New Workbook Normalizes the Struggles in Life by Letting Us Know “everything will be ok”

DETROIT, MI. (April 2023) Jackie Wallace and Liz Reed are the co-authors of the workbook entitled “Leave Your Sh*t Here”, a book with a purpose to assist people with everyday challenges and struggles. This workbook helps people to understand that it’s normal to face adversity in life and that in the end, everything will be just fine. The workbook also provides a safe space to release those feelings in confidence and dispose of them in a manner the reader chooses, releasing all emotions privately into the universe, ridding them of all toxic thoughts and feelings.

The idea for this workbook originally appeared pre-pandemic during a lunch with co-authors Jackie and Liz and another friend. Jackie would often use a piece of paper to write out the day’s frustrations, negative thoughts or life’s problems then destroy it. It was a method that she used for some time as it was private and safe from anyone else’s eyes. In a world where people post everything on social media, this was a method to still vent and protect her inner most private thoughts. As Jackie shared this practice with Liz, a tenured practicing psychotherapist, she learned this was a method Liz also used many times, and the idea for the workbook was born.

The two worked on the book through the pandemic and developed a workbook that delved beyond anything that the two had seen on the market. Besides being a book with facts and best practices with highlighted topics “Leave Your Sh*t Here” is poised to provide teachable moments with worksheets covering subjects as displayed on the Mind Map.

This workbook is a method to write what you feel, not be judged by society and then do what you want with the writing. This is a work through it book, not a get over it book as life is something we continuously must work through. The isolation of these negative thoughts can become daunting and weigh us down which is why it’s important to have a safe space to work through them and let them go. It becomes a freeing, liberating moment.” Liz & Jackie

Leave Your Sh*t Here (978-1-957-262-42-0) is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,,, and wherever books are sold. It makes a perfect gift for any occasion but especially the graduate going on to their next phase of life!

Readers’ Favorite gave it a 5-Star Review:

Leave You Sh*t Here: Write, Release, and Destroy is definitely not your garden variety of self-help books, and I enjoyed reading and going through it mainly because the language used is your everyday, straightforward, down-to-earth talk that stays clear of technical jargon. It also has an appealing visual format for both texts, writing space, and pictures and the use of cartoon-style illustrations definitely help engage the reader. The workbook also has sections to help the reader track any progress that one reaps throughout its activities. The overall tone of the material has a hopeful and optimistic mindset that tells the reader not to give up.