Tuesday 8 September 2009

How Saying Yes to Depression Leads Us Into Healing

Title: How Saying Yes to Depression Leads Us Into Healing
Author: Melissa Sarazin
Publisher: LuLu
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 3/5

A special thank you to the Author, Melissa Sarazin, for sending me her book to review!

What do you do when you are half way around the world away from your family and you discover you are suffering from depression? Where do you go to get help? Do you run back home? Or would that just complicate the situation more? This is the story of one woman's journey of self discovery. What made her finally realize that she was mentally unbalanced? What choices did she have? And which ones did she choose? Travel with her from the depths of despair as she takes each step toward getting back to a healthy, empowered, and magic filled life.

This book has an Eat, Pray, Love feeling (which I love!) I know the feeling of being in another country, with no family, and loads of changes...that is happening to me this very minute! This book isn't just for those who are depressed but those who want to make changes in their lives. Who might be unhappy with the way things are going, and/or the feelings they have on a regular basis.

I enjoyed the emphasis on journal writing because I have been keeping a journal since I was 11 and have recently stopped, because everything seemed to be coming out negative. It's a short book. Worth the read. If I were you, I would pick it up. It's MORE than a self help book. There are loads of stories and the author's own experiences...which make it a great read, and not just something to help.


  1. Thanks for reviewing this. I'm thinking about getting it for my sister but I dont want her to be offended. She suffers from depression and has done on and off for years. She is living away from us (her family) to be with her husband and she is really lonely at the mo. Maybe this book would help her? I worry about her...

  2. This sounds really interesting. I've suffered on and off from clinical depression for nearly four years and enjoy reading about others' experiences with it. It kind of makes you feel like you're not alone.

  3. Thanks Mary for the great review.

    You have really captured the essence of what my intentions for sharing my story are.

    There are various stages in all of our lives. And when we begin to leave our 'twenty somethings' we move into a different phases in our own developments.

    Our society seems to forget that once we establish ourselves as 'grownups' it is still vital that we continue to grow as individuals as well as family members and in our careers.

    Change is good, healthy and empowering for us all.

    Thanks for helping me to share.

    Many blessings,

    Melissa Sarazin

    Personal Empowerment Mentor


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