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

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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.

Learned Hopefulness by Dan Tomasulo, PhD Interview

Learned Hopefulness by Dan Tomasulo, PhD Interview

SHELF AWARE PODCASTTIME TO FIND HOPE I had a fascinating conversation with Dan Tomasulo, PhD about his newest book Learned Hopefulness, The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression which came out on June 1st. Honored by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers on the issue of depression Dr. Dan is the incoming Academic Director and core faculty member at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a Ph.D. in psychology, MFA in writing, and Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He authors the...

Mastering Adulthood by Dr. Lara Fielding Interview

Mastering Adulthood by Dr. Lara Fielding Interview

Ever feel like you're not adulting correctly and you need a more adulting adult? Then listen to my talk with Dr. Lara Fielding, author of Mastering Adulthood. Dr. Lara Fielding is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Her approach is research based, and aimed at optimizing clients’ stress resilience and effective coping. ...
The ACT Workbook For Teens With OCD by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona Interview

The ACT Workbook For Teens With OCD by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona Interview

Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona ("Dr. Z" for short) and I talk about the Coronavirus and her latest book, The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD. Listen to this episode to learn how to cope with heightened anxiety and worry that we all feel during this time of Stay at Home orders. Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona ("Dr. Z" for short) and I talk about the Coronavirus and her latest book, The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD. Listen to this episode to learn how to cope with heightened anxiety and worry that we all feel during this time of Stay at Home orders. Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona ("Dr. Z" for short) and I talk ...

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You Matter

You Matter

Leann's review: If Santa wrote self-help, he would sound like this book. Lucky for us, Matthew Emerzian wrote this book instead and I can't love it enough! This book starts off ordinary enough and I thought it sounded charming. But as Emerzian proceeds to tell his...

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LEANN HARRIS

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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