As a writer of the “Dear Therapist” column at The Atlantic, Lori Gottlieb found herself, a professional therapist, needing to talk to someone after struggling with a messy break up. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone does a fantastic job of breaking down the barriers and stigma about mental illness and what is involved in therapy for those who have never been. The book alternates between her sessions with her therapist Wendell and sessions with her own clients.
For another candid and uplifting read, check out Brene Brown’s Rising Strong. Brown writes a lot about vulnerability, how we react to it and how that can shape our futures. Brown also reminds us that we all have ups and downs, but there is a strength within us to rise strong. This is the Day by Tim Tebow is a powerfully moving book. With a religious perspective, he shares motivation for people to move past their fears of failure to seize the day and find purpose in their lives.
For more therapeutic advice, check out Timothy Ferris’ Tribe of Mentors. Ferris tracked down more than 100 experts to share their advice for success, happiness and meaning. Another read by a popular personality is Bad Advice by Dr. Venus Nicolino. Dr. Nicolino uses engaging writing to demystify certain falsehoods about self-help. She also shares strategies to unlock potential and start a positive journey of transformation.
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