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!

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery

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Whether addicted or not, we all have stories to tell

The stories of tragedy and redemption found within Tales of Addiction are not about the well known celebrities you find in the usual tabloids. Rather, these stories are true-grit tales told by people you will never meet but whose words will haunt you for months, years maybe. The author collected the stories for over two years through a "call for stories" she put in journals, workshops and lectures. Interwoven throughout, Barbara and her son share their own story of pain and struggle. In this book, you'll learn:

  • How an addict's life begins
  • Understand the difficulties in taking initial steps to uncover denial
  • Intimate details of how many stay straight and sober
  • Gain a new perspective about our national addiction population
  • Learn why that Something More means so much to so many
  • What happens when the addict or alcoholic loses their battle
  • How you can help
Praise for Tales of Addiction


"This inspiring and penetrating new book by Dr. Barbara Sinor shows us how we gather the courage and the force of will to make a transformational change."
--Mark Thurston, PhD, author Willing to Change: The Journey of Personal Transformation

"Like a tapestry, this book works by holding the reader's interest with unique tales smoothly interwoven with both a spiritual and intellectual thought process."
--Bill Ford, Addiction Recovery Blog

"Filled with stories of heroic struggle, victory and defeat, it is both illuminating and inspiring.The book is intensely personal yet sadly universal, the stories recounted are for anyone touched by the trials of addiction."
--Rev. Steve Doolittle, Astara, author From the Heart: Five Minute Inspirations

"These heart-wrenching and ultimately heartwarming stories, provide the inspiration for each one of us to
know that recovery works."
--Ken Seeley, PhD, host of Intervention 911, author, Face It and Fix It

About the Author

Barbara Sinor, Ph.D. is a Psychospiritual Therapist dealing with childhood abuse/incest, PTSD, addiction recovery, and adult children
of alcoholics. Dr. Sinor uses integral holistic methods encompassing forms of hypnotherapy, regression therapy, Jungian dreamwork, and
other transpersonal techniques. Dr. Sinor holds a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University, and
her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges.

Learn more at www.DrSinor.com

PSY038000 Psychology : Psychopathology - Addiction
SEL013000 Self-Help : Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
SEL003000 Self-Help : Adult Children of Alcoholics

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