March 7, 2017 Editor

** OUT NOW ** 
Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training

Hello from Winnipeg! I couldn’t put it off any longer. The new self-help/memoir, Dancing with Elephants, is now available everywhere. You’ll find all the links you could possibly need below the blurb.

Diagnosed with a disease that can’t be reversed? Learn how to keep living life to the fullest.   Have you received a terminal or chronic diagnosis? Is your mind succumbing to age or illness? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES.   Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease he found there was nothing for those living with incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he’s bringing his findings and insights to you.   In Dancing With Elephants, you’ll discover:

– Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook
– Humorous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky’s own journey
– Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you’ve been shaken to the core
– A new perspective to cut some of the pain and renew your spirit – Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more!

Based on the popular blog of the same name, Dancing With Elephants includes insightful interviews with chronic disease experts Toni Bernhard, Lucy Kalanithi, and Patch Adams. Sawatsky’s landmark book provides support that only a fellow traveler down this road can offer. If you like touching stories, mindful wisdom, and a touch of irreverent humor, then you’ll love Sawatsky’s life-changing book. Buy Dancing With Elephants today to discover a new way to live!

Early reviews have been great:

In Dancing with Elephants, Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself, even in the face of personal failure and defeat. – JON KABAT-ZINN, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living

A powerful example of the art of real happiness. This inspiring story reminds us just how essential it is to bring lovingkindness into every step of life, no matter how difficult the path. -SHARON SALZBERG, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness

… forthright and inspiring… people facing a chronic illness in themselves or in a loved one will learn from his honesty and openness. -PETER V RABINS, co-author of The 36-Hour Day When life seems to be falling apart

Jarem Sawatsky’s interesting and entertaining book reminds us that laughter is what we need to not take ourselves too seriously. -JEN MANN, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

… beautiful and inspiring book.., full of humor and wisdom about the pain of loss in our life… It is a book that we should all read so that loss be not transformed into anger or depression, but into love and radical acceptance. -JEAN VANIER, national bestselling author of Becoming Human

You can get Dancing with Elephants at the following retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Amazon AUS

Apple (iBooks)



Barnes & Noble Audible (audio)

Amazon (audio)

As usual, I’m making it available at a discounted rate for members of my mailing list. You can grab the ebook version of Dancing with Elephants for $5.99US/$6.99CDN for a limited time before it goes up to its usual price of $7.99US/$9.99CDN. To motivate you and your friends to buy now I have this special launch offer – buy now and get a free Great Mindfulness Package (worth $176).  Buy the book and send me a picture of your receipt at  [email protected] before Sunday March 12; and I will send you;

  • A More Healing Way: Video Conversations on Disease – the 5-part series (over 4 hrs of video) includes conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Patch Adams, Lucy Kalanithi, John Paul Lederach, and Toni Bernhard.  (Value $100)
  • Audiobook of Dancing with Elephants read by Jarem  Sawatsky (value $28)
  • 30-day Dancing with Elephants Journal and Workbook (Full colour, $10 value)
  • All the digital editions of the book (kindle, nook, ipad, pdf) (value $38)

I hope you love the book. It was certainly a blast to write. Let me know what you think… and please feel free to forward this email to any of your friends who might like to get to learn the art of dancing with elephants. Blessings on the journey, Jarem Sawatsky


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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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