Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

With the way the world is today, friendship is more important than ever, helping us through and keeping us sane, giving us the emotional support. I felt like this book would be a good one to read and share with you all right now, so I took it on without realising that it was written …

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The Courage To Be Happy by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

A Socratic style dialogue between a youth and a philosopher, this book is the bestselling follow up to The Courage to be Disliked, both of which are a runaway success in Asia. It explores the teachings of Alfred Adler, who is an oft overlooked contemporary of Jung and Freud, but whose ideas ended up being …

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Should You Celebrate When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating?

This week, a close friend of mine had a birthday. They hate to celebrate their birthday, which I've always felt sad about. But it's not for the reasons that you might think. When they were growing up, birthdays were kind of a challenging time rather than a fun celebration of their life. This friend of …

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When Your Friend Is Diagnosed With A Mental Illness or Serious Disease: How Information Can Help You Both Cope.

Recently, one of my closest friends, who has been struggling with depression for years, told me that she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. One of the things that she said that really resonated with me was that some of her friends had turned away from her and didn't want to know her anymore. It …

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New Year, New You? Try Gratitude Journaling.

I felt really awkward when I started my Gratitude Journal. They're kind of a big thing right now. You can use them in different ways, but they work on the essential idea that grateful people are happier, live longer, have less health problems, all that kind of thing. They're basically great for your mental health …

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How To Quit People Pleasing and Change Your Life with Dr Ilene Cohen PhD

Do you find yourself taking on other people's problems or fix them? Do you find that tension and confrontation makes you immediately feel uncomfortable? Do you sometimes have trouble saying no? Then you might be one of the millions of people whose lives are controlled by their people pleasing behaviour. Dr Ilene Cohen PhD is …

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