Birth of a Self-Care Vigilante

“Book 1” of Tap into the Universe for Recovery  Book Series

What if your mind, body, and spirit could all agree on what, how much, and how often you should eat? What if all three could select exercises gentle enough to pull you out of pain yet rigorous enough to take you to the next level? What if you could trust yourself to choose relationships that inspire greater personal growth and harmony in all your interactions?

To these “what if” questions, I say, “Bring it on!”


Now you can enjoy reading Birth of a Self-Care Vigilante on your Kindle, computer, iPad, or smartphone as well as the paperback. Find hope and laughter with Ilana Kristeva! Your choices: Link to Kindle eBook or Paperback on Amazon

With uncanny wit and wisdom, Ilana Kristeva shares vivid stories of her personal journey from “groaning to glowing.” While rebuilding her body out of a wheelchair despite an extremely painful nerve disorder (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), migraine headaches, and the loss of her voice from esophageal erosion, Ilana reclaimed her life by embracing a wide spectrum of healing modalities—from West to East. Readers witness how her process of making daily living amends to her body, “Body-Part Reconciliation,” not only saved her from losing her legs but also from drowning in her love affair with excess: food, sex, alcohol, drugs, money, and more. Celebrate how this born rebel transformed her arsenal of “yes, but” excuses into active participation in a world filled with limitless possibilities.

Relax and enjoy a unique opportunity to experience life through the eyes of this Self-Care Vigilante™. Learn ways in which you, too, can feel fantastic in your body as you adopt her

  • 7 Key Ingredients to Vibrancy
  • 26 Self-Care Vigilante Affirmations
  • Mindfulness Meditation and Tapping Exercises

Be prepared to laugh through darkness with Ilana and emerge into vibrancy!

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“I found the book to have remarkable purity, revealing authentic insight into the mind and spirit of a person with chronic pain. This is a book of hope for the person suffering with chronic pain and offers insight to the people who care. Ilana Kristeva is rightfully unapologetic for being herself, as she is both unique and universal at the same time.”

—Dr. William J. Conard, M.D., Asclepius Pain Management; Developer of the “Asclepius Complete Care Model,” integrating principles of Functional Medicine with BioMedical and BioPsychoSocial pain treatment models

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Ilana Kristeva, M.P.A., is an out-of-the-box proponent of self-care practices that honor profound wisdom from a wide spectrum of healing modalities—West to East and new to ancient. An author, speaker, and Vibrance Coach, she promotes public awareness of health and safety issues through speaking engagements, books, and Pro EFT™ “tapping” and Chi Gong sessions. Most importantly, this Self-Care Vigilante manages her chronic systemic disease—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)—and other serious health conditions with grace, ease, and laughter. In her spare time, Ilana performs Self-Care Comedy™ and coaches the Boston Red Sox from the middle of her living room floor.

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