Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink By Nita Sweeney from Mango Publishing. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.
There’s hope and help on the track. Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think and that there’s no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet.
Depression Hates a Moving Target is a witty and poignant story of rediscovery. Whether you’re born to run or just looking for a rebirth, you will:
Be inspired by the powerful story of one woman and her dog
Cheer on Nita as she endures the challenges of a marathon and a mind in turmoil
And discover the power of running to overcome obstacles
My Opinion: I suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder mixed severe and lots of times I have a hard time getting out of the house as I also have fibromyalgia so this book did inspire me to know I am not alone. I like how she uses exercise to help her cope and strength herself from mental illness and a way to cope with triggers.
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