Book Reviews

The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review

This book was not great but it was not bad either. So a solid 3.22 out of 5. The premise was wonderful, everything was ticking my biblio boxes - the gorgeous cover, the Renaissance setting, a strong female character in a man's world, comparisons with Sarah Dunant and Tracy Chevalier - so where did it all… Continue reading The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review

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Book Reviews

The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

I don't think I have been so intrigued about a book in a long time. Following You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review and Hidden Bodies, I think I developed a sort of a taste for the life adventures of a psychopath. Or in this specific case, a person with so few social skills it makes the recluse Loch… Continue reading The Room by Jonas Karlsson * Book Review

Psychology

How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

As we are currently towards the end of the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week, I will tackle suicide and depression. Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives. That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men. Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in… Continue reading How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

Book Reviews

Books dealing with mental health

This week marks the beginning on National Mental Health Awareness Month so we handpicked a few books dealing with different disorders. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome - Munchausen's by Proxy, the systematic infliction of illness of a child so the mother can look like a saint and benefit from the attendant approbation and attention. Book: Sharp Objects… Continue reading Books dealing with mental health

Detox

Entering the new year with a healthy diet approach

It would be wonderful if losing weight were simply a matter of willpower. In fact, willpower is often cited as the only true factor for weightloss success. The reality is that willpower is just one part of the weight-loss equation and its role is often overrated. Read on to learn how to harness the willpower… Continue reading Entering the new year with a healthy diet approach

Psychology

Dealing With Sorrow – Depression Management

While the term depression has been commonly used that people tend not to take it seriously anymore, it is a very serious condition that could impair one’s life. Depression is very difficult. It can debilitate one’s normal functions, making even the most mundane tasks such as getting up from bed or eating breakfast seemingly difficult.… Continue reading Dealing With Sorrow – Depression Management