Carry Your Own Backpack

Holly Schneider

Carry Your Own Backpack is a self-help guide to emotional well-being from award-winning mental health coach and psychotherapist Holly A. Schneider.

Based on two simple principles—what you pay attention to grows, and what you carry builds strength—this powerful book will help you choose what to carry and what to let go to lighten your journey through this world.

By defining your healthy emotional boundaries, you’ll learn the difference between what belongs to you, what belongs to others, and what belongs to God. Better yet, you’ll learn how to apply those boundaries, even under the most difficult circumstances, to protect your own mental health.

Throughout these pages, Holly A. Schneider bravely unpacks the experiences of her past, showing you how to unpack your backpack to become the best version of yourself. As you apply these emotional, cognitive, and behavioral skills in every aspect of your life, step by beautiful step, your heart will lighten in a way you never thought possible.

Press & Praise

The Arbinger Institute

This book is filled with insightful and practical tools to improve emotional intelligence and create healthy boundaries. The storytelling pulls you in and creates the motivation to apply the tools. For everyone looking to understand themselves more fully and create better relationships, this book is a must-read!

Tim Schmidt, CEO & Founder, Delta Defense LLC, Author of Guns, Freedom, and the American Dream and If It Is To Be, It's Up To Me!

I met Holly in 2018. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I then convinced Holly to bring her unique and special brand of mental health and emotional boundary regulation to my company. She has literally transformed the lives of hundreds of employees at Delta Defense. Holly's new book will undoubtedly help untold numbers of people! I am eternally grateful for Holly coming into my life.

Katrina Cravy, Co-Founder of CharismaQ, Professional Speaker, and Author of On Air

Are you ready for the life you've been dreaming about? Then read this book! Holly Schneider is offering you a backpack full of terrific techniques and amazing real-life examples. For me, this is one of those books I will have near my desk for quick reference and motivation to navigate life and people. I hope you do too!

Holly A. Schneider, LCSW, has twenty-six years of expertise in strengths-based systemic cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral clinical frameworks. Today, she works as an Organizational Life Coach and Culture Trainer for the employees of Delta Defense, LLC, in West Bend, Wisconsin, promoting mental health well-being.

In 2020, Holly won a moral courage award through the Wellness Council of Wisconsin for her mental health coaching in the workplace. Known by her clients as a “toolbox” therapist, her mission is to help others become the best version of themselves, regardless of what they carry in their backpacks.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have raised three daughters.

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