My new book is about overcoming life's challenges. As a teen, I learned what it felt like to be judged as less-than because of my family's religion. Later in life I learned what it felt like to experience the sting of stigma, the type that people with mental illness experience every day, after I experienced depression following major surgery. Little did I know that the knowledge and practical skills I gained in my early years, by overcoming the oppressive, discriminating attitudes and actions of others, would lead me to a successful and healthy life as an adult. They made it possible for me to push back against the crushing stigma of others and erase the internalized stigma I possessed - and win!
I know what it takes to make it through major challenges that come without warning. I am including in my book the practical practices I used to surmount my challenges to create a fulfilling and successful life. It is my pleasure to share them.