Why is it so hard to feel good? Since Adam and Eve, we humans have pained to know ourselves, to make sense of what happens inside our heads, and to understand why some things feel too hard to fix. How that intersects with family, society, religion, and God generates a more complicated landscape. This month, we are exploring mental health and our inner lives.
The Gift of Therapy is a guidebook to therapy. Accessible to patients and therapists alike, the easily-digested book offers a set of insights into the process and purpose of therapy, for anyone curious to what it is that makes therapy work. Yalom is a gifted writer, and writes from decades of experience as a therapist working with varied patients. This book is beloved by people who have never been to therapy and seasoned therapists alike for a reason. Read it and find out why. If you’re looking for a grounded approach for increasing your wellbeing, read 10% Happier, by Dan Harris. Harris, who had a nationally televised panic attack while on Good Morning America, makes for an engaging guide to how being a bit better can make us all a lot better.