Tight Rope Of Depression: My Journey From Darkness, Despair And Death To Light, Love And Life by Kellan FluckigerTight Rope Of Depression: My Journey From Darkness, Despair And Death To Light, Love And Life by Kellan Fluckiger

Tight Rope Of Depression: My Journey From Darkness, Despair And Death To Light, Love And Life

byKellan Fluckiger

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Do you spend a lot of time doubting yourself? Hating Yourself? Paralyzed and afraid to 'put yourself out there?'

Do you live in fear of being 'not good enough' or total failure? Are procrastination and self-sabotage your constant companions?

Join Kellan Fluckiger and his 40-year journey through the valley of depression and blissfully and gratefully out the other side. From self-doubt to attempted suicide. From the depths of misery and failure to the heights of confidence, success and inner peace. Imagine wearing fog covered glasses for 40 years and then suddenly taking them off. That's how dramatic the change had been.

Kellan's liberation came in two parts. First being diagnosed with depression. Finally, there was a framework to understand the crazy journey. Second, creating a way to understand, recognize, cope with and ultimately master this unrelenting monster.

You don't have to be a slave to endless rounds of medication, managing unpleasant side-effects and just barely getting by. There is so much more that can be done. You are the author of your life, the master of your future. No matter where your journey has taken you before, the future is unwritten.

Experience the joy, the freedom and the peace and the power to create for yourself. Procrastination won't help you here. Discover the common themes that underlie all depression and misery from one who suffered along with his friends and family.

About The Author

Kellan Fluckiger is a master at high achievement. He is also a veteran of over 35 years of dealing with major depression. As a motivational speaker and business coach, his journey has benefited thousands. He has written five books on meditation and provides coaching and support for creative's and entrepreneurs on their journey through ...

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Title:Tight Rope Of Depression: My Journey From Darkness, Despair And Death To Light, Love And LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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I'm not an expert at diagnosing or treating depression.I'm not an expert at understanding all the medical details, causes or current thinking on managing this seemingly increasingly frequent condition. I'm not even sure the frequency is increasing, it just seems like it. Or, maybe it just seems like it because I have it and hate it and am affected by it so much.I am however an expert at having it and hating it. I'm an expert at running from it, living with it, hiding from it, wondering what to do about it, ignoring it, accommodating it, being debilitated by it and pretending it doesn't exist.I'm also an expert at having it wreck my life and my relationships, run my every thought and unknowingly direct my goals and actions in an unproductive and often hurtful way.I have spent my life running from, hiding, medicating and otherwise dealing with this situation.In my experience, depression is widely and wildly misunderstood. Mostly we ignore it, and once in a while it rears its head in the headlines in the suicide or untimely death of a noted person who succumbs to its siren song.Then after a few weeks, sympathetic articles, a well-attended funeral and a bit of publicity, it sinks back into the quagmire and oblivion of yesterday's news. Except, those who have it still have it, and those who live with the infected or afflicted still stand often helplessly by wondering what is wrong with themselves or the loved one so burdened.This book is not about whining or complaining or wondering why we can't fix this problem yet. I have tried that remedy and it doesn't fix anything, so I quit doing that a long time ago.Why Write a Book?If you read this book, you will get several things out of it. You will get an understanding of this condition, from the perspective of one who has battled it for more than 30 years. You will learn some things that work to help with it and some that don't. Those things may or may not apply to you or those in your life who might be similarly afflicted.It won't give you all the answers, but it will give you some ideas and some places to start with conversations or processes to manage this condition.If you have or have had depression, some of the strategies in this book may help you to avoid some pain or some of the symptoms or behaviors that have afflicted me in my course of life. It may even help you make some changes that give you more hope, freedom, love, power and enjoyment while you continue to figure out how to successfully live with the ebb and flow that always seems to accompany this particular condition.I don't know what it means to be healed, or how you would even measure such a result. I do know what it feels like to have more or less of this at different times. It comes and goes. Sometimes without warning and with a fierce intensity that is as fearsome as it is unexpected.The state-of-the-art, at least right now, seems to be a combination of medication and personal ritual that both combats the affliction itself and manages the symptoms. Sometimes that management is more effective and sometimes less effective but there are ways to mitigate the sometimes confusing and crazy behaviors and feelings of those who find themselves in this condition.We pretend that we know that depression is an illness.But we don't pretend it very well. Unless you have been with someone so afflicted, very likely you think someone who's depressed is either lazy, making excuses or just doesn't want to accept responsibility for their own lives. You know, the kind of "suck it up and get with the program" mentality.That might be a nice way to put people in boxes, but it is wrong and certainly not helpful in managing this particular illness. The easiest way to handle this sort of thing is to ignore it. Unfortunately, this is what results in suicide and broken lives and shattered dreams.