A Life Emerging: A Poetic Journey Out of Depression
A Life Emerging chronicles three years of author Elán Yardena’s life, when Yardena was finally able to overcome a lifelong struggle with depression. The poems are not meant to be a literal reporting of events but rather an expression of Yardena’s deepest emotions and thoughts during that time.
There is a completely subjective and imaginative aspect to the poetry collection, which seeks to represent Yardena’s personal journey. A Life Emerging describes the psychological and emotional path to self-discovery—overcoming the past by finding the perfect solution, having the right therapist, learning mindfulness meditation, and writing poetry as a way to express the issues and solutions more clearly.
The life others see, so small and incomplete,
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