New Motivational Book Turns Emotional Baggage Into Strength & Creativity

Turning mental baggage into bridges, author Sylvia Swan’s "Building Up" leads readers on paths to prosperity, happiness and harmonious relationships.

Online PR News – 19-October-2013 – washington dc – New South Wales, Australia (PRWEB) October 18, 2013

Everyone carries emotional baggage of one sort or another and it is the main cause for depression. Does that determine the kind of person they are? "Building Up" is a practical guide to becoming the person everyone wants to be–the happy, contented, successful person they deserve to be. Here, in this work that aims to develop emotional strength and creativity, author Sylvia Swan leads readers through a number of daily strategies designed to make them more resilient, effective and a whole lot more fun. More importantly, Swan does so in a reader-friendly voice, one that gives help with practical care:
"I’ve decided to put down that urge to complain about my current position, scream that it’s not fair, demand that life bestow the same privileges others appear to begin with, and see instead that this place that I am in, and it is that way for a reason. And it comes with an upside…This upside is one that (will) provide wisdom, acceptance, and a greater sense of understanding, empathy, and even social responsibility."
Negative thinking can become habitual, a way of defensively dealing with the world through the mirror of loss and pain. Swan, from her own example, analysis and study shows that by overcoming those life challenges, everyone can attain stability, emotional strength and true acceptance.
Adopting the 15 healthy habits outlined in "Building Up" will help readers turn their lives around. Instead of focusing on the past this practical manual emphasises what can de done right now to start building a new future–one that is successful, peaceful and loving. Fifty percent of net proceeds from the sale of "Building Up" will be donated to beyondblue (
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About the Author
Sylvia Swan herself fought her way through daily depression and anxiety to emerge a stronger, healthier and happier person. Through her book Building Up: Building Bridges from Baggage, readers will learn that from a history of personal loss, people can come to see that negative thinking is a habit that can be overcome. Sylvia Swan is proudly supporting beyondblue Organisation. Read the 7-page complimentary book extract at
Building Up * by Sylvia Swan
Building Bridges from Baggage
Publication Date: June 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; $29.99; 119 pages; 978-1-4836-5494-2
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