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Bonnie Twomey Releases New Book Sweet Freedom: Mending a Heart Broken by Mental Illness

(1888 PressRelease) A firsthand account of a paranoid schizophrenic’s courageous battle for a better life.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – After she began experiencing hallucinations and other symptoms as an adolescent, Bonnie Twomey endured peer ridicule, family frustration, and ineffective medical intervention before she was finally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. But putting a name to her demons was just the beginning of Bonnie’s journey.

In Sweet Freedom: Mending a Heart Broken by Mental Illness, Bonnie shares her struggles in learning how to thrive while living with mental illness. For her, it was an ongoing two steps forward, one step back process that demanded honest introspection, cutting ties with negative influences, and enduring a healthcare system that too often fails patients.

“Sweet Freedom is a raw, honest account of how I fought to overcome mental illness and live an independent, productive life filled with friends, love and hope,” explains Twomey. “It wasn’t an easy process, but I’ve found my place in the world. My hope is that this book will inspire others who are struggling by showing that recovery from mental illness is possible.”

The book also discusses Bonnie’s decision to participate in a study that resulted in the groundbreaking The Bonnie Tapes; a set of published interviews with Bonnie’s family members discussing her condition’s impact on them individually and as a whole. It was the turning point that gave Bonnie a new purpose: to be a mental health advocate.

Sweet Freedom can be purchased online through SDP Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Bonnie Twomey is a courageous woman. Despite many life challenges, she found the strength to endure and battle constant struggles due to a life-threatening diagnosis and mental illness. She suffered days filled with managing health issues and ineffective mental health providers – a painful process she had to fight alone. Due to the uncaring negligence of her caretakers, she lost everything. To recover and live a healthy life, she moved to Gloucester, MA, and claimed the better things in life she fought for and deserved.

Bonnie and her family participated in the award-winning and highly acclaimed documentary The Bonnie Tapes. The tapes discussed her recovery from mental illness and how her family bravely dealt with issues surrounding Bonnie’s illness.

Bonnie wishes to continue to reach out to share the message that recovery from life-long trauma is possible and to help others find a place in the world. To learn more about Bonnie, visit bonnietwomey.com.

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The Postnatal Cookbook by Jaren Soloff Offers Simple and Nutritious Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Spirit During the Fourth Trimester

1888PressRelease – Replenish and rejuvenate your postpartum body with these 75 easy, healing, and protein-rich recipes designed with new moms in mind.

The Postnatal Cookbook: Simple and Nutritious Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Spirit During the Fourth Trimester by Jaren Soloff was released today, published by Ulysses Press.

Replenish and rejuvenate your postpartum body with these 75 easy, healing, and protein-rich recipes designed with new moms in mind.

After giving birth, most mothers are well-versed in feeding patterns and schedules for their little ones, yet little attention is given to their own nutrition. The Postnatal Cookbook offers 75 simple, easy-to-prepare recipes for truly nourishing the postnatal body—what is ultimately best for both mother and baby!

Written by a registered dietitian and lactation consultant, these delicious recipes are specially formulated with the nutritional needs of a new mom’s fourth trimester. Inside you’ll find:

• Quick and easy protein-packed meals like Spinach Egg Bites, Mediterranean Salmon Wraps, and One-Pan Lemon Chicken
• Satisfying, nutrient-rich snacks such as No-Bake Bliss Balls and Flax Seed Granola
• The nutritional information every postpartum mom needs to eat healthily
• And much more!

Based on the latest research in nutrition science, this cookbook prioritizes the foundation of whole food, healthy eating for recovering mothers. Nutrients of vital importance to postpartum such as iron, protein, vitamin D, and omega three-rich foods are highlighted in each recipe.

The Postnatal Cookbook is now available for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author:
Jaren Soloff is a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who serves as an expert in women’s health. While continuing to practice in the field of eating disorder treatment, Jaren gained additional experience as an IBCLC to fuse her love of nutrition and women’s health.

Now working solely in private practice, Jaren combines her expertise as a skilled nutrition therapist and lactation consultant to support individuals looking to heal their relationship with food and body. Her practice, FULL CRCL provides evidenced based practices to support women at all stages of the reproductive cycle, from preconception to postpartum. Informed by her own journey and the hundreds of women she has counseled, Jaren’s experience comes full circle to support women in navigating pregnancy, birth and postpartum from a simple and intuitive framework.

To learn more, go to: https://www.fullcrcl.co

New Book by Judy Hogan: Baba Summer Part Two

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Judy Hogan Baba Summer Part Two hitting stores everywhere now.

“…With enthusiasm I have translated the second part of Baba Summer, and I am convinced that you have found a very original genre form–an organic combination of a diary that grows into deep fictional prose, which, acquiring aesthetic tension, is suddenly crowned with poetic explosions. Literally, in front of the reader’s eyes, high literature is born out of fluid everyday life. By the way, you are here, perhaps unconsciously, connecting to the Russian tradition. Turgenev, in his speech about Pushkin, recalled: “Your poetry,” Merimee, a famous French poet of his era, is looking first of all, at truth, and then beauty in itself; our poets on the other hand take a completely opposite path, They are primarily concerned with effect, wit, brilliance, and if they have the opportunity not to offend plausibility, they will probably take this into the bargain. In Pushkin, he added, poetry miraculously blossoms, as it were, by itself from the most sober prose.” It is “the miracle of the birth of poetry from the most sober prose” that you, Judy, present to the readers in your book.” – Professor Yuri Lebedev, Emeritus, formerly Chair of the Literature Program at Kostroma University in Kostroma, Russia.

Baba Summer: Part Two is the second of four memoirs about Judy Hogan’s experiences with Russian writers and painters 1990-1996. She has published twelve Penny Weaver mystery novels. Grace: A China Diary, 1910-16, which she edited and annotated, was published by Wipf and Stock (2017), and seven volumes of poetry were published, including, Those Eternally Linked Lives (2018). Her papers and 40 years of diaries are in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University. She founded and edited Carolina Wren Press, 1976-1991. She has taught creative writing since 1974 and lives and farms in Moncure, N.C., where she works on environmental issues.

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New Book by Joseph Reilly: Vanishing Love

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Joseph Reilly Vanishing Love hitting stores everywhere now.

On that morning, Leona realized her boyfriend Mateo wasn’t coming back. And now her mother was gone too. Instead of warm scrambled eggs, on the breakfast table sat a note that read: “Don’t mistake this for me not loving you”.

With a little sister to look after and her entire world now vanished, Leona is left with questions and no answers, unbeknownst to the fact that Mateo cheated on her with a girl who’s now eager to start a friendship with her. Will Leona break in the face of temptation when she finds herself falling for a troubled nurse in Mateo’s absence?

Joseph Reilly began writing fiction when he was little, writing short stories for his younger sister Abby. Today Joseph is an alumnus of The New School’s Riggio Honor’s Writing & Democracy Program, has more than half a decade under his belt in the writing industry, and shares his love of writing and books with his wife Amanda on Staten Island.

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New Book by Susan Pollet: Juliette Rose’s Dream of Becoming

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Susan L Pollet: Juliette Rose’s Dream of Becoming hitting stores everywhere now.

Juliette Rose’s Dream of Becoming is a wish list of human traits, embodied by famous women in different fields, that make for an exemplary human being. She strives to grow up to have these qualities, but ultimately, she wants to accept herself as she becomes, with selflove and love for her family and the world community. The illustrations show each of these women, with a visual representation of the corresponding traits.

Susan L. Pollet lives in New York City, and is a proud mother, and grandmother, to Juliette Rose and William. This is her first children’s book. She created the text and illustrations. Susan has been an attorney for over forty years, primarily in the area of family law. She has published over sixty articles on varied legal topics, including family and criminal law. She is also a published author and artist. In 2019, her first novel was published by Adelaide Books entitled Lessons in Survival: All About Amos. She created the collage for the book cover. Her second and third novels were published by Adelaide Books in 2020, entitled Through Walter’s Lens, and Women in Crisis: Stories From The Edge. She painted the cover images for both of those books. Two of her short stories were published by Adelaide Literary Magazine in 2019 and 2020 in their literary award anthologies.

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New Book by Johnny Bell: The Dirt Court

ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to offer the latest work by Johnny Bell The Dirt Court hitting stores everywhere now.

The Dirt Court follows Travis, a middle schooler, through the ups and downs of life in foster care. Throughout the story, he learns how to recognize and manage the damaging feelings that linger from his childhood. The Moorings, foster parents, are patient and give him time and space. We follow Travis as he makes mistakes, one that nearly ends his current placement with new friends and foster parents that love sports and Travis. He asks the Moorings if they will adopt him. But earlier wrongdoings while living with them make the judge leery. Everyone is on the edge of their seats, hoping that Travis can stay.

Johnny Bell is an educator and high school basketball coach. He has spent the past decade mentoring elementary-age children from various backgrounds. His early childhood was spent living on various military bases while his adolescent and adult life were spent in Gainesville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida for undergrad and later a Master’s degree in Education. Strong family, faith, passion for helping children, and enjoyment of sports are all equal forces inspiring the books he has written. He loves spending free time with his niece and nephew, and watching basketball. The Dirt Court is his second novel. His first novel Take the Shot was published by Adelaide Books in 2019.

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