The cover art was created by Emily J. Shapiro, who has been living with chronic migraine for more than 12 years and chronic illness for more than 20 years. Despite living with pain and discomfort, Emily created Blue Pear Prints, a photo notecard business that distills her joy of being in nature—something her photographs capture in exquisite detail. Emily insists on joy and fulfillment in her creative and personal life. She has fully embraced a path of spirituality and self-discovery, focused on finding life’s gifts. She’s a practitioner of meditation and energy medicine and recently became a Reiki Master. You can follow her on Instagram @livingbeyondwellness, a page devoted to how we rise from the depths of our struggles stemming from chronic illness. Emily’s photo notecards can be seen at