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Carol Cheshire’s “Are You Having Fun” cautions against the danger of habits becoming addictions.

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Samuel Johnson once said, “The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt – until they are too strong to be broken.” In her new book, Are You Having Fun?: Doing All the Things You Want to Do? (published by iUniverse), author Carol Cheshire examines the roots of habits and addictions, and instructs readers in how to identify and control them.

“Habits are not addictions,” Cheshire says. “Habits can be broken easily if you want to; addictions cannot be broken easily and in a short time you have to admit to your addiction before you can make any headway.”

Learning how to recognize habits and addictions, and how to deal with them effectively, are challenges for a person living in the grip of addiction, and for those who love them. Even with training, it can be difficult to recognize crucial signs that signal a problem. Some signs are so subtle that they are easy to miss, but with some guidance this process can be less stressful for all involved.

Freedom from addiction begins only when the individual admits that there is a problem and is willing to begin the journey toward change. For a parent, there is no loss deeper than that of a child claimed by addiction, and Cheshire knows that pain.

Her experiences as a teacher, counselor, and grieving mother have all served to strengthen her resolve to educate others. Cheshire tells her story in the hopes of helping other parents, partners, children and friends escape facing the loss of another person they love to addiction of any kind.

About the Author
Proud Texan Carol Cheshire was born in Port Arthur, grew up in Houston and now lives on 20 acres in the central part of the state with her dog, Cocoa. She married and had two children. Her surviving daughter has two children of her own.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebook on Twitter.


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