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New Handbook Empowers Chronically Ill to Restore a Sense of Personal Control and Improve the Quality of Life



(Joshua Tree, CA, 2009) Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., publishes new handbook: Living Life to the Fullest: Creative Coping Strategies for Managing Chronic Illness.

“Living Life to the Fullest is full of sound, compassionate advice for the swelling ranks of the chronically ill. In short accessible chapters, Cynthia Perkins offers prescriptions for self-care that are effective, easy to do, and don’t cost money!” says Kat Duff, Author of The Alchemy of Illness

As both a mental health professional and a woman living with the challenges of several chronic health conditions, Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., shares her personal and professional expertise for managing the many challenges of chronic illness and the impact it has on one’s life. This unique combination results in sound guidance with the added touch of deep understanding that can come only through personal experience.

Living Life to the Fullest: Creative Coping Strategies for Managing Chronic Illness, provides the chronically ill with self-care tips and strategies that encourage, inspire, and empower the chronically ill to reduce feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, manage pain, find new meaning and purpose in life, decrease feelings of powerlessness, improve self-esteem and thrive in spite of symptoms. Learn more at:

Perkins says, “Regardless of your diagnosis, being able to live life to the fullest with a chronic health condition is largely about acceptance and developing effective coping mechanisms.”

Cynthia’s practical tips and strategies for self-care come straight from the heart of someone who knows the ropes. Providing the chronically ill with an outstanding must have handbook that is a concise quick read, yet encompasses the wide spectrum of psychological, physical, spiritual, family and social dimensions that are touched by chronic illness.

Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed. is an author and mental health professional helping individuals living with chronic illness or chronic pain to live life more fully. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling.

Living Life to the Fullest: Creative Coping Strategies for Managing Chronic Illness
Retail Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-578-00554-6
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