Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)

Nita Sweeney (Author)
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The Dog Writers Association of America awarded Nita Sweeney a Maxwell Medallion for excellence in writing about the Human/Animal Bond for her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

It's never too late to chase your dreams. 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 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

If you loved Let Your Mind Run, you'll love Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Mango
Publish Date
May 15, 2019
Pages
258
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781642500134

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About the Author

Nita Sweeney's articles, essays, and poems have appeared in Buddhist America, Dog World, Dog Fancy, Writer's Journal, Country Living, Pitkin Review, Spring Street, WNBA-SF blog, and in several newspapers and newsletters. She writes the blog, BumGlue and publishes the monthly email, Write Now Newsletter. Her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, was short-listed for the 2018 William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Award. Nita earned a journalism degree from The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, a law degree from The Ohio State University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. For ten years, she studied with and assisted best-selling author Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) at weeklong writing workshops teaching the "rules of writing practice" and leading participants in sitting and walking meditation. Goldberg authorized Nita to teach "writing practice" and Nita has taught for nearly twenty years. When she's not writing and teaching, Nita runs. She has completed three full marathons, twenty-six half marathons (in eighteen states), and more than sixty shorter races. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband and biggest fan, Ed, and her yellow Labrador running partner, Scarlet (aka #ninetyninepercentgooddog).

Reviews

"The 411: Anyone who has faced depression or struggled with motivation will see themselves in Nita Sweeney, a self-proclaimed couch potato who starts her unlikely journey to becoming a marathoner by slipping on sneakers, leashing up her doggo and jogging with him just 60 seconds at a time. Humble and refreshingly honest, Sweeney documents her incremental accomplishments and setbacks while weaving in a personal narrative of loss, insecurity and breakthrough. Why you"ll love it: Like sitting across from an old friend over coffee, SweeneyΓ’ (TM)s memoir is the gentle nudge we all need now and again to get off our ass and start moving." - Reebok Blog "This is a book I think any runner will like and especially those beginner runners and those who run and who have or currently battle for positive mental health. Well written!" - No Paine, No Gain "This book, Depression Hates a Moving Target, illustrates how Nita went from over-the-top underconfident and prone to catastrophizing to strong and self-assured. She credits this to running, and shows you just how this happened." - JulienMadBlogger "If you're starting your running journey, Sweeney's book -- with some great practical tips and resources at the end -- may be the running friend you need. " - Shel Graves Emporium "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 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." -Therapy for Latinx