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Posted By: agnes levine on December 16, 2009

In just a few days, we will be celebrating, or should be celebrating, the second most holy day of the year for Christians. The first holiest day of the year is Easter Sunday, the day Christ has risen!

Christmas Day i s the second most holy day of the year as we acknowledge the day Christ is born.

Sadly enough, though, many people will be unhappy or anxious about being around family and friends on Christmas Day. The true reason for the season will be lost to symptoms of depression, anxiety, fear, addictions, arguments, tensions, and a host of negative forces.

Many of us will avoid going around family because of the same o, same o situations of those who cannot seem to hold their liquor and those who seem to always want to pick fights around the dinner table. We will become lost with - "here she goes again .... or why can't he come down to the dinner table?" These types of situations happen in the very best of families and the least of families. Somebody will be curled up in a bed wishing the day disappears as quickly as possible and somebody will be locked inside their bedroom hoping people hurry up through dinner and bounce ...!

Somebody will be pleading with loved ones to just please act right and the list goes on and on. It is important to acknowledge that depression affects millions of people and mental illness affects nearly 4 million people each year. If we use Christmas Day as a mile stone for the year, nearly 4 million people will be hurting this year and their family members will be affected.

We each know somebody who falls into one of those categories including ourselves. There is hope, however, if we face the reality of mental illness. If we understand the recession, we can understand that depression is real. Mental illness, although an ugly word, is real, too.

The hope for the season is the reality that there is help if we swallow our pride and find the courage to begin the healing process for ourselves, our loved ones, and family.

My book, "Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4) is just the right book of reference and guidance for you and/or a family member or friend. It is useful and resourceful and puts us all on the same playing field. There is no hype or pitches inside this inspirational book that contains my testimony and poetry that ministers as well as resources that transcend time.

"Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4) is available now on Amazon at and Barnes & Noble Online at and there is still time to place your order and receive this book before Christmas Day!

Act now to order your book and learn ways to cope and manage Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, etc. the smart way. Discover the inner courage to reach out for help in the privacy of your home and join millions of people who are leaving the dark painful days behind!

Celebrate Christmas Day focused on the true reason for the season without the negative behaviors that cause us to avoid family during the Holy-days. The best part about "Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4) is that it is a gift that keeps on giving all year long, year after year!

Visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble today and order your personal copy of "Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4).

If you live in the Baltimore, Maryland area, you can also purchase "Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4) from Expressions Art and Books at 222 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Across from Lexington Market) 410.783.0195 and Upward Way Christian Supplies at 5851 York Road, Balto., MD 21212 (Across from the Senator Theater) 410.464.9550. Request a special order if copies are sold out!

"Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4) is full of valuable information by an Author professional mental health organizations rely on for expert information and this book makes the perfect gift for any individual faced with a mental illness. Join the fast-growing number of readers who are finding deliverance from reading "Cooling Well Water: A Collection of Work By An African-American Bipolar Woman" (ISBN 13 978-0-9754612-0-4).

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Passing the peace and love this Holy-Day season,
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Craig Amos
Graphic Designer & Publisher at Amos & Grant Advertising Design
" ... Easter Sunday, the day Christ has risen!"

... rose.
Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 10:01AM
agnes levine
Part-Time Teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools
Much love to you, my friend,

Christ has risen every Easter Sunday. amen? Amen!

Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 11:15AM
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