Praise for BEYOND BLUE:
“The best first-person account I’ve read about the experience of manic depression.” –Jesse Kornbluth, HeadButler.com
“Borchard’s gift and distinction is her humor, the golden rope out of the pit of despair and a tool for transforming hysteria into hysterical laughter …. This self-help memoir offers hope, particularly for those with intractable depression. Even better, it offers levity.” –Publishers Weekly
“Not every book about depression makes you laugh out loud, but Therese Borchard manages to be both funny and searingly honest. Think Kay Redfield Jamison laced with Anne Lamott.” –Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
“It’s a clinician’s dream to recommend a resource with such honest and accessible wisdom, research, and guidance from someone who has endured depression firsthand.BEYOND BLUE is the most even-handed account of overcoming depression through psychological and spiritual resources I’ve ever seen.” –Ryan Howes, Ph.D., author of the “In Therapy” blog for Psychology Today
“Therese is a rare writer that can have you laughing one moment and crying the next. BEYOND BLUE is a testament to the unwavering resiliency of the human spirit.” –John Grohol, Psy.D., founder, PsychCentral.com
“This is a rare and invaluable book for its raw, lyrical honesty, for its tender compassion, and for its biting humor. BEYOND BLUE is a revelation, big-minded and big-hearted, full of succor, concrete advice, and inspiration.” –Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Lincoln’s Melancholy
About THE POCKET THERAPIST:
Sometimes when life hands you lemons, it’s harder to make lemonade than that cheery notion suggests. In more trying situations, the initial urge may be to use said lemon as a projectile weapon aimed at the source of frustration. THE POCKET THERAPIST is a book for those lemon launching moments in life.
In this compact volume, Therese Borchard, author of the popular “Beyond Blue” blog, provides 144 tools and techniques to help address anxiety, fear, conflicts, and a host of situations that can make it tough to slog through life. Examples include:
#48. BEFRIEND YOURSELF. Have you ever wondered how long one of your friends would stick with you if you talked to her the way you shout at yourself?
#20. DON’T GO TO A HARDWARE STORE FOR TOMATOES. I don’t think I’ve ever left a bakery infuriated that they didn’t have any hamburger or left a butcher shop disappointed they didn’t stock any cucumbers. But I have done exactly that in so many of my relationships.
#70. SAY “OM.” I’m not talking about yoga, I’m referring to Omega-3 fatty acids.
#18. KEEP YOUR SPONGES SEPARATE. Although I know I’ll always ache when my kids suffer — or when a friend is going through a rough patch in her marriage –I can use different sponges. In fact, it’s best if I don’t cross-contaminate.
From the straightforward, no-nonsense pointers to the less conventional sanity sound bites, each of Therese’s strategies is meant to move us one step closer to Ahhh …and two steps away from chucking lemons.
Life is full of difficult situations. THE POCKET THERAPIST is here to help.