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Break Down to Wake Up: Facebook Live with Nita Sweeney and Jocelyn Bellows

October 5 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EDT

Nita Sweeney (author of Depression Hates a Moving Target) will appear on Break Down to Wake Up with Jocelyn Bellows.

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Running and Mental Health: Break Down to Wake Up
FB Live with Nita Sweeney and Jocelyn Bellows

Tuesday, October 5th at 6 pm ET

Coach and podcaster Jocelyn Bellows interviews people who have taken a “LEAP” to change their lives. Join Jocelyn and award-winning author Nita Sweeney for a Facebook Live interview about running for mental health. Nita, a marathoner, meditator, and wellness writer, uses running as one of the tools in her mental health toolkit. She believes running saved her life.


Through mazes of uncertainty, dark clouds, and dishonoring themselves, remaining in a variety of different unhealthy relationships: romantic, work, parenting, siblings, friendships, faith. Guests share openly their greatest failures and challenges to touch, move and inspire others so they too can transform their lives from frustration, ill health and the darkest depths to abundance, health and joy.
By choosing to pour love into themselves and others, choosing to receive, and be still, they let go of the self limitations and live freely. We get to CHOOSE A BETTER YOU MOVING FORWARD.


Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, co-creator with Brenda Knight of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving, and of the free ebook  Three Ways to Heal Your Mind.

Nita is a long-time meditator, three-time marathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg. She founded the group Mind, Mood, and Movement to support mental well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice. Nita also manages The Writer’s Mind, to share how to use writing practice to produce publishable work. And she publishes the writing resource newsletter, Write Now Columbus. She lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet.


Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney

Depression Hates a Moving Target

How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)

It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.

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