Lori Hartwell - Author

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Lori Hartwell is the author of Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness.  This book is an upbeat, motivational book that helps people living with chronic illness create joyful, fulfilling lives. Lori Hartwell developed the Principles of Chronically Happy Living while dealing with her own chronic illness: kidney disease - a condition she developed at age two.  

This book is filled with enlightened anecdotes from the author and others coping with diabetes, lupus, arthritis and many other chronic diseases. Their stories and words of wisdom will inspire readers to embrace a joyful life in spite of their physical limitations. Available at retail outlets nationwide and online at Amazon.com.

Dialysis & Transplantation
"The message of the book is inspiring without being "preachy." It provides information and resources that can be translated to any chronic illness and focuses on offering hope and providing tools that people can use to improve the quality of their life" 

Nephrology News & Issues
"I recommend reading Chronically Happy to all who are touched by someone or something that makes them think twice about their future. This is an opportunity to look at familiar concerns and get the optimist's view." 

ANNA Journal
"This book is a must have in every dialysis facility. Anyone involved in the care of the chronically ill could benefit from Lori's work." 

FMC Clinical Connections
"Chronically Happy is valuable and insightful information for those coping with chronic illness, as well as family, friends and caregivers. This is a hope filled book that presents the reality of what illness can do to a person while also encouraging one to look past the illness to the essence of the individual and all that is still possible."