This Mental Health Awareness Month, let's all commit to being kind to ourselves and others. By doing so, we can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more compassionate and supportive world for everyone.
These books selected by our staff remind us to be gentle with ourselves and each other.
Have you ever gone through drastic changes in your life that leave you feeling exhausted, drained, or burnt out?
You need to winter. And you should read Wintering while doing it. Katherine May has an uncanny way of seeing into your shredded soul and soothing you with her calming words.
This book will resonate with everyone who's ever needed a break to rest, to recover from life's challenges and to re-emerge feeling restored with newfound perspective. - Jessi
This book was laugh-until-you-cry funny, it was a breath of fresh air to know my brain goblins are very similar to other people's. Jenny's honesty and sense of humor is so refreshing and bizarre, and I connected with it so strongly. Anyone who has depression and anxiety should read Broken, because not only will it make you feel less alone, but it will make you feel deeply understood by a complete stranger. And right now, all of us could use a little more compassion and understanding. - Jessi
Do you ever feel like you're drowning in to do lists when it comes to household chores? This book is made for you.
Using tried and true methods of self-compassion and targeted cleaning, KC Davis gently holds your hand as she helps reframe your thinking on making a home function for you in the most thoughtful and compassionate way I've ever read in a self-help book. And it's BiPOC inclusive and neurodivergent inclusive.
I paused this audiobook and yelled, Wow at multiple points because her way of thinking is much kinder to ourselves and also throws out arbitrary rules surrounding chores that serve no one.
Stop living in shame, start living in self-compassion. Read this book. Worship KC Davis. - Jessi