Judy Dippel is a book author and speaker, as well as a freelance writer, editor and ghostwriter. Judy is the first one to admit, "I will never arrive and have it all together! Even so, every day brings a fresh start and new opportunities to live out our purpose, our passions, and to positively influence our world one person at a time. My books enable me to do just that."
Judy is enthusiastic and transparent in her books and presentations, which reflect her life experience and lessons, her love for people, heart for God, and Christian faith. Personally, she writes and speaks about the real-life challenges women share; real issues that need real solutions, to propel women toward a more joyful and satisfying life in whatever role they find themselves in. http://www.judydippel.com/
In 2017, Judy released a much-needed book to help encourage and educate women who are suffering with the bizarre and confusing onset of postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. Sadly, they often don't know what it is, but this book helps them identify what is true and false about this unwelcome condition. By consulting with PPD therapists, Judy brings a a most welcome book to the marketplace that blends the clinical facts, psychology and faith in God.
"Breaking the Grip of Postpartum Depression: Walk Toward Wellness with Real Facts, Real Stories, and Real God." Frank, transparent and informative, this message is beneficial for all women as they approach giving birth and this new stage of life. For anyone pregnant or postpartum, who is feeling off-kilter and out-of-whack, this book's is like a life preserver; it rescues them from the shame and myths of a condition that too often is ignored and misunderstood.
As a freelance writer, she collaborates with individuals and businesses to help them achieve their writing goals. She works with clients to "tell their story," helping them expand their online and offline presence to fulfill their dreams. Her expertise includes creating written content for websites and marketing materials, as well as collaborative book writing and ghostwriting. She believes written words should be the next best thing to talking "to you" in person. http://www.jldwrites.com/
Married since 1970, she is a mother of two, grandmother of four, and lifelong Oregonian.
OTHER BOOKS by JUDY:
Her first book, "Refreshing Hope in God: A Mother's Journey of Joy and Pain" was written to express the infinite joy of being a mother, and also the excruciating pain when being a mother doesn't go as planned, which she says is true for most moms in one way or another! (e.g. battles with postpartum depression; difficult seasons with children; health; personal growth and faith.) Soft cover and e-book; Kindle.
Judy's book, "Friendship Interrupted: Challenges and Practical Solutions – What You Can Do," co-written with Debra Whiting Alexander, Ph.D., is a book that speaks to women everywhere who ask, "What happened to our friendship? What should I do? Do I value this friendship enough to reconcile or change myself?" . . . if you have a question about a relationship with a friend, a solution is probably in this book.
Women from all ages and stages were surveyed as the book was written. Reality at its best: the quotes from women throughout this book express confusion, hurt, and frustration common to so many women;solutions offered are practical and doable. Interruptions to friendships can be temporary or permanent, mild or toxic, but either way, this book offers fresh perspective and new choices regarding old habits, actions and reactions. It encourages and inspires women to learn new options, and make individual choices that are healthy solutions for their friendship challenge and circumstance. Kindle edition and soft cover copy.
Judy is contributing author to several book compilations:
"But Lord, I was Happy Shallow," "The One Year Life Verse Devotional," and "Laundry Tales to Lighten Your Load, and "Life Sparks (edition #1 2016)."
Judy lives in Eugene, Oregon; enjoys her work as a writer, her family, friends, hiking, travel, reading, college sports, and a variety of other outdoor activities.
As a baby boomer in midlife, Judy feels privileged to share the worth of all relationships, including those with God, family and friends. She says she'll never get over God's grace, and feels privileged to share a common theme, and that is how "our stories tell God's story."
Bizarre, misunderstood and scary—U.S. Center for Disease Control reports that between one and two women among ten will experience the dark and disturbing symptoms of postpartum depression and/or a perinatal mood disorder. These conditions can occur during pregnancy, after birth,…