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10 books about mental health
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It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 4 years ago by Penguin Life and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Inherited family trauma is currently an area of growing interest, as science increasingly explores what we know intuitively- that the effects of trauma can pass from one generation to the next, and that the answers to some of our greatest life problems often lie not within our own story, but in the experiences of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and extended family. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on in those in the present. And while inherited physical traits are easily discernible, this emotional legacy is often hidden, encoded in everything from gene expression to everyday language. A pioneer in this field, director of the Family Constellation Institute, and creator of the Core Language Approach, Mark Wolynn focuses on identifying and breaking inherited family patterns. It Didn't Start with Youis an accessible, pragmatic, and prescriptive guide to the method with which Wolynn has helped thousands of people reclaim their lives. The book includes moving stories, the latest research, and extensive material on The Core Language Approach and how to map out family patterns to achieve greater insight into our lives.
Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel
Category: Stress Management
This book was published this year by Zondervan and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel provides four practical, life-changing strategies for breaking free from destructive thinking and for living the life God intends for you.
Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals) by Monica Sweeney
This book was published 3 years ago by Castle Point Books and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
A sweary guided journal for people who want to cut through the bullsh*t to unf*ck their lives without all the touchy-feely self-help crap, This book shows people how to stop dwelling on past hurts and move on toward the bright future ahead.
What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published this year by Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
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Burn After Writing by Sharon Jones
This book was published 6 years ago by Penguin Publishing Group and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
How honest can you be when no one is watching? Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, texting, Snapchat, YouTube...the world has become one giant confessional. In a reversal of this trend, Burn After Writing encourages you to share nothing. With its incisive questions and thought experiments, this private journal challenges you to play a game of Truth or Dare with yourself. Push your limits, reflect on your past, present, and future, and create a secret book that's about you, and just for you. And when you're finished, toss it, hide it, or Burn After Writing.
The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer
This book was published 3 years ago by Harper Wave and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and body. We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome—the microorganisms that live inside us—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health. The Mind-Gut Connection shows how to keep the brain-gut communication clear and balanced to: • heal the gut by focusing on a plant-based diet • balance the microbiome by consuming fermented foods and probiotics, fasting, and cutting out sugar and processed foods • promote weight loss by detoxifying and creating healthy digestion and maximum nutrient absorption • boost immunity and prevent the onset of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s • generate a happier mindset and reduce fatigue, moodiness, anxiety, and depression • prevent and heal GI disorders such as leaky gut syndrome, food sensitivities and allergies, and IBS, as well as digestive discomfort such as heartburn and bloating • and much more.
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