Depressed & Anxious -DBT for the masses

November 1, 2021

It was my first day at a new job and I came here after work to reblog the next book in line.

I looked at the book and decided … NO! I do NOT want to share that!… and went on to the next post, and the one after that.

No, no, and NO!

All too depressing. Seriously.

This particular book may seem a little depressing, as you might have gathered from the part of the title that says, “Depressed”!

But it’s NOT depressing!

It is a HEALING guidebook!

Sometimes, it’s my stories that get depressing, and the fact that I’ve actually noticed this fact is a lesson best left for another day.

On THIS day, I’m simply thankful that I share this beautiful site with you!

And, oh yeah, that I’ve found a job that brings me hope. What do I hope? That it’s the last job I have for the rest of my working life.

Not too much to ask. Is it?

Funny side note: As has happened since the dawn of man – or, at least, the dawn of the Nelsen clan, they spelled my last name wrong on my badge.

It’s that pesky E, not O, in NelsEn. I’ve only had to ask for it to be changed about a million-billion-quadrillion times in my life.

This time? The man was super nice about it and even gave me a lanyard for the trouble.

And so, I am now correctlly spelled with little drama, which I sooooo appreciate!

Today was win/win!

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Depressed & Anxious by Thomas Marra, Ph.D. (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) is excellent. Let’s get that out of the way!

Next, let me tell you how this book came to be in my collection. I bought it many years ago and filled it out from stem-to-stern. Then one day, as I often do, I went back through it, read everything I’d written and deemed it “hot coals on fire” and ripped it up, page-by-page before I tossed it into the garbage.

PS to sentence above: *It* wasn’t garbage but I had decided that my contribution to it was. I kind of forgot about it, though not really. I’d noticed “Dialectical Behavior Therapy” here-and-there (clearly, it’s hyphen day!) and every time I saw those words, I thought of this book.

Then, several weeks ago, my friend Becki graciously sent a few books my way and this was among them. I…

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