In September 2015, Jennifer Barraclough’s husband collapsed from a heart attack and almost died. While this event was devastating enough, it proved to be only the first of a whole series of medical and surgical emergencies affecting her family and herself over the next four months. The first part of this short memoir tells the story of what happened. The second more theoretical part contains reflections on various topics, weaving together Jennifer’s professional experience in orthodox medicine and holistic healing with her perspective as a patient and relative. "Across a Sea of Troubles" will be of value to readers coping with illness, especially cardiovascular disease, and those with an interest in the mind-body connection.