HAPPY IN ADVERSITY: A GUIDE TO BEING WELL NO MATTER WHAT Guillermo CorderoBalboa Press (2018)ISBN: 9781982210762Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (07/2020) In my opinion, happiness is an underrated trait in people. If people across the globe were able to be happier, then life would go much smoother for everyone; people would enjoy their... Continue Reading →
How we feel physically and mentally can make or break us. Dr. Bob Rich understands this and has the experience and expertise to solicit his advice unto our eager ears. In his book, “From Depression to Contentment: a Self-Therapy Guide,”
"Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son With Trisomy 21", by Nancy Schwartz, is part memoir, part self-help, and is a book that chronicles how her world changed the moment her new baby, Alex, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21, and the lessons she learned about acceptance, love, and overcoming adversity, day by day.
"Healing Childhood Trauma: Transforming Pain into Purpose with Post-Traumatic Growth", by Robin Marvel, isn't the average "You're a victim" book. A lot of self-help books spend a lot of time--and are very good at-- defining the problem or issue and letting the readers know they are victims. But this book transcends that.
In “Coping Skills: Tools and Techniques for Every Stressful Situation,” Faith Harper incorporates her extensive knowledge as a therapist to teach the reader techniques on how to best utilize coping skills to deal with stressful situations. She incorporates a variety of techniques from different types of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Experiencing, and Jungian therapy. Written in a down to earth manner, she educates the reader about how our bodies respond to stress and how we can use a variety of coping skills to better enable us to survive.
“I Am Another You” by Priya Kumar is a self-help book in which she details her journey from India to the Netherlands, to find her true self. Questioning herself the whole way, somehow Priya knew that this was the path she must take to better herself and feel whole.
“Turn the Tables,” is written by Priya Kumar who is a teacher, author and motivational speaker. In this book, she offers twenty-eight motivational life lessons to guide readers on how to turn challenges into opportunities.
AGAINST ALL ODDSCarol Basile, Ph.D.Dragon Gate Media (2019)ISBN 978173243594Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/2020) “Against All Odds,” was written by Carol Basile, Ph.D., a woman who raised a child with autism, becoming an educator and school psychologist along the way. In this incredible book, Basile applies both her professional and personal experience to... Continue Reading →
When I came across “My Dog is More Enlightened That I Am” by Maureen Scanlon I jumped on it. In it I found a self-help guide to experiencing life through our puppies’ eyes. The premise is not about living like dogs, it is about applying the wisdom that exists in their simplicity to our complicated lives.