standing up

‘The future is not some
place we are going, but
one we are creating. The
paths are not to be found
but made. And the activity
of making them changes
both the maker and their

– John Schaar

Eight years after her stroke, Kathleen is now back in the real world and offering her experience and passion to make a contribution to the lives of others.

The strategies that she describes in Standing Up! help people to cope with the devastating negative emotions from any new adverse situation, be it stroke, loss of a job, breakdown of a relationship or acute grief.

This book is a story of resilience that will move you and continue to teach long after you have reluctantly turned the last page.
DR MEGAN CLARK AC, Advisory Board member, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kathleen’s book has given the reader an insight into the physical, emotional and mental challenges faced by stroke victims and those who love them.
CECILIA BURGESS, COO of Bell Gully Lawyers NZ
This story will move you to appreciate and see your life and all that is in it in a new light. The book will move you in a deep, profound and loving way.
BERNADETTE BAYNIE, Group General Counsel, Batelco Group
There are numerous lessons for every reader in this accessible, emotional and raw story of triumph over adversity. Kathleen is a heroine and her story must be read.
PROFESSOR JAMES ANGUS, AO President, National Stroke Foundation