Book Plug

Picked up a book at the local Public Library (I am a fan of Public Libraries!).  It is called Activating Happiness: A Jump Start Guide to Overcoming Low Motivation, Depression, or Just feeling Stuck by Rachel Hershenberg, Ph.D.  It is a self-help based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).  While I am not a fan of the title of the book, I find this a short-read gem.

It contains a section on how to approach issues rather than avoid (Chapter 1), a long section on self care (which is why I checked it out and Chapter 2), a section on procrastination that helps one work with triggers that I find helps one understand what a trigger is in general (Chapter 3), a section of your schedule and that when your schedule is full you actually do more (Chapter 4), and lastily staying on track by sharing  Victories as they come (Chapter 5). All together with forward and conclusion it totals a 165 pages.   The author, Rachel Hershenberg, makes you feel like you are having a simple conversation with a therapist throughout the book on some topics that are difficult to address let alone change.  Her armchair wisdom is simple and the steps to making small but significant changes are evident throughout the whole book with her writing style.

You might say “Another Self-Help book, Please Wendy?!  Spare us the agony now already!”  I don’t tend to recommend books on a whim and definitely not a Self-Help book without reason to believe that there is value in it to transform lives.  Plus I am a fan of CBT and this book puts it into action in a way that is easy to navigate and understand for the lay person.

Yours from the bookworm,

W.L.

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