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Finding Joy with an Invisible Chronic Illness: Proven Strategies for Discovering Happiness, Meaning, and Fulfillment

Christopher Martin

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“Finding Joy is a vital guide on how to best manage and navigate life with a chronic illness."—James Nestor, New York Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

“Finding Joy provides a comprehensive, evidence-based roadmap for not only coping with chronic illness, but personally optimizing self-growth and resiliency from the experience.” —Joanne Joseph, PhD, professor of psychology and interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and author of The Resilient Child: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World

+How can you experience those good thoughts and feelings, enjoy life to its fullest, and de-stress when faced with relentless physical suffering?
+How can you enhance your relationships, find support, respond to the naysayers, and possibly even help them understand you and your illness?
+When seeking medical care, how can you get the answers you deserve, and access and maintain quality healthcare?

These important questions deserve thoughtful, informed answers. School psychologist, patient, and award-winning author Chris Martin offers just that.

"Having known Chris for decades, I am beyond fortunate to have been privy to such a work that serves others by providing a timely message, a powerhouse of practical strategies, and invaluable guidance.” —Mark Montgomery, PhD, chief diversity officer, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and founder and chair of Joseph’s Experience, Inc., an organization that assists children impacted by cancer and/or leukemia. Dr. Montgomery authored the book, Painting the Academic Canvas with Students of Color, Assuming you can Retain Them, and he is currently working on his second book, Curing Ignorance with a Dose of Cancer.

“This book offers great value for anyone with chronic illness as it contains clear, practical, and actionable insights and steps that can be naturally implemented into daily life. An engaging, easy, and helpful read. Highly recommended.” —Alla Bogdanova, MSc, MIM, co-founder and past president of the International Empty Nose Syndrome Association

"Anyone with chronic illness needs this blueprint of new pathways to joy. It's a survey recommended not just for the chronically ill patient, but also for the family and friends supporting their efforts."—D. Donavan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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