories to the world? I am so grateful to you for the support you’ve given me and for our friendship. Best wishes to you in your struggle with mold exposure and in spreading your vital story. When more people become aware of the dangers of environmental toxins, that is when we will start to see changes in the ways our homes, schools, and public buildings are constructed to maintain healthy indoor environments. Thanks for all you do!
    Blessings, Jennie

    • Jennie – Who would have thought? I wasn’t even sure I was going to survive and to survive and tell my story is amazing. I remember your reactions and what you went through in Dallas. I am so thankful that you made it through the really tough times and for your continued friendship and support as well. Cheers to you!

  2. It’s always nice to hear a little backstory on authors and their books. It’s amazing to see how things are connected long before what appears in the present,

  3. THANK YOU for sharing Jennie’s remarkable journey and your personal connection. Our burdens in life may not be removed, but they are lessened through caring and understanding friends. My TBR pile is growing!

  4. Shirley L. Slaughter

    What an amazing gift to give to a friend. Kathryn you have joined Raves, met some interesting people and now your friend Jennie has joined the club and look at what she got? Amazing!! GO JENNIE!!

  5. International Healing is a book I bought and have begun to read shortly after it was loaded into my Kindle. I had to go write a review already even before finishing the book; on Amazon, because it is a book I have been searching for because my daughter-in-law needs to read this wonderfully written book. She suffers from some of the disorders mentioned in this book. She needs healing for sure because she spends most of her life in bed moaning and the doctors only wish to give her pain pills which only make her want to sleep.
    I’m impressed with International Healing and think it is a great book for a lot those in the world who need to read what this great author has written.

  6. Congratulations on publishing “Intentional Healing”, Jennie. I love to read about alternative therapies which can free the mind and focus outwards for a change. Mindfulness and caring for others are surefire ways to rationalise whatever’s going on in our lives. Best wishes for the rest of your tour and your success as an author.

  7. Thanks very much for hosting this spotlight on Jennie Sherwin. Also thanks to Jennie for writing this informative article.

  8. Great post, Kathryn. Congratulations to Jennie Sherwin on this honor.

  9. Wow! Thank you, Kathy, and thank you to everyone who stopped by to comment. I was truly blessed to meet Kathy all those years ago. Our friendship has been strengthened by the illness we shared. It is so great to hear from someone reading my book that it might be helpful for a loved one. That is why I wrote the book. I wanted my story to help others think about illness in a different way and to “get their little gray cells thinking” (as Agatha Christie’s Poirot would say) of new approaches to healing. Thanks and best wishes to all! Jennie

  10. Jennie, your book truly sounds like a fascinating and informative read! Congratulations on your book…and Spotlight! 🙂

  11. Jennie thank you for writing this book and Kathryn, thank you for hosting this important guest blog. I can’t wait to read this book!

  12. Roz: Thank you for the support. I’ve been blessed to meet so many other writers during this Spotlight. Jennie

  13. Jennie, I can’t wait to read you book! Congrats and best of luck with it!

  14. Renee: Thank you for the support. Best wishes, Jennie

  15. Reblogged this on allergictolifemybattle and commented:

    To all followers and visitors. I once again want to remind you of Jennie’s story and the excitement I feel for her being a Spotlight Author for Rave Reviews Book Club. Please check out Jennie’s story and visit the other blog hosts.

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