Nationally recognized author and motivational speaker Carol Kivler says there is life after depression!

"There is recovery!  It isn't a curable illness but it is certainly a manageable illness if you get the right treatment."

While in recovery, Carol compiled 26 of her strategies into a guide book titled The ABC's Of Recovery From Mental Illness.  "I made some what I call lifestyle changes.  I came to recognize that any non curable illness needs a proactive approach.  The therapy, the medications and the shock treatments were not enough.  They weren't stabilizing me long enough.  I wanted to sustain my recovery for longer periods so I included things like journaling, exercise, and meditation."

Carol Kivler, who has been in recovery for eleven years, is featured on this week's "I Love Life." The segments air daily at 12:50 p.m. on KXRB.