The books below have been recommended by members of our community. The topics are related to depression, anxiety, mental-health, mindfulness, success, vulnerability, etc.

Click on each book to read a description of the book, an excerpt, and a quote that will give you a feel for the book. Hope you read one of the books below, and it helps you learn something about yourself and the beautiful world around us. Have a book you want to recommend? Contact us! Most importantly, thank you for being part of our growing community!

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

BOOK: First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through AnxietyFirst, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through AnxietyBy: Sarah WilsonRecommended by several members in our community struggling with anxiety, this book discusses the importance of confronting your anxiety and making it “beautiful.” Please note, some people have found this book triggering…

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

BOOK: Maybe You Should Talk to SomeoneMaybe You Should Talk to SomeoneBy: Lori GottliebRecommended by a member of our community, this book dives into the complex world of therapy and how we can all learn from each other. As the author talks about her patients and their struggles, she also dives into her own mental…

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You Are the Placebo

BOOK: You Are The PlaceboYou Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind MatterBy: Dr. Joe DispenzaRecommended by our founder, Deborah Lee Smith, this book is an incredible look at the power of the mind and the science behind our thoughts. It dives into the ideas behind the power of positive thinking, but looks at the actual…

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Book: Lost Connections

BOOK: Lost ConnectionsLost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find HopeBy: Johann HariThis book was recommended by Kaytra in her story about isolation. She said “Isolation is my default, but it became clear to me after reading Lost Connections by Johann Hari that the people in our lives and the communities we belong to…

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Book: Things Fall Apart

BOOK: Things Fall ApartThings Fall ApartBy: Pema ChodronRecommended by a few members in our community as THE book to read when you are going through a breakup. It ties us all together and reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles. Pema Chodron is a Buddist nun and so many of the teachings…

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Book: UnFu*k Yourself

BOOK: UnFu*k YourselfUnf*ck YourselfBy: GARY JOHN BISHOPRecommended in an anonymous story about perfection and self-harm, this book is a reminder that we have to take responsibility for our actions and tackle our life with full force. “you must first accept that while there are things that have happened in your life that you had no…

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