Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart


names Falling Together“Must Read Book to Give as a Gift to Your Best Girlfriend”

Director’s Choice “Outstanding Book” from Human Relations Indie Book Awards
Gold Winner: Life Challenges, Human Relations Indie Book Awards
Silver Winner: Self-Help & Wellness, Human Relations Indie Book Awards
Silver Winner: Motivational, Human Relations Indie Book Awards
Silver Winner: Life Journey, Human Relations Indie Book Awards
Finalist in USA Best Book Awards
Finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards

There are times in life that shake us to our very foundations. We wish for things to get better, fast. But the truth is that moments of “falling apart” are also our most powerful catalysts for growth and change. In Falling Together, Donna Cardillo, a registered nurse, Dr. Oz blogger, and beloved public speaker, reflects on the overwhelming challenges that fall into every life, and the renewal that comes when we are able to meet them with courage.

A funny, big-hearted self-help memoir that takes on issues like divorce, caregiving, and burnout―and many women’s biggest enemies of all, fear, insecurity, and self-doubt―Falling Together shows how to turn the challenges that threaten to knock us to the ground into the building blocks we need to become more successful, more joyful, and ultimately, more alive.

“Fear, insecurity, self-doubt – every woman has experienced all those feelings (and spent nights on the couch venting to their girlfriends about them). But Donna Cardillo’s book reminds readers that it’s the change cultivated from these feelings that help people grow. A relatable self-help memoir, Falling Together is perfect for the BFF who needs a reminder of how awesome she really is, no matter how bad things may seem.” -Redbook magazine

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Advance Praise for Falling Together:

“With great heart, honesty, and courage, Cardillo shares her journey down her own winding path, one full of life’s ups and downs, one that could have led her to a dark, depressive dead-end but which instead brought her to a place of light, peace, and contentment. Cardillo has crafted a thoughtful work of – yes – advice, but she has done so in a personal, heartfelt, and relatable way.” read more..

—Denise Keliuotis, author of Chick Lit Central 

“Donna Cardillo shares her personal journey, and the lessons she’s learned along the way, authentically and generously. This book will inspire women to practice self-reflection and self-care to discover the profound opportunities and lessons their own lives hold for them too.”

—Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

“In this beautiful book, Donna inspires us by telling her life stories of struggle and finding herself, through both common and uncommon journeys of life. Every reader will find moments in the book that their hearts and minds can not only relate to but feel empowered by hearing Donna’s ability to navigate and overcome with grace. The lessons learned at the back of each chapter are particularly inspiring, you will find a gem in each lesson. Definitely a book for every woman.”

—Dianne Maroney, RN, MSN; author; founder of The Imagine Project

“I was most touched by the sheer resiliency and determination that is at the heart of Donna Cardillo’s life story. No matter what life catapulted her way, she found a way to use her own resources, and those of others, to get through. Even better, the lessons she learned from each challenge embedded themselves within her and moved her successfully forward. Highly recommended for any woman looking to find her way in this journey we call life.”

—Flo Schell, EdM; founder: Perceptive Coaching Systems; visionary artist

“Donna Cardillo has written a primer on how to come back to yourself after losing your way, recreate your joy and creativity, and learn to nurture your body and soul. A powerful and beautifully written book, Falling Together will inspire all who read it.”

—Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

“Cardillo masterfully shares her own story and experiences of others to prove that even the darkest moments can lead to transformational change, renewal, and rebirth at any age. This funny, heartwarming, uplifting, easy read is for anyone who wants to embrace life with greater self-awareness, confidence, happiness, and peace.”

—LeAnn Thieman, CSP, CPAE, author of thirteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books

“The future belongs to those who integrate mind, body, and spirit, and the world is hungry for the information in Falling Together. You cannot heal what you cannot feel, and Cardillo’s book brings together intellectual, emotional, and physical healing.”

—Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, founder of Onsite Workshops and author of Learning to Love Yourself