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Featured Books:


Fear and Other Uninvited Guests : Tackling the Anxiety, Fear, and Shame That Keep Us from Optimal Living and Loving

Unhappiness, says bestselling author Harriet Lerner, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions. Anxiety can wash over us like a tidal wave or operate as a silent thrum under the surface of our daily lives. With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear lite" to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us.

On The Outside Looking In: One Mother's Journal of Her Family's Battle With a Mood Disorder

On the Outside Looking In is a compelling story of a twelve-year-old boy’s fight to overcome the madness in his mind. As the story unfolds you will find yourself engrossed in every aspect of the family’s life. You will cry along with the mother as she searches for a cure. You will endure the pain of frustration as you pray for the son to find his way. You will sympathize with the sister as she fights to find her own place. You will laugh, cry, give up and find hope just as they do. As they struggle through their lives so will you until finally, you will celebrate with them when they find their road to happiness.

Depression Fallout : The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond

Is your partner's depression undermining your happiness as a couple? After blaming yourself, losing your self-esteem, and getting angry, you may feel like walking away -- even if you're still in love. With 19 million Americans suffering from depression, you are not alone in your unhappiness. And no one knows what you're going through better than Anne Sheffield, who coined the phrase "depression fallout" in her first book, How You Can Survive When They're Depressed, to describe the emotional toll of depression on spouses, parents, lovers, and children.

Electroboy : A Memoir of Mania

Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper-whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible price: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy.


The author, Restin Wells, is a professional artist and horse trainer. She is also a naturalist and animal lover. She is a layman in art interpretation and majored in clinical psychology at the University of Central Florida, for three years. She continues to study mostly within the works of Carl Jung and his followers, such as Joseph Campbell and Esther Harding. She also has deepened her religious faith, from the profound influences she received and followed in overcoming her problems. Several decades have passed since her experience with emotional disorder. During that time she has continued to feel well and work full time. She is dedicated now to utilizing her artworks and writings to help others have hope, and find ideas that work.



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