Writing this book has been a passion project and every penny of profit is being donated to the Mental Health Foundation. We hope to raise money for this charity to help those struggling with their mental wellbeing- help someone by helping yourself.
Just like physical health, mental health can and will fluctuate throughout our lifetime. Sometimes we are doing great, confidence is high, fulfilment is flowing and we have that wonderful feeling of peace within us.
The truth is, life can and will throw lemons at us. Big yellow curve balls that challenge us to our limits, test our resilience and make it hard to keep our head above water. No one is immune to life’s lemons, we will all face our own challenges along the way and it is our mental health that takes the brunt of it. So what can we do about it?
It’s been said: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Which is all good and well. But as you’re riding the storm you find yourself asking in an exhausted, frustrated and burnt out state….“Where the $@*!*% is my lemonade?!”. This book is dedicated to reminding you that there is always lemonade after the lemons.
So we asked 17 people what their secret to happiness and contentment was, we asked them how they managed their challenges with their mental health. To follow the analogy, we asked them how they made lemonade out of lemons.
What you’ll find in this book are those stories. Our incredible authors share stories of building body confidence and self love. Tales of resilience, courage and authenticity. We talk about gratitude, the importance of play (yes even as adults) and talk frankly and honestly about mental obstacles. Each person has their own story of struggle, but they made it through and these are the stories about how they did it against the odds.
THERE IS ALWAYS LEMONADE AFTER THE LEMONS.
No matter where you are currently, how deep you are in the dark or how much you are suffering, there is always hope. This book is dedicated to reminding you that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and that you will one day reach it – no matter how dark it gets on the way.