Daralyse Lyons reviews From Depression to Contentment

I just finished reading From Depression to Contentment by Bob Rich, PhD. “Reading” is probably a misnomer. From Depression to Contentment is a practical guidebook to revamping our behaviors as a means of changing our inner life. It is not only engaging; it is meant to be engaged with.

I received the book roughly a week ago after a string of back-and-forth emails with the author inspired me to want to experience his work. I loved the book! It’s not perfect. One thing I find problematic about it is that I do believe that, in a small number of cases, depression requires medical intervention and the book seems to present all depression as a repetitive loop of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. But, that said, this strikes me as incredibly helpful for anyone who wants to feel better about their experience of life. It takes complex concepts and synthesizes them down to actionable items, bolstered by memorable anecdotes. I’d have devoured it in less than a week except that, as mentioned, there are to-do exercises that I want to say “slowed me down” but that actually speed up the path of my emotional uplift.

The practices in Bob Rich, PhD’s short but substantial book, are something that I hope to integrate into my life on an ongoing basis and I highly recommend this book as a resource for anyone struggling with depression. Or not! This book can help even those of us who feel pretty good about life. Some of its practices are intuitive and others aren’t, but intentionally incorporating more joy into our lives seems to me to be something that can and will benefit anyone!

Moving Your Aging Parents: Fulfilling their Needs and Yours Before, During, and After the Move

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Will you be ready when it's time...?

Whether whittling down to the essentials for a parent moving into a room or
two or downsizing for ourselves, ignoring the spirit and basing decisions on
health and safety alone could have devastating results.


In this hope filled book you will learn how to:

  • Identify needs and desires to create a quality new life
  • Cope with the Depression Era mind-set
  • Create emotionally sustaining environments to nurture the soul
  • Ready and sell the family home
  • Ask the RIGHT questions to help divest of treasures
  • Manage your energy and spirit throughout the process
  • Determine when it's time to consider alternative placement
  • Perform the ordinary in a non-ordinary way -- allowing you to preserve and heal family relationships


    Expert's Acclaim for Moving Your Aging Parents

    "A creative and inspiring godsend for helping Mom and Dad transition to the next phase
    of life. Valuable for caregivers, healthcare professionals, and seniors interested in aging
    with independence, dignity and grace."

    --Jacqueline Marcell, author Elder Rage, host of Coping With Caregiving radio show


    "What a truly remarkable and elegantly written book. The information is relevant for every
    relocation regardless of the age or circumstances of the client."

    --Sally B. Yaryan, Director, Professional Development & Education; Austin Board of REALTORS (r)


    "As a thirty-five year plus veteran of health care practice as a Registered Nurse, specializing
    in the care of the elderly, I offer my heart-felt endorsement of this excellent book. It
    offers concrete plans to follow and emphasizes the emotional and spiritual counterparts
    that transform seemingly difficult chores into acts of mutual joy, growth, and love."

    --Mary Durfor for Rebecca Reads


    Learn more about this author at www.FocusOnSpace.com


    From the Aging With Grace Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

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