BOOK CLUB

Wondering where to start when looking at books about mental health?

Start here - with a new book featured every month and a growing library,  you'll find a curated selection of books intended to support opening up a dialogue about mental health and wellness. Let's normalize attending to our mental health through reading and learning!

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2021 SELECTIONS

All 2021 books were personally selected to reflect the word of the year: balance.  

These books explore how stress and burnout impact our lives, and how vulnerability, self-compassion and boundaries are useful in counteracting these effects. Included in this list are books that share wisdom on counselling, nature, creativity and happiness.

January

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE:

a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed

- Lori Gottlieb -

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SELF-COMPASSION

the proven power of being kind to yourself

- Kristin Neff-

March

HOW TO DO NOTHING:

resisting the attention economy

- Jenny Odell -

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April

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants

- Robin Wall Kimmerer -

May

WHEN THE BODY SAYS NO
the cost of hidden stress

- Gabor Maté -

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June

BURNOUT
the secret to unlocking the stress cycle

- Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski -

July

THE UPSIDE OF STRESS
why stress is good for you and how to get good at it

- Kelly McGonigal -

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August

TWO MINUTE MORNINGS
a journal to win your day, everyday

- Neil Pasricha -

 

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