A Pity Party Is Still a Party: A Feel-Good Guide to Feeling Bad by Chelsea Harvey Garner
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Are your negative emotions a party pooper, or could they be the life of the party? Let’s flip the script with our guest, author, and psychotherapist Chelsea Harvey Garner! In her book, A Pity Party is Still a Party: A Feel-Good Guide to Feeling Bad, Chelsea presents a new perspective on how to embrace negative emotions and the unexpected benefits they can offer.
In our conversation, Chelsea discusses the concept of hosting a ‘pity party’ and why self-respect, kindness, and connection to nature are vital. With anecdotes from her personal experiences and insights gained in her clinical practice, Chelsea’s insights promise to change how we view our emotions. From tips on throwing a successful ‘pity party’ to exploring how books have shaped her views, this episode is a must-listen for anyone on a journey towards understanding and accepting their mental health.
BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW
BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND
- Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Animal by Lisa Taddeo (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Blow Your House Down by Gina Frangello (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich (Amazon or Bookshop)
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön (Amazon or Bookshop)
ABOUT CHELSEA HARVEY GARNER
Chelsea Harvey Garner is a writer, psychotherapist, and director of Big Feels Lab: a nonprofit promoting collective mental health. In both her creative and therapeutic work, she specializes in helping misfits, survivors, and unconventional families reclaim a sense of dignity and connect with each other more fully. When not writing, she can be found leading workshops on social issues, dancing in places where that’s discouraged, and hosting cuddle puddles at her home in NYC.
In her book, A Pity Party is Still a Party: A Feel-Good Guide to Feeling Bad, Chelsea presents a new perspective on how to embrace negative emotions and the unexpected benefits they can offer.
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Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle