Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness

I am offering a free PDF sample of my book Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. You will be able to view three sketches and corresponding poems from the book. The PDF is at the bottom of this post.

I created these poems and ink sketches in response to the frustration of living with invisible disabilities. I have experienced so many different medical situations, feelings, emotions, and even glimmers of hope. It is my hope you will see the (dark) humor in these sing-songy, rhythmic poems and apply some humor to your own situation. Sometimes, when we’re on a rollercoaster to wellness, all we can do is laugh!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been creating videos of these poems – with my ukulele! You can check out my Invisible Disability Poetry Playlist on YouTube here.

Would you like to create your own ink sketch and poem? I have included some information on creating your own works in this article of mine that is published on The Mighty. Anyone can write or sketch about their experiences. You don’t have to be a fancy artist or experienced writer! In addition to the tips in the above article, I have created a Rollercoaster to Wellness MindMap that is designed to give you a starting point. Sometimes, starting is the hardest part, but in my experience, once you start it’s difficult to stop!

You can download the Rollercoaster to Wellness MindMap below. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an email at And if you would like to receive more great content like this as I create it and be informed on new book releases, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter, Susan’s SideNotes, here.

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