The Wellness Diaries: My Journey Out of Mental Illness Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Change

The Wellness Diaries: My Journey Out of Mental Illness Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Change

by Owen Staples


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The Wellness Diaries: My Journey Out of Mental Illness Through Nutrition and Lifestyle Change by Owen Staples

The Wellness Diaries takes readers on a unique roller coaster journey through the eyes of a paranoid college student while battling mental illness, to the darkness of planning suicide, to a remarkable recovery.

It offers an account of the author's experience of mental illness-early symptoms, diagnosis, battle with medications, and a plan to end the pain.

The book takes an about turn as the journey is observed and tracked, from despair and suffering, to inspiration, adventure, contagious enthusiasm, and rebuilding a life, one step at a time, through reclaiming health. It includes persuasive arguments as to why health is a choice, and it offers a unique approach to health and wellness from the standpoint of lifestyle, including essential fundamentals such as a plant-based diet, quality sleep and outside activity. It discusses some aspects of health which are sometimes overlooked.

"I feel mountain ranges above my dark times. Those days are in the past, and so distant from me now, that looking back upon them seems as if I have woken up from a really bad nightmare..."

Readers will be touched with tears and laughter, and may wonder when Owen catches a break. Experience his in-depth sincerity in accounting the exact events which shaped this man's recovery from mental illness into a new life filled with gratitude and genuine love for life, the Earth, and all living things, and with a new outlook as a botanist and a naturalist.

The Wellness Diaries is a book which offers a contagiously inspiring outlook on health, available as a choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475987409
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Adam_Wilson More than 1 year ago
In The Wellness Diaries, Owen writes meaningfully with warmth, openness, and bravery about his own journey with mental illness and recovery. He takes us deep into the dark and tumultuous world of paranoid schizophrenia, telling us his story in a way that makes it compellingly real and relatable to anyone. From the fear and confusion of his first slips into mental illness, through all of the twists and turmoil that followed, Owen’s story is fascinating. We’re taken vividly into the into the less than perfect world of medical diagnosis and treatments, the difficult life that faces those encumbered by disability, and the crushing despair of giving up hope for a better life. Owen’s story is one of incredible highs, and incredible lows, including immanent plans for suicide. Remarkably though, it is ultimately a story of hope and recovery. The second part of this book is about Owen’s emergence into both mental and physical wellness, and includes almost step-by-step suggestions for others on a similar path. Anyone who is affected directly or indirectly by mental illness, or anyone merely interested in mental wellness generally, should definitely read this book.