A Few Minor Adjustments: What Is it About and Why Did I Write it?

Today is a day I've been looking forward to for years. My award-winning memoir, A Few Minor Adjustments, is finally released. I'm so excited to share my story with you.

But what is A Few Minor Adjustments?

It’s a story about my challenges with an undiagnosed illness. It’s about giving a voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from an intense illness without having any answers. We slip through the cracks, feel like outcasts, even in the sick community. Without a clear diagnosis, it’s tough. Doctors don’t believe us, people call us crazy. We even start to doubt our own sanity. All we want is to heal. It’s also about never giving up. Even when death feels imminent, as it did for me on several occasions, as long as you believe, you have a chance to heal. It’s an important message that I want people need to hear.

Why did I write it?

I feel that memoirs connect us, bridging the gaps between different aspects of our humanity. I wanted to be a part of that connection, helping those who need some inspiration, those who are suffering from illness and feel lost, alone, and afraid. I know how it feels. I used to be there. This is my way of reaching people and doing what I can to help.

What Now?

It's time to celebrate! Connect with readers, like you, and to continue to share everything I've learned from my healing journey. I've worked hard and long to make this happen, and I'm excited to share my story and help as many people as I can.

What to Remember?

We all have pain and suffering, but we all have joy and beauty. Life is really about perspective and choosing each day to show up in a positive way and to have more compassion for each other, and for ourselves. If we don’t understand something, like an undiagnosed illness, then it is our duty as human beings not to turn away, or reject the unknown, but offer compassion, even if it is something we don’t understand. Especially if it’s something we don’t understand. And also, to never give up. No matter how dark life gets, there is always light. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t have survived.

So today, September 7, 2017 is a celebration of my book being released, but also a celebration of inspiration, healing, and connection, bringing the world together through just a few, minor, adjustments. 

Wishing you healing and happiness,

Cherie Kephart

For an autographed copy, you can go to my Homepage or go to your favorite book retailer. :)