Mental Health Books and Articles

Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby

After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower.

And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could’ve happened.

Chronicling their greatest hits, from the Great Birth Control Debate to the Divorce Joke Showdown, Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby is a post-partem story with hope. It offers true stories from the field, nitty-gritty advice and, most importantly, a nuanced understanding of what it takes to be married with children.

Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon.

The Naked House

Meet a high-paying corporate worker who quit a high-stress lifestyle to become a professional house sitter, a woman who got out from under a debt burden by selling her belongings, a designer who uses negative space to create meaningful features, a man who rents out his apartment to fund his world travels, a woman whose grief led her to start fresh … and more.

Featuring interviews with ten people who turned their lives upside down–and shook them out–to live out their own versions minimalism, The Naked House is an inspiring but not-too-serious primer on cleaning, organizing and reducing clutter—and on changing the way you view the purpose and soul of your home.

Room by room, The Naked House illustrates a five-prong home management philosophy–sparseness, top-notch organization, design unity, cleanliness and quality–in concrete detail, helping the reader envision their peaceful new space.

Get The Naked House: Five Principles for a Minimalist Home on Amazon.

The Power of Acceptance

Eckhart Tolle and other spiritual teachers insist that continuous meditation is possible for us all. Which brings up a simple yet profound question in many of their readers: Is it, really? Can a normal person like me experience an ongoing sense of oneness with the Divine?

In The Power of Acceptance, one woman attempts to answer this question. Following her year-long attempt to meditate daily, then to remain in the state of meditation as much as possible throughout the day, it chronicles both her significant successes as well as her … well, learning opportunities. Featuring six honest, in-depth interviews with experienced meditators, it is less an advice book than a refreshingly honest look at this widely-practiced prescription for happiness.

Get The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation on Amazon.

41 Self-help Success Stories

Sometimes, inner strength feels like a moving target: you have it, then you don’t, then you do again. Here, stories from people who, more often than not, have it figured out, sharing their absolute best techniques and advice.

Read 41 Self-Help Success Stories here.

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My Byron Katie Detox

It’s cognitive behavioral therapy–electrified. That’s how I think of the self-help methods of popular spiritual teacher and author Byron Katie. A strong voice for self-awareness, honesty and personal responsibility, Katie brings tried-and-true cognitive therapy to a spiritual readership. Her negativity-purging work has much in common with CBT, DBT and other widely-used evidence-based counseling therapies, giving it credibility, while her unique techniques bring it a dynamic quality that’s a bit hard to describe. In My Byron Katie Detox, I relate my year of purging my unhelpful thoughts using her unique method.

Read My Byron Katie Detox: One Year of Purging My Unhelpful Thoughts on this site for free.

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