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How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness)

Exciting news! Bridget McNulty (editor of Sweet Life magazine) has just released a new e-book: How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness) and she’s offering it free to all Sweet Life readers… For one day only!


About the book:

How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness) is an honest, heartfelt look at making the best of being chronically ill. Through personal anecdotes, advice from relevant experts – who have worked with people living with arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis (amongst others) – and the latest statistics on chronic illness worldwide, this book offers hope and guidance for all those living with chronic illness. It’s the perfect read for those who have just been diagnosed, those who are struggling to see the silver lining in the everyday battles of chronic illness, and those who just need a dose of motivation – as well as their partners and families. By turns funny, sad, straightforward and inspiring, How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness) is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.

How to claim your free copy:

Go to this page on on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 to claim your free book. If you like it, please rate it and review it so that other people living with a chronic condition (like diabetes) can benefit from it too.

Here’s what Bridget says about writing How to Live a Happy Life (with a Chronic Illness):

This book has been such a joy to write. It’s been an exploration, for me, of what it means to have a chronic illness and how possible it is to live happily with it. Because in a way it’s a misnomer, isn’t it? ‘Happily chronic’ is our website URL, but how many of us are happily chronic? Wouldn’t we be happier without the chronic illness part of our lives?
I don’t know. And neither do you. None of us can possibly know what our lives would be like up to this point without our chronic illness. What we can know is what our lives will be like going forward. And while we may not want to be happily chronic, there’s really no other choice open to us if we want to be happy in this lifetime.
And I do: I really, really do. I’m sure you do too, and I hope this book will help you do just that.

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