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.

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...

How To Be Nice To Yourself by Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch

How To Be Nice To Yourself by Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch

Practice deep self compassion with a wide range of strategies. Today’s the day to start loving yourself. How to Be Nice to Yourself makes it simple to start practicing self compassion with a wide variety of techniques and strategies that anyone can learn. Filled with easy-to-use advice drawn from a variety of sources—including meditation, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy—this book will help you find the right way to start feeling good about yourself....

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Be Mighty by Jill A. Stoddard

Be Mighty by Jill A. Stoddard

Based on the principles of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Be Mighty takes readers on an entertaining and empowering journey toward a deeper understanding of the patterns that are keeping them stuck.

The Middle Finger Project by Ash Ambirge

The Middle Finger Project by Ash Ambirge

The Middle Finger Project is a point-by-point primer on how to get unstuck, slay imposter syndrome, trust in your own worth and ability, and become a strong, capable, wonderful, weird, brilliant, ballsy, unfuckwithable YOU.



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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