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


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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

is the award-winning wellness author of the running and
mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running
with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink
and co-creator of the writing
journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration &
Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving
. A certified meditation leader,
mental health advocate, ultramarathoner, and former assistant to writing
practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the groups "Mind, Mood, and
Movement" to support well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing
practice, and "The Writer's Mind," to share using writing practice to produce
publishable work. Nita also publishes the writing resource newsletter, "Write
Now Columbus." Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their
yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Head to her website to download your free
copy of Nita's eBook Three Ways to Heal Your


"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, Sweeneyâ (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