THE ART OF GETTING WELL is written to inspire and help people who are overcoming illness and want to improve their quality of life. Far more than just ather list of recommended behaviours and attitudes, it explains how to change the very things in your life that contribute to illness and rob you of motivation in the face of a chronic condition. The heart of this book is its passionate, powerful message of how you can overcome barriers to self-care, especially the lack of support, damaged self-esteem, loss of hope and socio-ecomic difficulties that prevent people from getting well. Spero suggests ideas and techniques seldom found elsewhere, such as living with rhythm, the intelligence of the body and the role of creativity in recovery. The book is written in a conversational, upbeat style and includes interviews and first-person accounts of recovery that will give readers encouragement and hope. This is a unique guide to an important art we seldom think about - the art of embracing health, the art of really getting well.