Living Well With Chronic Illness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide
by Richard Cheu —
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can bring on strong negative emotions like shock, despair, grief, loss and depression.
If these feelings are allowed to continue unchecked, people become paralyzed with fear and stress. Cheu helps people take charge of their emotions using various methods, including positive psychology.
He motivates them to adapt to the idea that change is inevitable and good, and that they can construct a new life perspective by focusing on the present.
He tells them how to expand their lives beyond their illness, to understand what is truly important and see future possibilities.
This transformation takes place via a process based on thoughtful reflection and taking responsibility for their actions.
Readers are shown how to achieve a spiritual outlook and way of living that supports their personal beliefs. Family, friends, caregivers and the patient’s health care team will benefit from reading this book.
$16.95 — Dog Ear Publishing, 4010 W. 86th St., Ste. H, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 32, Number 3, June/July 2013.