Welcome to Wellbeing & Words

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


Wellbeing and Words is a brand about enhancing mental health, wellbeing, and quality of life

I’m the person behind the brand Wellbeing & Words. I’m a novelist, columnist, blogger, freelancer, YouTuber (with a Q&A show, speaker, and presenter. Everything I do relates to empowering people to enhance their mental health and wellbeing and enjoy their lives — including enjoying great books that relate to mental health, struggles, and triumphs.

Check out my bio for details.  Find information on events and interviews here.


Award-winning novels and a self-help book focus on mental health, wellbeing, struggles, and triumph.

Reading means self-care and stress relief.  Learn more about each book. Purchase them from your favorite online bookseller (and in select Barnes & Noble stores).

Break Free: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps

Twenty-Four Shadows      (Watch the trailer!)

My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel     (Watch the trailer!)

Leave of Absence     (Watch the trailer!)

Losing Elizabeth     


HealthyPlace logoYou can also find me on HealthyPlace’s Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog; I’m a regular columnist and have new articles every Thursday. In addition, I write the feature article in the HealthyPlace weekly newsletter, and I’ve written over 100 other articles on various mental health/mental illness topics appear within the HealthyPlace website.




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