The key to positive mental and emotional health?

Remember that you have choice.

Chartered Wealth Solutions client, Lindajane Thomson, has recommended a book that has received rave reviews from a range of sources. The Choice by Edith Eva Eger is the account of this young ballerina’s experience of Auschwitz, and how she has learned to live with life-affirming strength, finding purpose in helping others.

Here is Lindajane’s review:

It feels almost understated to write that Edith Eva Eger is an incredible woman with resilience and strength of character, but such a remarkable woman she is. Having endured horror and cruelty to the point of death, yet surviving because of her strong mind and determination to live makes her almost super human.

After the war years and having raised a family, she studied to be a doctor and a psychiatrist which enabled her successfully to counsel war victims with severe PTSD. She could empathise with her patients because of her own experiences.

Her life achievements are huge, so for Chartered clients, her life is a reminder that no one is ever too old to learn a new skill, acquire a new hobby, meet new people, read more books – we have time. Life is very precious as Edith Eva Eger has proved at the age of 90 something years.

“I can’t imagine a more important message for modern times.  Eger’s book is a triumph, and should be read by all who care about their inner freedom and the future of humanity.”

New York Times Book Review

The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and leaves you forever changed. Dr Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well.”

Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The Chartered Library has two copies of The Choice available to be borrowed.

Comments (2)

  • After reading the review on Edith Eger’s
    book : The Choice I would like to read it. How to do I go about to borrow the book from your Library?

    • Hi Marna, Thank you for your interest in the must-read book The Choice. The next time you are at Chartered House you are welcome to loan a copy from our client library.

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