Popular social media personality Tabitha Brown has released her first book Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom – and it just hit the New York Times bestseller list at number one.
Brown made the announcement on Instagram to her fans. “You know how sometimes you do stuff and you do it with no expectation? And then God just blows your mind! That’s the moment I’m in, honey,” she said.
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The book is an uplifting guide full of stories and inspiration about Brown’s own journey from aspiring actress to struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain in 2016. She shares her wisdom of how to overcome adversity and live your best life.
For Brown – whose vegan recipe videos and trademark quips like ‘That’s your business’ on Tik Tok – propelled her to social media fame, going vegan helped her both physically and mentally.
“I was having major anxiety and panic attacks and I was suffering from depression,” she told Yahoo Life. “And after going vegan and starting to feel better, it’s like I stopped having panic attacks. I mean, I was having severe, manic panic attacks, like 50 a day sometimes, where I just couldn’t breathe. That disappeared, and the depression just lifted. Light just overtook the darkness.”
In the Yahoo Life interview, Brown reveals that she was reminded of the saying ‘You are what you eat’ while in prayer.
“And I thought about the animals and they have so much anxiety because they’re afraid and they know they’re going to die,” she said. “And I was eating the depression and I was eating the anxiety. And when I stopped eating that, [and] I started eating life and plants and things that don’t have those emotions, my depression and my anxiety went away.”
One of the key messages in Feeding the Soul is to not give up on your dreams.
“There’s nothing that we can’t do, honey,” Brown told fans in her Instagram post. “If we just do it and we believe it, and we have faith in it … Whatever your dream is, honey, if you think it’s too big, dream a little bit bigger because there’s more out there waiting for you.”