The Art of Creating a Meaningful Life

One Day at a Time
Provided by: Elyse Bruce Newsletter
Midnight In Chicago
August 2008

The Art of Creating a Meaningful Life One Day at a Time

In 1996, Chantal Beaulieu had the kind of year that exists, for most people, only in nightmares.

After losing her mother at the age of 17, she would now lose her father, her grandfather, great-grandmother and a brother. Still reeling with shock and grief, she gave birth to her first child, who was later diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.

How this remarkable young woman met these blows and transformed them into a philosophy of strong, healthy optimism is the backbone of this inspiring book. There is simple, practical wisdom here that can revive joy in the lives of parents, of children, of the world, "one day at a time."

Chantal Beaulieu Lynch has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people through her speaking, coaching and writing. She comes from experience and knows how difficult it can be to have a child with autism and Asperger's. "It's important to care for our children but we need to take the time to care for ourselves also. We cannot give what we do not have". She understands the daily challenges and helps us find ways to make our life more meaningful despite what is presented to us. In the process, we can grow as a person, a family and a community.

For more information on Chantal Beaulieu Lynch or her book, please visit or call 1.780.478.0788.

The book "The Art of Creating a Meaningful Life: One Day at a Time" has been featured in the August newsletter of Midnight In Chicago. Experts on Autism such as Dr. Tony Attwood write and speak in this newsletter. To listen to free podcasts visit