Mental Health

Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Mental Health

Deconstructing Anxiety

Today I’m happy to share with my interview with Dr Todd Pressman, a psychologist and author of the book, Deconstructing Anxiety. Interview with Dr Todd Pressman, author of Deconstructing Anxiety Welcome to Everyday Gyaan, Dr Pressman. As you explain in Deconstructing Anxiety, everyone has a core fear. Would you shed further light on the basic core fears, how they are our interpretation of danger, and how they shape our view of the world? A core fear is the true fear at the root of our problems.  It is a basic, universal theme of loss that we bought into in early

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Mental Health

Sandys Gift Walking With The Light

More than 15 million adults and their immediate families in America today must cope with a patient suffering from severe mental illness. In too many cases, these families cannot or do not know how to get help for their loved ones. SANDY’S GIFT WALKING WITH THE LIGHT (Cedar Forge, 2017, softcover) by William P. Dunn IV is an intimate and shocking true story that tells of the tragic plight of Sandra Dunn, a mother and loving wife whose life takes a tragic turn when she suddenly falls victim to severe mental illness; how the healthcare profession and the law prevented

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Mental Health

Further Than Yesterday

Anyone who knows me knows how crazy I am about dogs. I’ve often written about the difference Pablo makes to our lives. Dogs have so much compassion and are such a healing influence. When Sage Adderley asked me if I’d like to join this book tour, there was really no question that I would. Further Than Yesterday: That’s All That Counts By Medric “Cous” Cousineau, SC, CD Genre: Nonfiction Invictus Maneo Publishing Book Description A high-functioning, Royal Military College graduate becomes a naval aviator in a high stress career.  What grips him and pushes him to the very brink of

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Grieving and Grief Resources, Mental Health

Why Did She Jump #septemberchallenge

Why Did She Jump : My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder by Joan E. Childs, LCSW HCI Books ISBN 9780757316975 Description There is one day in Joan Child’s life that she wishes she could do over: the day her daughter Pam, a brilliant psychotherapist, plunged from a fifteen-story building to her death. But despite the coroner’s report of a suicide, Childs explains why her daughter’s life was taken by the most unforgiving of executioners: bipolar disorder. It was the delusions, not her daughter, who made the final decision. Why Did She Jump? is an intimate, uncompromising delve into one mother’s

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Mental Health

Ruth Curran and Being Brain Healthy

When I came to know that Ruth Curran, a wonderfully smart women, I met through a midlife group, had recently published her book, I wrote to her immediately for a chance to share details of her book and interview her here. I’m happy to introduce to you Ruth and her new book, which I hope to review soon. Description of Being Brain Healthy The journey to wellness when coming back from a brain injury can be a long one. It is one author Ruth Curran knows well. Faced with myriad cognitive challenges after her own traumatic brain injury resulting from an

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Books, Reading and Book Reviews, Love and Relationships, Mental Health

I Will Never Forget

I Will Never Forget: A Daughter’s Story of Her Mother’s Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia by Elaine C Periera Published by iUniverse ISBN 1475906900 (ISBN13: 9781475906905) Book Description It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one decline as dementia ravages his or her mind, robbing him or her of memory, thinking abilities, and judgment. In her touching memoir, I Will Never Forget, Elaine C. Pereira shares the sometimes heartbreaking and occasionally humorous story of her mother’s journey through dementia, as seen through the eyes of her little girl. Pereira begins by offering entertaining glimpses into her own childhood

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