Mental Health

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety (Volume 1)
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety (Volume 1)

Review: This is a great, hilarious, but also helpful book. Being a therapist myself, I found his approach particularly awesome. He uses aspects of CBT and DBT to get his message out about "kicking anxiety's ass" and dealing with having a "douchebag brain." I loved his "talking to a friend " language. I highly recommend this book for people dealing with anxiety but also depression, as well as fellow therapists. Quite enjoyed it! Read more

Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children
Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children

Review: This book was so helpful to me as I tried to make sense of estrangement from my daughter. I had spent one and a half years trying to muddle through life's responsibilities while processing a crippling and profound grief. The author has so many helpful perspectives and good advice for not only getting your life back on track but also beginning to feel joy again despite the loss. Read more

Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

Review: If you need to be convinced that your past is controlling your daily life then this is a great read with literally 300 pages of various cases where EMDR has healed past memories so the client can now live free from there present condition. However, it will be disappointing if you are looking to know how to do EMDR by reading the book. What is good though, is the detailed description of the techniques used to get in touch with your past. If you wondered if EMDR was an effective form of therapy th... Read more

Hope and Help for Your Nerves
Hope and Help for Your Nerves

Review: This book is a lifesaver for those of us who truly suffer from severe anxiety. Dr. Weekes knows the difference between normal, temporary anxiousness and a debilitating nervous illness. She offers clear-cut instructions for overcoming our illness and moving on to a fulfilling life. Read more

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Review: Burkeman takes the reader easily and satisfyingly through his thoughts about how to live a good life, and indeed about whether or not we have a 'self'. He is up front about his reactions to his ideas, and self deprecating about his very human inability to live with his conclusions. This is an enjoyable and believable account, and as a result of reading the book I subscribe to his blog. Read more

and Joy - Instant Happy Journal - 365 Days of Inspiration
and Joy - Instant Happy Journal - 365 Days of Inspiration

Review: Sometimes just looking at something cute can make us happier. This book is cute – flipping through the pages, reading the myriad of happy ques – you can’t help but feel a little inspired, get ready for some introspection, and highlight the high points of you and your day. I like it – happy, happy, happy.
Karen Salmansohn is a woman after my own heart – human need directed, purposeful, creative spaces to think and write. A few minutes a day spent thinking positively and documenting it can l... Read more

The Art of Loving
The Art of Loving

Review: "The Art of Loving" is a masterful work by Erich Fromm. His broad-minded scope on the human condition is such a breath of fresh air, especially in today's society. I really enjoyed how he linked capitalism to the failure to love, which is extremely true. In fact, I would like to expound upon the notion that capitalism kills (and is currently killing) love.

I've always been vehemently against polyamory and open relationships. After reading "The Art of Loving," it suddenly dawned on me that... Read more

27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President
27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Review: The book is excellent. The topic is frightening and sadly, I feel there is so little I can do about it. I wonder if my vote will count next time I vote. I don't trust DT any more after reading this than I did before. Well, that makes sense, as there is nothing new in this book for me. But, you should all read it, especially if you voted for Trump and still think he is worth your vote. I would love to talk with you.. Read more

Zen and the Art of Happiness
Zen and the Art of Happiness

Review: It's positive but not realistic advice. Things need to be felt. Saying this is for my for my benefit and smiling through pain is not healing anything. At the end he says to start with small things, because if you apply his philosophy to big things it doesn't make sense. Growing from a situation or making the best out of a situation is one thing, but saying everything that happens is the best possible thing that could happen doesn't sit well with me. Somethings but not everything. Read more

A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can--and Should--be Saved
A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can--and Should--be Saved

Review: Summary: You should go.
Only stay if you can get your partner to change. Which of course is impossible. So better leave your "relationship".
What is completely missing that I expected? Any guide to do a cost-benefit analysis of both choices. If you are only dating and you are miserable, this book might prevent you from jumping into an unhealthy marriage. But if you are married and/or have children already, the consequences of leaving are severe and have a lifelong impact on multiple people... Read more

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