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From Depression to Contentment: A Self-Therapy Guide

Bob Rich, Ph.D.
Loving Healing Press (2019)
ISBN 9781615994359
Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (6/20)

How we feel physically and mentally can make or break us. Dr. Bob Rich understands this and has the experience and expertise to solicit his advice unto our eager ears. In his book, “From Depression to Contentment: a Self-Therapy Guide,” Dr. Rich digs into the topic of depression and helps the reader make sense of this debilitating issue. “From Depression to Contentment” lives up to its promise by being very thorough in explaining every way in which depression can take hold of your life, and then teaches the reader how to take back control of their life to ease their symptoms. Dr. Rich’s book is a self-help book, providing the necessary information for the reader to be able to apply it to their own life in order to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Everything about depression that Dr. Rich says in his book makes sense, is informationally correct, and can be easily done by any reader, as long as they are willing to put forth the effort. Anything that needs fixing in our lives requires some work, and depression is far from the exception. I appreciate how he covers the expanse of influence that depression has on a person’s life, but then also provides solid and attainable goals to work toward.

I also appreciate the extra resources through websites and book suggestions to add to our knowledge on this subject. He writes with a mostly positive and personal tone so that the reader can’t help but feel that they are sitting in his office, receiving his expert help in person. I say “mostly” above because the reader will find some of his personal beliefs interspersed in the text that might not be a shared opinion among everyone.

“From Depression to Contentment: a Self-Therapy Guide,” by Dr. Bob Rich should be known and read by everyone to help reduce the number of cases of depression around the world.

More Than A Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam

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A Conflict that Shaped A Generation

Four decades on, the legacy of American involvement in the Viet Nam War still looms large in the lives of the veterans who experienced it first hand. This new anthology of poems, stories, and essays looks at the war through the lens of both past and present perspectives.

Featuring the work of fifteen veteran writers, the scope of the book defines how modern warfare affects the lives of those who lived it and subsequently their own families after returning from the war. The men who have contributed to this volume each have played their own part whether medic, air cavalry, recon, forward observer, or just plain grunt. The pain they felt, witnessed, and buried can hopefully be released by the telling of their collective truths.

It is their hope that through this book you will be able to feel something of what they have felt and that it will inform you about the role that this conflict continues to play in the lives of those who served there. The words of William Faulkner still ring true: "The past is not dead, it's not even past."

Acclaim for More Than A Memory

"For those old hands wanting to see and hear how others have made some
sense of it in words--perhaps for inspiration to write some of their own--and
for those newbies wanting to understand and relate as much as possible to
that experience, I recommend this new volume wholeheartedly."
--Michael Gillen, PhD,
Professor, Vietnam and Modern America, Pace University

"Poignant and heartrending as it is, More Than A Memory is a work of great
courage and optimism, of triumph against all odds and amidst the horrors, of
resurrection and renewal. It is nothing short of uplifting."
--Sam Vaknin, PhD, author of Malignant Self-Love

"There seems to be no end to the stories veterans of the Vietnam War need
and want to tell and there should be no end to the readiness of the rest of us
to read, to listen, and more importantly, to learn. More Than A Memory is a welcome
addition to the literature of the war and its ongoing consequences."
--Marilyn B. Young, PhD, Dept. of History, NYU

"If you want to understand a conflict, look into the hearts of the men who
fought it. More than a Memory does that and reveals a legacy that should stand
as a warning to people who would remake the world in their own vision."
--Trish Wood, investigative journalist, and author of the critically acclaimed What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

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"More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam" is the newest book in the Reflections of America series from Modern History Press

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