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A Pity Party Is Still a Party by Chelsea Harvey Garner

Chelsea specializes in helping misfits, survivors & unconventional families reclaim a sense of dignity and connect with each other more fully.

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Interview with Chelsea Harvey Garner

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.

A Pity Party Is Still a Party by Chelsea Harvey Garner on Amazon or Bookshop.

A Pity Party Is Still a Party by Chelsea Harvey Garner

Get a copy of A Pity Party Is Still a Party by Chelsea Harvey Garner on Amazon or Bookshop.

BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW

BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND

CHILDHOOD FAVORITES

  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by M.D.H. Norton (Amazon or Bookshop)
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (Amazon or Bookshop)
author Chelsea Harvey Garner

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.

A Pity Party Is Still a Party by 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.

Get a copy of A Pity Party Is Still a Party by Chelsea Harvey Garner on Amazon or Bookshop.

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