Amy Lyman reviews From Depression to Contentment

From the moment I saw the eagle soaring above the snow-capped peaks on Bob Rich’s From Depression to Contentment: A Self-Therapy Book, I was hoping the pages inside would be as captivating. I am not disappointed.

I personally do depression, as Dr. Rich would say. After reading this guide, I have many new tools in my belt. From self-care to spirituality, Dr. Rich draws on case studies, cultural and historical references to inspire and help the reader. There is a lot of great information in here. Be prepared to come away with quite a reading list.

Personally, I found many aha! moments. Some even brought me to tears.

The language is lovely. There is even beautiful poetry, quite a contrast to a dark, ugly disorder.

My favorite section is the one on Mitzvahs, or secret good deeds. After Dr. Rich shared his own mitzvahs, I find myself not only wanting to read more of his work but also wanting to meet him for a cup of coffee. Compassion and vulnerability shine through each chapter.

As an author with a title character raven, the fact there were no less than seven bird references is not lost on me.

A recurring theme in the book is Something works for everyone, but nothing works for everyone. Dr. Rich does a fantastic job exploring different treatment options and emphasizing the importance of good self-care.

A must read. I highly recommend this book.

Amy Lyman, Children’s book author, Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka: How Play Therapy can Help Children with Depression

Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4)

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 4) October 2010



Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores
the themes of recovery and healing through the lenses of
poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media
reviews and education. Contributors to RTS Journal come
from around the globe to deliver unique perspectives you
won't find anywhere else!


The theme of Volume II, Number 4 is "Homelessness in America". Inside, we explore this and several other areas of
concern including:
  • Diet
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Relationships
  • Grieving
  • Journaling

    ...
    and much more!



    This issue's contributors include: Janet Grace Riehl, Robin Marvel, Barbara Sinor, Ken La Salle
    Pamela Hobart Carter, Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Jim Kelly, Holli Kenley
    Telaina Eriksen, Sam Vaknin, Marjorie McKinnon, Heyward B. Ewart,
    John Schreiber, Max Wallis, Cheryl Bremer, Michelle Lichtenfels-Robertson,
    Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Stella Riunga,
    Katrina Wood, Katherine Zimmerman, George W. Doherty, Victor Paul Scerri,
    David Roberts, Jay S. Levy, Daniel Tomasulo, and Bonnie Spence



    "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in
    the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process
    will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first
    journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."

    --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views



    Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com



    Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com



    Periodicals : Literary - Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
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