I’m not really the type of person who will read self-help books intending to actually make changes to my life.
I understand I don’t have a perfect life, and I’m fully aware that there are ways I could improve as a person. I just don’t know why I should listen to any particular author over another.
Anybody off the street, as long as they find a publisher or are willing to self-publish, can write and distribute a book to the public.
When I choose to read self-help books, I’m mostly wanting to see what other people are saying about topics that I care about. Mental health is one of these topics.
Continue reading “Book Nook: You Can Be Happy No Matter What – Richard Carlson, Ph.D.” →
I just finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia. After sticking to an entire 7-book series, how did I celebrate?
By reading about drug addiction.
I needed something different, and, by golly, I got something different.
Continue reading “Book Nook: Broken – William Cope Moyers” →
When I started my blog a few years ago, it was a place for me to write about my thoughts on mental health. I would write about things that I was feeling, and I’d share what I wanted others to know about what it’s like to struggle with mental illness.
Slowly this blog has morphed into a place for me to write about whatever happens to be on my mind, and, most recently, a platform to share my thoughts on books.
Continue reading “Book Nook: The Center Cannot Hold – Elyn R. Saks” →
Man’s Search for Meaning is written from the perspective of a man who survived multiple Nazi concentration camps during World War II. While various accounts have been given from those who survived similar situations, this book is especially valuable as the author, Viktor E. Frankl, was a psychiatrist.
Rather than simply stating what happened, Man’s Search for Meaning spends more time addressing why things happened, and why people had so many different reactions to the same situations.
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