Stacey Smith wrote Sabotaged by Emotions while experiencing severe depression. Her heart's desire is to share the reality of living with painful emotions, and how she experiences inner peace, love, and happiness once again. Sabotaged by Emotions will help people who suffer from a mental illness, the people who support them, and give insight into the emotional pain for the medical community. There are a variety of approaches she embarks on to get better. Her spiritual life is foundational. Psychiatric drugs, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and counseling help tremendously. She works with a medical doctor who is also a Natural Pathologist. Overcoming painful emotions is not only an emotional challenge; it is spiritual and physical as well. have had the privilege of knowing Stacey from the beginning of her healing journey. There have been many dark days when Stacey felt she could not go on. Thanks to her faith, family, friends, tenacity, and amazing creativity, she is experiencing major breakthroughs. This book is a chronicle of the struggles and of the tools used to help her find the hope and strength needed to come out on the other side of her emotion and mental struggles. Gretchen H. Peacock, D.M.F.T., L.P.C. Stacey grew up in Montana, and moved to Georgia to play oboe in the Army band. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and taught for over twenty years. One of her most powerful childhood memories is camping and backpacking in the mountains of Montana. Stacey is now a wife and mother of five lovely daughters. She has suffered from depression periodically throughout her life. Stacey's love for the Lord and her family empowers her to work on the difficult tasks of taking care of herself as well as improving her thought life that is sabotaging her emotions.