Book GA (3) -Mental Health Recovery Boosters: How to Sustain Your Mental Wellness - Carol A. Kivler-Ends 11/16 | Miki's Hope

Book GA (3) -Mental Health Recovery Boosters: How to Sustain Your Mental Wellness - Carol A. Kivler-Ends 11/16

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


When I was asked to do a giveaway for one of Carol Kivler's books I said -of course. I did a review/giveaway of her book the ABC's of Recovery a while back-you can see my review here- and know she really is a great writer, with some pretty phenomenal ideas!

If you click here then click on the book (Amazon) you will be able to read four of the essays in the book before you decide whether you want to purchase the book. Of course 3 of these books are up for grabs to 3 lucky winners as well! Just enter via the Rafflecopter below.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Mental Health Recovery Boosters is a book of inspiration and reflection designed to move readers from mental illness to mental wellness. The 68 short but powerful essays stand alone with messages of encouragement and personal accountability. Based on lessons the author learned during her journey out of mental illness, the essays encourage readers to reflect on daily choices and mental habits that affect their mental wellness. The author discovered during her own journey that what she needed was an attitude shift - a shift from illness to wellness in order to sustain her recovery.

“What I have learned over the years is the power of one's beliefs. We have all heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy - if you think you can or you think you can't, you prove yourself right on either side. Why? You build your reality upon thoughts you agree are true. Also, you have it within your power to tap into two universal laws: The Laws of Intention and Attraction. Once you set your intention to mental wellness, providence takes over and you attract experiences and opportunities to live the life you created with your intentions. “
- Carol A. Kivler, Author

Readers are encouraged to thumb through the book until they feel the urge to stop and read. Each thought-provoking essay is accompanied by a question that encourages readers to look more deeply into patterns that may be affecting their recovery from mental illness. Space is provided to jot down important insights. Attention to wellness can make a big difference in dealing with a mental illness, and answering the questions helps transfer the commitment of wellness into one's own life.

This powerful book will inspire you to hold yourself accountable for your own mental wellness. When you take the time to reflect on the essays and questions, you will be setting your wellness intentions out into the universe to manifest the life you were meant to live.

This book can be purchased at Amazon


About the Author: (from Amazon)


Carol A. Kivler, MS, CSP, President of Kivler Communications, is a speaker, motivator, training consultant, executive coach, and author. Her company provides customized corporate training and executive coaching to a wide range of corporations, organizations, government agencies, and school systems. She has conducted more than 2,500 corporate programs and motivational speeches.

Carol is also the founder of Courageous Recovery, through which she speaks to individuals, their loved ones and health care professionals to raise awareness, instill hope and combat stigma surrounding mental health diagnoses and treatments. She shares her journey of recovery from four bouts of medication-resistant depression and her positive experience with life-saving ECT (shock therapy) through speeches, her books and her blog. Carol was the first non-mental health professional on the Board of Directors of NAMI-Mercer, NJ and continues to be actively involved in its mission. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Garden State Seeds of Hope Award presented by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. This award honors exceptional people who go to extraordinary lengths to help and give hope to others.

Carol received a BS in business education from The College of New Jersey and a MS in human resource education from Fordham University.

You can connect with Carol:

Her Website

Facebook

Twitter

Courageous Recovery.com

Goodreads

Now on to the Giveaway!

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38 comments :

Erin said...

I totally agree. I have always felt that the way you perceive the world has a huge effect on your body. Think healthy be healthy, think sad be sad... It's good for the mind is good for the body and soul.

Masshole Mommy said...

I like the way that there is a spot for readers to jot their feelings/reflections down. That gives them a chance to actually read or re-read the essay and think about the meaning.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I learned Carol speaks to medical and mental health professionals, associations, businesses, patients, and the families and friends of those diagnosed with mental illness

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

People nowadays are more brawn than brain, with all the information up and ready on the Internet. So this could be a great activity to pump the brain into developing.

Karen Dawkins said...

I learned this the hard way -- plummeting into a deep depression, I wallowed there for years. Once my pastor helped me see how my thoughts affected my actions, I started changing my perspective. The Bible says, "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." I think God knows what he's talking about!

Dawn Bedingfield said...

Sounds like a great book and one that would benefit many. Mental health does affect our bodies. When you worry, you can literally worry yourself sick.

Christy Maurer said...

I love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote she has on her page, " You must always do the thing that you think you cannot do." It's easier said than done though!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Too bad the giveaway is US only. I'd love to win a copy of this book. :)

shelly said...

The power of the mind is crazy. Sounds like a very interesting read!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Mental wellness is very important for our over all health. I have to agree it would be good to take our mental wellness into our own hands.

Ellen said...

This is really something I need to start paying more attention to.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

definitely the mental state of ones life and their outlook on life impacts their health. I've seen it many times over in my personal life and that of friends and family. This is such a great topic and helpful book!

Grace said...

Visiting the site I learned she suffers from depression. I enjoy reading thought provoking books so I imagine this is a great read.

Kathleen said...

I learned that Carol suffers from periodic acute bouts of medication-resistant depression. I believe, telling her story and helping to remove the stigma of mental illness is such an AWESOME gift and motivation to those suffering to seek the help they need.

Lexie Lane said...

Now this is what I like to read. Our mental health is, I believe the most important part of our system that we need to care for. It is the root of many illnesses and our entire well-being. I will be getting one of these! Thanks for recommending it!

Teresa Moody said...

Sounds interesting. I think if more people got this kind of help that maybe there wouldn't be so many shootings and anger in the world.

kristenione said...

I think this is great. I like that it's short readings, each one inspirational. I think I would like something like this to remind us what's really important!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

I have had several close friends suffer from mental illnesses and I think anything that helps to explain the recovery process is awesome!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I was going to say that it doesn't apply to me, and I'd like to think it doesn't. However, I have no doubt that if I were to thumb throuh as you suggested, there would certainly be a few areas of discussion that would be interesting.

Growing Up Madison said...

I have friends who suffer from PTSD and who wold enjoy reading this. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Mental illness is very serious matter and I have family members and friends who suffer from it. I think any resource that helps those who have it to somehow cope and even recuperate is valuable.

Loreina said...

What an awesome book! I myself have suffered depression after some bad circumstances, and I was completely unaware such a thing was actually real until it happened to me. What a beneficial book for people!

Pam said...

There is a lot of interesting topics on her website. I bookmarked it and followed her on Facebook. I will have to take some time to really look around. This looks like an awesome book.

Amanda McMahon said...

mental health is an extremely sensitive and important topic.

Patricia Woolverton said...

This can be a very inspiring book to change the way you look at yourself and actions. I truly believe if you have a better outlook you will be happier and healthier. There is so much about the brain that no one knows about.

Courtney Pies said...

I love reading self-help books like these! With how the world is and the things we're dealing with, they can definitely benefit our mental health!

Katherine Bartlett said...

My husband used to study the power of the mind all the time.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like a great book. I want a copy for my mom, she has gone through a lot since my father passed.

Anne | The Chef's Wife said...

This sounds like a GREAT book! Couldn't help but think of this verse from the Bible: "... whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." There is a lot of POWER in what we choose to set our minds on! :)

bn100 said...

Carol has conducted more than 2,500 workshops

Sandy Beeman said...

I learned that the author has first-hand information on the subject of her book.

Sandy Beeman said...

I know that I understand the premise of this book.

Darci said...

mental health needs attention as much as any other diagnosis or health issue

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

Kaci Guis.Harrison
kaciohio@gmail.com

As the founder of Courageous Recovery, Carol inspires hope by sharing her personal struggle with depression. Her mission is to dispel the stigma's and myths around mental illness

Unknown said...

I had no idea that there was medication-resistant depression. How awful for her!

amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Her stuggle with depression..How i can relate to her..

Karen Hewitt said...

I think that this would be great to show some that others have been there and that they are not alone

eclairre said...

mental health needs attention as much as any other diagnosis or health issue

 
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