Monday, June 15, 2020

A Secret Life Book Spotlight, Guest Post & Book Tour Giveaway

I grew up with a parent suffering from a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder--and, while it was manageable, it is an illness that presents so many challenges on the path to recovery.  Today, I have a guest post from author James S. Juliana as we feature his book, A Secret Life:  Enduring and Triumphing Over OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Take some time, read the author's thoughts, check out his book--and enter the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Book TitleA Secret Life: Enduring and Triumphing Over OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by James S. Juliana
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 176 pages
Genre:  Self-Help, Mental Health
Publisher:  Self-Published
Release dates:   October 2019
Tour dates: June 15 to June 26, 2020
Content Rating:  PG. This self-help book deals with adult subject matter of mental illness.

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About the Book

Are you one of the millions who reside within a secret life, a life which constantly feels out of your own control: Are you plagued by repetitive thoughts and/or actions which interfere with your daily activities? The author lived for more than 40 years with an undiagnosed form of mental illness, a phobia now known as OCD: obsessive-compulsive disorder. His emotional pain and suffering were at times almost unmanageable. In his mid-sixties, the author, a loving husband, father and accomplished high school teacher and athletic coach, discovered a unique psychologist within the Denver therapeutic community who utilizes a radical but highly successful treatment that's allowed the author to control his OCD symptoms almost 100%. "A Secret Life" is one of the few books written by an OCD sufferer and descries in detail the pain and chaos living with this illness can cause not just the victim, but those closest to him. This story doesn't stop there, but provides readers with options and advice dealing with OCD from someone who broke the curse of living a secret life. Now he's ready to share his story in order to help others.

Guest Post from James S. Juliana

My favorite book review ever!

by James S. Juliana


Recently, the psychologist I have been seeing for the past five years, Dr. Jim Gallagher, called me at home, a rather rare occurrence. “I have some good news for you,” he exclaimed excitedly, “that I thought you would enjoy hearing about your book.” Doctor Gallagher went on to explain that he had just concluded a phone call with a woman in Florida who had read my book, “A SECRET LIFE.” The woman had arranged for Dr. Gallagher to treat her nineteen-year-old son, who is suffering from a form of OCD similar to mine. Doctor Gallagher plans to begin therapy with the adolescent via Zoom.

Sharing my desire to help individuals suffering with OCD, Dr. Gallagher had called me, knowing I would very much appreciate that my book was the reason and focal point for his providing expertise in helping a young man in need two thousand miles away. I was ecstatic as I shared the news with Betsy, my wife. Our primary goal for writing the book is to provide a positive example for OCD sufferers of a person who has lived a happy and productive life, even while living with a debilitating form of OCD. Our goal was coming to fruition. Betsy and I smiled at one another; I had tears in my eyes.

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Meet the Author

Jim Juliana was a hard-working family man with a devoted wife and adoring children. As a teacher, he taught numerous subjects over a 28-year career, was an assistant principal/athletic director for three years and mentored generations of youngsters in the classroom and in athletics. Juliana was a coach for forty years at the high school level. Coach Juliana has been a part of two state championship teams, a city championship team and several league title teams. He spent two years as a college instructor and football coach. But Jim Juliana had a secret life, one over which he had no control. For most of his life, he also fought - and eventually defeated - an embarrassing and almost debilitating OCD. OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that effects three to five million adults in the US each year. OCD involves irrational fears or repeated thoughts or obsessions that drive an individual to engage in repetitive behaviors or compulsions. Jim Juliana's life was finally changed when he found a therapist whose treatment all but eliminated his OCD incidents. A Secret Life chronicles Juliana's battle against his OCD and gives readers options and information for treatment based on his experiences.

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Win 1 of 3 ebooks of A SECRET LIFE or a $25 Amazon Gift Card (4 winners)


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