I have been in chronic pain for 36 years. I battled with depression for many years but thanks to Cognitive Therapy and bit of persistence, I have been on an even keel for several years. If fact, I've never been happier.
I decided to write down what worked for me. Soon this became the self-help book 'How to be Happy in the Real World'. Concise common sense advice, written in an open, friendly style. The self-help book for people who don't read self-help books. (http://www.eloquentbooks.com/HowtobeHappy.html)