The Healing Journal

The Healing Journal

Guided Prompts and Inspiration for Life with Illness

Emily Suñez


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Overcome the emotional toll of chronic or invisible illness with 50 positive affirmations, writing prompts, and soothing illustrations inspired by nature

This gorgeously illustrated volume offers guided journaling to a community that stands to benefit immensely: those living with chronic illness. Author and illustrator Emily Suñez—herself a chronic illness patient with multiple diagnoses—speaks from experience through 50 affirmations and over 100 writing prompts that will both console readers and empower them to:

  • cultivate self-compassion and chart their own course to inner healing
  • develop the self-care strategies best suited to their illness
  • advocate for themselves with doctors, family, friends, and coworkers
  • unlock the emotional benefits of mindfulness and positive psychology
  • spot patterns related to their symptoms and manage them better

Throughout, Emily’s bold, botanical illustrations underscore her message of hope and resilience. This is the perfect gift for a loved one in need—or yourself.


Emily Suñez:
Emily Suñez is a visual artist who manages multiple chronic conditions. She paints natural subjects in oils and watercolors, and her work has been featured at Sanchez Art Center, Brea Gallery, TAG Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, and The Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition. She lives in Pasadena, California. See more of Emily’s art online at and on Instagram at emily_the_painter.