Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Home page: http://www.helenasmole.com/balancing-the-beast
Helena Smole abandoned her career as a scientific researcher and decided to dedicate her life to writing. In her first book, Balancing the Beast, she describes how she learned to maintain her mental health. Thereafter, she continued by writing novels. She has also authored over 170 analytical blogs on maintaining one’s emotional and mental balance, which can be read at www.helenasmole.com
Helena Smole presents her own successful path out of her daily struggle against extreme mood swings, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, and other delusions in her book Balancing the Beast: A Bright View of Schizoaffective Disorder - Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Type. The book describes a unique combination of humor and hard work along with psychiatric medication. The mental exercises, lifestyle choices, and other alternative medicine approaches that she combined with clinically-prescribed medication eventually led to the alleviation of her illness. As shown in the book, her success is to a significant extent due to having fully accepted herself the way she is, the illness included.
Out of the Forest and into the City, a fantasy novel, is a story of a couple who love each other truly, but face many obstacles in their relationship, just like any other couple. The difference is that in addition to couples therapy, they can also rely on dwarfs and fairies in a pinch.
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