Welcome to my blog! The goal of this blog is to help you sort through the many self-help and psychology books that are out there, while continuing to pursue the goal of bettering myself.

Depression, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion

By Erin | Jun 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (by Elisha Goldstein) Luckily, my unhappy dive into evolutionary psychology last time did not deter me from my goal to read some more informational books. I have been actively seeking a book on depression – I hadn’t read a new book about depression […]

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The Evolution of Negative Emotions

By Erin | Jun 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions (by Peter R. Breggin, MD) I’ve finally gotten past the lack of motivation that’s been plaguing me for weeks and I’ve returned to books that are much more informational and full of substance. So I picked up this book – Guilt, Shame, […]

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A Healthy Combination of Inspiration and Insight

By Erin | Jun 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Very Good Lives (by J.K. Rowling) I’ve been on a bit of a J.K. Rowling kick lately. For probably the millionth time, I’ve been reading the Harry Potter series and it has successfully distracted me from all other tasks. J.K. Rowling is one of my favourite authors and Harry Potter is […]

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Signs of Summer

By Erin | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed (by Paula Rizzo) There are several ways that I can tell it’s almost summer. The sun is out, people on the street seem infinitely more cheerful, patios are filling up at the end of the work day….ok, those […]

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Making a Difference by Formulating Happiness

By Erin | May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

This Week’s Book = The Happiness Project (by Gretchen Rubin) After reading some heavier books on trauma, I decided to pick a less intense book for this week. Cue The Happiness Project – one woman’s year long quest to increase her happiness by making some simple shifts in her everyday life. This book is autobiographical […]

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