A Podcast & Book Reviews for the curious and questioning Nonfiction reader

Hopeful and helpful self-help/mental health books when you want to read your way out of a crappy situation


Have you ever wanted to hear what your favorite self-help book authors are like in real life? Do you wonder if they struggle and if they actually do what they write about? I interview Psychologists, Social Workers, Coaches and other Mental Health workers about how to put all of their knowledge to practical use to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life.

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris Interview

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris Interview

I had the honor of speaking with Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap, an international best selling book and one of the most well known and loved ACT books written for everyone to enjoy. Listen to what's next for the prolific writer and ACT Therapist in this new episode!...
Purpose by Miracle Olatunji Interview

Purpose by Miracle Olatunji Interview

I have the honor and pleasure of talking to Miracle Olatunji about her book Purpose: How To Live and Lead with Impact. With a mix of inspirational insights and actionable advice, her book is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking to make an impact on their communities, organizations, and the world. Miracle's story and presence is powerful: if you are looking for wisdom, hope, and inspiration, you do not want to miss this episode!...

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personal development

I give you steps you can take to change your life by finding comfort and hope – right now.

How to They/Them by Stuart Getty

How to They/Them by Stuart Getty

How to They/Them is an easy visual learning guide to accompany us on the journey to accepting others as they truly are. The more tools the better!” “Utterly cute and tremendously useful. A remarkably valuable, versatile, and accessible source of education on gender identity.

Why Bother? by Jennifer Louden

Why Bother? by Jennifer Louden

How do you bother after heartbreak, after creative and career defeats, after loss, after sidelining your dreams to pay off debt, raise kids, or take care of aging parents?
How do you keep going when you’ve always done the right thing, but never your thing?



Your self-help books fail you not because they don’t have good advice: it’s actually figuring out how to implement it that keeps you buying and buying and buying… well, that and the book high you get when you find the *right* book for you!

Maybe you’re searching for a way to shift that anxiety, fix that relationship, or you just have a nagging feeling that life could be better. You’ve got a stack of unfinished self-help books and you still don’t know what to do next.

I’m Leann Harris. I’m a life-long book addict and mental wellness coach. I help take the fear out of your uncertainty and give you practical strategies so you can implement the wisdom in your personal development library.

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