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HomeFarming News‘No one is immune to stress, anxiety, depression, and grief’
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘No one is immune to stress, anxiety, depression, and grief’

From Dr. Jan Patterson and award-winning author, Phyllis Clark Nichols comes Breath for the Soul: Self-Care Steps to Wellness.

The book is a holistic blend of science and storytelling that will empower your audience to make time for self-care and use breath, movement, nutrition, and spirit to enhance their health and wellness.

Dr. Jan Patterson, physician and professor, has teamed up with award-winning author, Phyllis Clark Nichols, to explore the ways in which breath, movement, nutrition, and spirit can be integrated into a plan for self-care.

Dr. Patterson is a cancer survivor, bereaved parent, and an integrative medicine and infectious disease doctor who has practiced and taught medicine for 30 years.

Nichols is also no stranger to suffering and has been the caregiver to her husband for 10 years through three battles with cancer.

Health, wealth and wholeness 

In Breath for the Soul, where science and storytelling meet, the authors outline a plan for self-care that combines ancient and modern practices into a practical, step-by-step approach that recognises more than physical needs.

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Patterson said: “No one is immune to stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. What if there are methods that empower you to help yourself?”

Nichols added: “You are a soul, a complex person, a total self, needing nurture and care.”

Breath for the Soul is a full toolkit of evidence-based information, inspiring stories, trusted resources, healthy recipes, and a simple plan to give you control over your self-care.”

“Empower yourself with these simple tools using an innovative approach. Put yourself on the path to health, wellness, and wholeness.”

About the authors

Phyllis Clark Nichols, a pioneer in health programming for cable television, is an award-winning writer who weaves her faith and her southern culture into her writing and speaking.

A seminary graduate and a classically trained musician, she enjoys art, books, music, nature, cooking, travel, and stories about ordinary people who live extraordinary lives.

She is the author of nine character-driven novels that bring hope and light as she explores profound human questions.

Dr Patterson:

Dr. Jan E. Patterson attended edical school in Texas, trained in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and in infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine.

She completed an integrative medicine fellowship at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona.

Currently, she practices integrative medicine and infectious diseases at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.

Dr. Patterson is medical director of Integrative Medicine at University Health.

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