Being Well with Chronic Illness: A Guide to Joy & Resilience with Your Diagnosis (Paperback)
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Being Well is a self-help guide for those with chronic illnesses looking to find a better path to wellness.
More than 40% of the US population are affected by chronic diseases. Being Well is a guide book for every single one of those people suffering with chronic illness looking to live full lives characterized by joy, resilience, and wellness. Meeting by chance after their Parkinson's diagnosis, the authors quickly realized a new way to deal with their neurodegenerative conditions.
Being Well introduces the simple, but powerful concept of the Wellness Spiral, an actionable pathway anyone can follow to turn bad life events to opportunities for growth and wellness. This book is for anyone who is at a crossroads and wants to find ways to build resilience.
About the Author
Kat Hill has a degree in Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery. She has worked as an educator and nurse, but after her diagnosis of young onset Parkinson's Disease, she has devoted her time as an advocate for persons with chronic illnesses. She is currently an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation and sits on the patient advisory committee for the World Parkinson Coalition. She spoke at the World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2019. She has a podcast, PD Lemonade, that focuses on wellness and resilience. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.
Nancy Peate writes and speaks about wellness and how to live one’s best life despite chronic illness. A research librarian by profession, research topics of most interest include resilience and chronic illness, particularly Parkinson’s disease. She has participated and volunteered for the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, the Davis Phinney Foundation, and the World Parkinson Coalition. She spoke at the World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2019 and hosts a monthly Parkinson's support group. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.