Barbara Gordon battled with addiction caused by what she thought was a harmless medicine. She tried to gain back control, only to be misdirected by doctors and lose it all: career, money, boyfriend, and friends. But through her convictions and remarkable strength, she recovered. Hundreds have been inspired by her story, and she hopes to continue to share her knowledge with those who are challenged by the stresses of work, family, and friends; a doctor who has given a questionable diagnosis; or their own or a loved one’s struggle with addiction.
• How her experience challenged the all too common belief that doctors are Gods and we must follow their advice without question
• Insights on listening and valuing the self instead of social norms
• The power of stigma
• The tenuous path from hitting rock-bottom to recovery
• Creating a new model for the doctor-patient relationship
Gordon’s memoir is not an addiction story, but the story of someone overcoming adversity after reaching their darkest point. Gordon had to start over after losing herself completely. She had made a career of questioning people in power, yet when it came to her own personal health, she failed to ask any questions and played the part of the good patient. What we need to learn is that the quick fixes don’t work, and we all must be empowered to take control of our own health and lives. While starting over is challenging, support can be found from all kinds of places.
Barbara Gordon is an international bestselling author. Her memoir, I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can, has become an iconic phrase in the world of addiction and recovery. Selling over 2 million copies, her book has helped and continues to inspire people of all ages, gender and sexual preference. Gordon has appeared numerous times on Oprah, TODAY Show, Good Morning America and many other affiliate talk shows. She has been on the cover of Parade Magazine and featured in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Barbara Gordon is an Emmy-award winning documentary producer who has interviewed and questioned members of the CIA, Kaddafi and other powerful figures. A legendary author, producer and inspirational speaker—Gordon has much to share about empowering people of every generation to ask the tough questions.
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ABOUT Joan Jacobs
Joan Jacobs is a holistic healer with twenty five years’ experience as clinical healer, educator, speaker and author. Joan teaches at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The Leo and Matilda Recanati School of Community Health Professions at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and has held senior teaching and program coordinating positions at leading schools of complementary medicine in Israel. She teaches certification programs for Bach Flower practitioners and holistic healers and has personally trained numerous clinical practitioners. Joan has done extensive work with breast cancer survivors at the Breast Health Center of southern Israel and also in the field of women empowerment and health issues and substance abuse victims. She developed unique applications of holistic approaches in the field of interpersonal relationships in the work place and has worked with the staffs and personnel of some of Israel's leading companies, hospitals and educational institutions. In 2010 she created an international healing and personal transformation workshop program called The Light Within ( www.jjacobshealth.com) and published her first book titled Messages from the Soul- A Holistic Approach To Healing.
ABOUT The Show
The Light Within Radio Talk-show presents and discusses holistic approaches and methods of healing. Topics include Holistic theory and philosophy, principles of holistic healing, healing modalities, contemporary body-mind research, spirituality and spiritual healing, life style, personal healing stories and interviews with internationally renowned and press worthy guests such as Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Nader Butto, Dr. Glenn Geelhoed, Mr. Philip Day, Prof. Marc Cohen, Dr Rajan Sankaran, Dr. Mahesh Gandhi and others.
According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), approx. 38% of US adults reported using complementary medicine (CAM) in 2007 spending $33.9 billion out of pocket on visits to CAM practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials. In the light of these stats, it is clear that people value holistic approaches and seek reliable professional information. Go to www.indiegogo.com/thelightwithinand help make these concepts available to all.
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