The Worry Relief Workbook
Practical Strategies to Reduce Stress, Calm Fears, and Manage Negative Thoughts
by Jane Teixeira, LMFT
Are you a person who worries and/but would like to fret less? Would you welcome some help from a reliable source? If yes, this book by a licensed marriage and family therapist could be of great help. It may be especially helpful when used in conjunction with some form of mental health treatment.
The author utilizes what are called “evidence based” strategies/treatments to work on issues of worry and anxiety. EB means that the practices have been tested and found to be useful. Without worrying about jargon, these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for example. Don’t worry (!), everything you need to know will be explained.
The well trained author of this book hopes to help readers identify their goals, learn new ways of working with anxiety and leave with a better understanding of their emotional health. This sounds very helpful.
It is suggested that readers read and work on the chapters in order as they build on one another. It provides an interactive resource with exercise suggestions and is one that many will turn to frequently. Be honest with yourself and see what you might achieve in terms of better coping skills. This is a great way to give something to yourself.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Callisto Media for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 11 October 2022
The Complete Annotated Edition
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Leslie S. Klinger (editor)
Just in time for Halloween, here is a spectacular edition of the classic Stevenson story. It is a perfect way to read a scholarly edition of this classic.
The book begins with an introduction by Joe Hill who himself knows a bit about writing horror stories. Next comes an excellent and detailed forward. This section is very well documented and is filled with illustrations, including many photographs, movie posters, news articles and more.
This book that follows may be read by the general reader. It will, perhaps, be most welcomed by academics however. There are numerous notes and, again, a number of illustrations.
This is one of those stories that everyone has heard of but not everyone has read. Here is your chance.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Mysterious Press. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 18 October 2022
The German author Daniel Kehlmann, most recently of the novel “Tyll,” recommends books that explore the city’s painful past and dynamic present.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/books/books-berlin-germany.html
In “Lucy by the Sea,” Elizabeth Strout relocates a formerly married couple from Manhattan to Maine at the peak of the Covid pandemic.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/books/review/lucy-by-the-sea-lucy-barton.html
In “The Complicities,” Stacey D’Erasmo introduces a woman who is rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her ex’s financial wrongdoings.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/09/17/books/review/the-complicities-stacey-derasmo.html
The kids are back in their classrooms — but are they OK? These new titles can provide reassurance, advice and solidarity.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/books/review/theres-no-instruction-manual-for-parenthood-books-can-help.html
Can any modern writer match Agatha Christie?
50 inspiring destinations to find your Zen
by Emma Thomson
This title includes such interesting travel destinations. Make your way to Greenland’s remote Arctic Circle Trail or to Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile or, one that I have been to, Haleakala National Park in Hawaii. There are fifty amazing places here, enough to fill a lifetime of travel. Just a few of those that I would like to visit are Foula in the Shetland Islands (it has a population of just 38), Fogo in Labrador and I do love that the Met Cloisters in New York (that I know) was included. Travel all the world here, so much more is included than just the ones that I have highlighted in this book that is packed with information and photos. Armchair and real travelers, the world is here for you.
Many thanks to Hachette Book Group and NetGalley for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 08 September 2022