Depression can be an addiction, equally hard to break out of as any other vice. Loren Kleinman struggled with chronic depression for years. At one point as she envisioned the world without her. That's when she realized her issues weren't seasonal, or just a phase. Yet more years went by before she did anything. Today her regular regimen for change includes weekly therapy, medication and exercise. Tonight on Intention Radio's "Courage to Change with Lisa Kirchner" at 6pm EST, we'll talk about how Kleinman hit -- and overcame -- her bottom. Click here to listen to this episode.
Since starting on the road to recovery, Kleinman has published two books, keeps a personal blog and one for The Huffington Post, and writes a regular a column for IndieReader.com. She also mentors new writers. But she says that her recovery always comes first. "Mental illness doesn't define me," she writes. You can ask her questions directly, use #couragetochange and reach out to @lisakirchner and @lorenkleinman on Tuesday, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.
Kleinman's poetry has appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeastand New Jersey Poets. Her interviews have appeared in IndieReader, USA Todayand The Huffington Post.She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. The Dark Cave Between My Ribs debuted in March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing). More at lorenkleinman.com.
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Lisa Kirchner is the author of Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press, May 2014). Geography of Bliss author Eric Weiner says, "think Bridget Jones meets Lawrence of Arabia."