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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Imogen’s Imaginary Friends

A whimsical representation of mental illness as Imogen gets ready for her day accompanied by her own personal demon. Written, Directed, and Produced by Jessica Erin Martin Jessica Erin Martin is an award-winning actress and filmmaker hailing from Seattle. She started her career in regional theater and has performed on stages across the country. Now…

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Katina’s Story About Panic Attacks

Throughout the years I remember feeling anxious at times, which would come and go, but I never equated it to anything more than “That was a weird feeling”.  And I never spoke about it because I didn’t really understand what it was.  Then, in the middle of last year, I had my first large panic…

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Podcasts: Michael Gervais

Podcasts: Michael Gervais Episode 97: Michael Gervais From The Armachair Website: “Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Compete to Create. In this episode of Experts on Expert, Michael sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss working on the RedBull Stratos project, the nuisance of overcoming mental obstacles and his work with…

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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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Video: Flow, The Secret To Happiness

Flow, The Secret to Happiness | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi This video was originally recorded at a TED talk conference in 2004. In this video Mihaly discusses his pioneering research on achieving a state of flow. From the TED website, Mihaly “has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of…

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Video: The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability | Brene Brown This power of vulnerability video was originally recorded at a TEDx conference in 2010. In this video Brene discusses how her research on shame has led her to understanding the importance of vulnerability. She outlines the importance of letting go of perfection and striving towards human connection.  This…

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The Call To Courage

The Call to Courage | Brene Brown You can find this talk on Netflix. Following on from her TED talk on Shame, “Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.” (description from Netflix). This talk is an absolutely incredible dive into what makes…

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