Your Mental Health and You is written by Sandy Pace, whose blog I've followed for some time. He has a degree in psychology, lives with ADHD, and has experienced addiction. The book covers various areas of your life and your thinking where you could make changes to promote better mental health. It's immediately clear how passionate … Continue reading Book Review: Your Mental Health and You
Thanks so much to Casey for this amazing review of my book!
Little Boy Lost: I Don't Know Where I'm Going, but I'm on My Way is a memoir by Clive Webb that explores his lifelong journey with mental health, which eventually culminated in him being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The book was written in 2016 and then updated in 2019. The book is written with a laid … Continue reading Book Review: Little Boy Lost
Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry by Dr. Randolph M. Nesse digs into the science of evolution to understand why mental illness persists. He explains that while the illnesses themselves are not evolutionary adaptations, our vulnerabilities to these illness may actually have evolutionary purposes. He takes the rather refreshing approach of … Continue reading Book review: Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
Ghosts Within: Journeying Through PTSD is written by former war zone journalist Garry Leech, who developed post-traumatic stress disorder in response to the horrors to which he'd been exposed through his work. The book does describe some of the traumatic events the author experienced. This took a few forms: as descriptions of flashbacks, as part … Continue reading Book review: Ghosts Within
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are is the third book that I've read by Brené Brown. I was not disappointed. This book offers as set of guideposts toward Wholehearted living, which involves "engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness". The … Continue reading Book review: The Gifts of Imperfection
I first heard of the book Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential by Philip T. Yanos on a blog post by Don't Stigmatize Me. It immediately went on my list of books to read, but it's taken a while to get around to it, and I ended up getting a … Continue reading Book review: Written Off
The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life. It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles, … Continue reading Book review: The Happiness Diary
In Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work For You, Caroline Foran aims to help you change your relationship with anxiety so that rather than trying to avoid it you can own it. The book isn't preachy at all, and feels like a chat with a good friend. The author takes a no-bullshit tone, and assures … Continue reading Book review: Own It
Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster: ACT for the Emotionally Sensitive by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona draws upon acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques to help "super-feelers" work with their emotions more effectively. What is a super-feeler? It's a term the author uses to describe people who struggle with emotional regulation, meaning they experience intense emotions … Continue reading Book review: Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster
Well this is exciting - the 2nd review of my book today! Thanks Marie!
Thanks to Johnzelle for this amazing review of my book!
Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered: Finding The Strength In What Remains is a memoir by Marie Abanga. This is part of a series of memoir accounts, and focuses on her abusive marriage and how she rebuilt her life afterwards. I always enjoy Marie's unique way with words, like this gem: "I know I have the guts … Continue reading Book review: Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered
Yay! A review of my book from the fabulous Karen at Blue Sky Days 365 😃
Swinging Sanity is the first book of poetry by N.F. Mirza. The book is organized according to five themes, beginning with screaming numbness and ending with random reflections. Each section begins with an illustration depicting different facets of the author along with a relevant quote. The poems vary in length, ranging from a few lines … Continue reading Book review: Swinging Sanity