Both Favre and Stanford have found peace and fulfillment by helping others. A clue to how they survived their trials lies in the title of "The CURE for the Chronic Life." C stands for Compassion, U is for Understanding, R for Response, or living life with an outward focus instead of looking inward, and E stands for Encouragement.
"Together, it's like a life preserver," Stanford told "GMA".
The book urges readers to break out of patterns that are hopeless, like addictions and bad relationships.
Instead of becoming consumed by a difficult person, obstacle or issue, Favre and Stanford offer a coping program.
"The Cure for the Chronic Life" includes a 40-day "Spiritual Treatment Plan," including life lessons, individual analysis and spiritual wisdom. Along with the 40-day plan, the book helps readers identify "Seven Worries of Living in Crisis" and transform those troubles into triumphs.
CLICK HERE to learn more about "The Cure for the Chronic Life."