Carbondale, IL USA | Member Since 2010
read again and again
The story of the Head Nun who showed Karen compassion--What one small thing can do to bolster up another person.
This is a very well-written book. I am reading it as part of a book club over the duration of a year. I have the print and the audible--Having the author read the text makes it really come alive in a way that the print does not.
This is a very excellent book--it is not for the casual reader. If you follow the instructions of the book, you will have your work cut out for you for a long time. I loved the way each step builds upon the next in a the way traditional 12-step programs do. Don't be turned off by the 12-step approach, as my husband was. Give yourself time to work through the steps--invite a friend or several to work through the book with you.
The story of his own realization about his depression.
I loved how his voice reflected the compassion that he felt for people who suffer. I never detected any haughtiness, or superiority, just his desire to help people. The author reads his own book--it makes for a very truthful reading. This guy has suffered from his own depression and knows what it feels like.
This is one of the best books that I have read about depression and anxiety too. I respect the author's experience as a clinician, depressant, and researcher. An excellent book. Sometimes the sadness of the book got to me a bit and I noticed that I was pretty blue. Take a break from the book if you are prone to obsess about thoughts. I also liked his approach with antidepressants and therapy, exercise, healthy habits, etc. Very very sound advice.
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