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Chronic Christmas on

Reading a review of the book you've written is always a nerve-racking moment. It doesn't matter if you know the reviewer and figure they're not going to cut you to shreds because they are a nice person. It is still a nerve-racking experience. Mariah Leach of From This Point. Forward has written a review of Chronic Christmas for and turned it into a lovely experience. Thank you very much, Mariah!

"The holiday season is a time for joy – but it can also be a very stressful time, particularly if you are living with a chronic illness. Lene Andersen is a writer, health and disability advocate, and photographer who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since early childhood. In her newest book, Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness, Andersen provides “an Advent calendar of tips for a sane holiday season.”

For each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas, Andersen has a chapter that discusses a source of holiday stress and pr…

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Chronic Christmas review on ProHealth

The latest appearance of Chronic Christmas can be found over on ProHealth's fibromyalgia site:

"When you think of Christmas, are you filled with a sense of joy and excitement or overwhelm and dread? Chances are you experience a little bit of both. The holidays tend to be stressful for everyone, but they can be particularly challenging for those of us who have a chronic illness.

Lene Andersen has come to our rescue with her new book, Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness. She describes her book as “an Advent calendar full of self-care tips to help people with chronic illness savor the holiday season as never before.”"

Read the rest of the ProHealth review of Chronic Christmas. And thanks very much to Karen Lee Richards!