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    How ‘Mindful Moments for Busy Moms’ Gave Me Back My Sanity

    Hey! I haven't been super active in The Mighty community, but my mental health has taken a dip. In an effort to connect with others and reconnect with myself, here I am!

    I recently wrote a book review about "Mindful Moments for Busy Moms" --my personal motherhood bible. If you're juggling mental illness with parenting, this book is for you.

    "Validation is a huge aspect of Mindful Moments for Busy Moms. The tone in the book is all about meeting you where you are. When you allow someone, even a book, to create a safe space for yourself, healing just might begin to take place."

    Remember, you're not alone. #Parenting #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #Depression #Anxiety #BookReview

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    Book Review for Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Green Mile. The story is about June Nealon who is looking forward to a future with her husband, daughter, and unborn baby. Suddenly, that future is gone and replaced by anger, fear, and struggling.
    Shay Bourne's life hadn't been easy. Raised in Foster Cares, uneducated, and life had never offered Shay anything.
    Shay's redemption lies with June and her 11 year old daughter, Claire. In the way of Shay's redemption lies a mother's anger, a life of crime, and a lot of regrets.
    The story ask of everyone, "Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?" The answers are hard but Picoult weaves a heart wrenching story that touches anyone that reads it. #BookReview #JodiPicoult #Murder #Crime #justice #Mothers

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    Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michaelangelp & Me by Ellen Forney #Books #graphicmemoir #BookReview #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder

    Wow this Graphic Memoir is absolutely BRILLIANT and SO RELATABLE if you live with Bipolar Disorder! Excellent depictions of #Mania and #Depression and so glad this book exists so people who have been diagnosed or who know someone with Bipolar can help understand themselves or others and hopefully get the help and support they need! 10/10 would recommend! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽#Representationmatters #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDisorder

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    Love saying SMEDMERTS! 😹😎 #Smedmerts #routine #MoodDisorders

    This is an excellent acronym from Ellen Forney’s brilliant Graphic Novel: Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life! Highly recommend this book for anyone living with a Mood Disorder or supporting someone on their mental health journey! #ellenforney #BookReview #BipolarDisorder


    Reading a book #BookReview

    I'm ready (actually reading the chapters that I think pertains to my situation) called"Lost Connections" about depression and it's causes and "cures". I'm finding out that lonlyness is one of the leading causes of depression and anxiety. I have no connection with a "tribe" as it's called, to connect with. I don't want to jump into a group and immediately have to tell them about my horrific . It has such a stigma attached; like it's contagious, or I'd be a black cloud hanging over them. I don't think if I had cancer or an inoperable tumor, that others wouldn't think of as something that they'd have to put a cross in front of them, throw holy water on me, or call an Exortist because of it.


    The Fibro Manual?

    I was given “The Fibro Manual” by Ginevra Liptan, MD by a friend at church on Sunday. She believed I could benefit from it as I am a nurse and could understand more of the terminology than she could. I have started reading it, and for the first time since I was a child, I have hope to have some relief from fibro.

    Has anyone else read this book yet? If so, what was your thoughts? Has it helped you? If so, which areas have you been able to incorporate into your life? And, most importantly, what was the most beneficial aspect of the book for your fibro issues?
    #Fibromyaliga #Thefibromanual #BookReview #Drginevraliptan

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    I recommend this book

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    By Mark Manson

    I came across this book online and bought it right away.
    I received it today and have read half of it and so far I think it’s a game changer.
    It has a was of opening up the way you think about things and changing your habits.
    It’s honestly a very positive book to have and I would recommend it to anyone.
    You don’t have to be stuck in life to read a book like this, this is one where you can learn something or view something in a different manner, even if your happy with your life.

    #BookReview #Recommend


    #BookReview An Unspent Hour by Roseanne M White

    I connected with this series on the last book, An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M White, which is book 3 in Shadows Over England. It doesn’t require reading the previous two books, but, I am intending to read both shortly! The characters are delightful and the context fascinating.

    The theme is time and it runs through the narrative and descriptions as well as creating a clever metaphor for each of the characters. I particularly enjoyed Barclay, his honesty, dedication and quick wit. Evalina grew on me, as I came to understand her better. Whilst World War One is the backdrop, the war itself isn’t described in detail. The focus is on covert operations and outthinking the enemy. Whilst interesting, I found the relationship between Barclay and his orphans the part of the novel I enjoyed most. The brutalities of life of the poor in London isn’t overlooked but the tone is hopeful.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and give it five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale.