Like many people, Gail Marie Mitchell battled with anxiety and depression for many years, finding it exhausting, stressful and demoralising at times.
Realising that this approach to her condition was futile, Gail chose a different approach: acceptance.
Taking control in this way removed some of the pressure and enabled Gail to focus on developing coping strategies, creating the tips and tools that are included in this empathetic and practical book.
Gail focuses on the positive aspects of her condition, showing how a person living with mental illness is so much more than the label that society puts on them. She found acceptance empowering, enabling her to live her life to the full. Perhaps not the life she had planned, but one that is happy and fulfilling and that she loves. She is Loving the Life Less Lived.
By sharing her experiences and describing what she learnt from them as well as the resulting coping strategies, Gail has created an essential companion for anyone dealing with mental illness and their family and friends.
Medication and conventional treatments didn’t cut it. After contemplating his second suicide attempt, Ian Schell got good help, learned new information, tools and techniques to cope.
Depression is no cake walk. It’s a cruel beast, but it can be beaten. It can be tamed and you can turn your life back from the brink.
Discover the four poisoning beliefs that destroy happiness and their antidotes. Learn to lean into your fears and challenge yourself. Develop new habits to succeed by default. Rediscover your mental toughness. How to quit procrastinating and get moving. Most importantly—find peace of mind.
The best solutions often come from within. You have the choice to sit on the sidelines or get in the game. With this book, you can do it for yourself.
What Others Are Saying…
“… it has had a great impact on me, and I can relate so much better with members of my family who struggle with ups and downs. I love the work you have done, your honesty and respect for the individual’s ability to ‘cope’ with some of life’s traumas. Great read.” Julie T.
“I started reading it and I cannot stop! It is excellent!” Jodie S.
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about reversing the damage stress, depression and anxiety have on your mind and body.” Mary L.