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The Big Silence memoir by Karena Dawn

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The big silence

by Karena Dawn

$28.95 | April 26, 2022

Karena Dawn, New York Times Bestselling Author and cofounder of Tone It Up, chronicles her brutal journey from the emotionally abandoned daughter of a homeless schizophrenic mother through her teenage years as she desperately tried to escape her own inner demons. At the heart of Karena''s story is the eternal struggle we all share-reconciling our internal voice with our external voice and moving past the pain and suffering of our battles to experience life''s joys.

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The Big Silence podcast is a supportive, educational space featuring in-depth conversations with psychologists, spiritual leaders, wellness influencers, public figures, and anyone who wants to share their story in order to inspire others to do the same.

Karena shares her own journey growing up with a mentally ill mother and also dive deep into topics like coping with anxiety and depression, caring for loved ones with a mental health condition, building compassion, releasing fear, and integrating mindfulness.


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On our first stop of The Big Silence book launch tour, Krista Williams of Almost 30 asks me to dive into more detail on the stories I cover in the book, my thoughts on the writing process, and the hardest chapter for me to write.

Kyle Cease was at the top of his career in comedy before he realized that living his dream wasn’t fulfilling him in the ways he’d imagined it would. As he searched his soul for answers, he came away with powerful realizations about how the world works and what leads to true fulfillment. Get a look into his process as he walks me through some of my past trauma in real time.

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