Welcome to Wellbeing & Words
Wellbeing is for everyone, right now. You don’t have to wait until things are better before you can live the quality life you want to enjoy.
I created the brand Wellbeing & Words to empower people to make their own wellbeing. I tell stories, through novels, of regular people struggling with mental health challenges. I also write self-help books to guide people through the process of reclaiming wellbeing. I write the HealthyPlace anxiety-schmanxiety column, newsletter, and many other articles on their website. I share tips for wellbeing and a quality life on my YouTube channel, and I give in-person presentations about mental health and wellbeing. Further, through my novel Losing Elizabeth and its accompanying curriculum, I help adolescents develop a healthy sense of self and relationships.
Everything I do relates to empowering people to enhance their mental health and wellbeing and enjoy their lives.
Behind Silent Smiles: A novel, inspired by a true story, of a woman who would not become bitter
From the Romanian countryside to Bucharest to the United States, from the communist era to the present, Catie’s life has been marked by abuse and trauma. What lies behind the silent smiles she gives to the world?
Coming October 1, 2018. Available for preorder now!
It's Here—My Book to Help People Replace Anxiety with Peace and Wellbeing
- Learn practical information about anxiety and why it’s in your way.
- Discover useful mindfulness techniques and tools that work.
- Create inner and “outer” peace for yourself and your life.
- Do this despite a busy schedule.
Reading means self-care and stress relief. Click on the images to learn more about my previous books. Purchase them from your favorite online bookseller (and in select Barnes & Noble stores)
“I applaud Peterson for combining her expertise in the field of mental health with her extraordinary talent for storytelling.”
— Shawn Verdin, LPC, LAC; Program Director – Behavioral Health Unit
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Honors & Awards
Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016
My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel
Named to Kirkus Reviews’ list of Best Books of 2014
U.S. Review of Books
Recipient of the Storytellers Campfire Marble Book Award for being a “book which has made a significant difference in the world.”