“Hope” can be a foreign concept to those in the midst of severe or suicidal depression. Yet, the book “Shades of Blue” offers just that – hope. Thirty-five essays written by individuals with different backgrounds and histories share diverse issues, and how they have managed to, if not overcome them, learned to manage them. Three of the contributing essay authors read excerpts from their essays at the independent bookstore, The Avid Reader, in Davis, California.
There is no shortcut in moving through loss, whether it be job, relationship, pet, or death. In those moments when you’re home alone, without friends or family beside you, what can you do to ease the pain? Michelle Paisley, certified yoga instructor, offers her insightful book, Yoga for a Broken Heart; A Spiritual Guide to Healing from Break-up, Loss, Death or Divorce,” which offers practical tools.