The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal
The Shadow Boxers
Your Personal Journal
What is a Shadow Boxer? A person who fights an invisible illness. A person who overcomes what tries to bring them down. A fighter. We are all Shadow Boxers. We all have had to fight through insurmountable odds at one time or another. Every day people have a personal conflict to fight through. For some it is just a part of the human condition, for others, it may be a chronic illness. Everyone has a story they have never told … I just happened to write about how to shadow box a chronic illness. The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal is written by Karen Anderson and I and is being edited for print as I type this…
The cover of our book has taken many, MANY hours of thought, editing, adjustments, and caused confusion, even conflict at times. Silly, really. A cover of a book. Does it really hold that much importance? Yes. It is important. I will share with you what the cover means to me.
In Norse Mythology it was said that the god of war and wisdom, Odin himself, had two ravens, one on each shoulder. They symbolize thought and memory, sight and sound. At times, thought and memory can be fleeting for a person with fibromyalgia battling fibro fog. Sounds can be overpowering, eyesight can be affected. The Ravens were also looked to as a sign for the outcome of a battle! If the Ravens were active, the battle would be won, if not, the battle would be lost. We never know from day-to-day, even hour to hour if we will win our battle. The woman in the picture is representative of Freya, the Norse goddess of war, ready for battle. We all have the spirit of Freya in our souls, we may get knocked down but we get back up. We look to the Ravens to be active, and a victory for the day will be ours!
Can you guess I am Norwegian? I do love mythology! All kinds, but I must express my sincere delight when reading about the Norse mythology … I love that the women were great fighters, as skillful as the men. Vikings, explorers, ready for battle; men and women.
This journal is now printed and sold on Amazon!