A beautiful review from blogger/author Kimberly Morand

Kimberly Morand

 

Kimberly Morand’s book review for Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder “knocked my socks off.

(Well, I was sockless when I read the review, but my socks would’ve come off had they been on!) Her review shows how incredible HER writing is – I recommend subscribing to her extraordinary, award-winning blog “All Work And No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something” now.

I hope she writes a book because I’ll snap it up in a heartbeat. In the meantime, I recommend subscribing to her extraordinary blog “All Work And No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something.” 

http://www.makemommygosomethingsomething.com/tag/book-review/

Okay, I’m going back to my hiatus cave. I’m sending love to you all!

Dyane

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Dyane Harwood shares her gripping account with postpartum-onset bipolar in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

I couldn’t resist reblogging this wonderful interview with Leslie, although I’m still on hiatus! 🙂

Love to all of you, intrepid bloggers!

XO,
Dyane

Leslie A. Lindsay

By Leslie Lindsay 

Dyane Harwood talks about her stunning memoir on postpartum bipolar disorder, family psychiatric history, & so much more in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

Birth of a New Brain_cover update_v1.jpgWhen I was pregnant, my husband heard on NPR that a mother’s brain drastically changes during pregnancy and then again during labor/delivery. It’s why some expecting mothers are a little flaky, a little preoccupied. And then, after the birth, a woman’s brain actually becomes better–she is able to better multitask, sense danger, and even retain more information.

But what happens when a severe mental illness is triggered?That’s what happened with Dyane Harwood. In her touching, unflinching, share-all memoir, she dives right into that abyss of madness. Having a family history of bipolar (her dad was a gifted concert violinist and suffered from regular bouts of bipolar), Dyane never thought she’d bear the brunt of the same diagnosis.

With the birth of her second…

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