This post is part of the April 2024 A-Z Blogging Challenge.

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For the letter B I am sharing with you some book recommendations  related to mental wellness.

I am a book lover and spend what time I can reading books.  In addition to wanting to use my blog for awareness and advocacy I share about some of the books I read.

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Here are some book recommendations across various topics related to mental wellbeing: These books cover a range of topics related to mental wellbeing, from happiness and mindfulness to anxiety and depression, providing valuable insights and practical strategies for improving overall mental health.

  1. “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin: This book chronicles the author’s year-long experiment to increase her happiness and overall wellbeing. It offers practical advice and insights into finding joy in everyday life.
  2. “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle: This spiritual guide emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment to achieve inner peace and mental clarity.
  3. “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown: Brené Brown explores the concept of embracing vulnerability and imperfection to cultivate a sense of worthiness and wholehearted living.
  4. “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” by David D. Burns: This classic self-help book provides strategies and techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to overcome depression and improve overall mental health.
  5. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk: Dr. van der Kolk explores the effects of trauma on the brain and body and offers insights into healing and recovery through various therapeutic approaches.
  6. “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck: This book explores the concept of fixed versus growth mindsets and how adopting a growth mindset can lead to greater resilience, success, and overall wellbeing.
  7. “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Edmund J. Bourne: This workbook provides practical exercises and techniques to manage anxiety and overcome phobias, offering a comprehensive approach to improving mental health.
  8. “Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope” by Johann Hari: Johann Hari examines the societal and environmental factors that contribute to depression and offers alternative solutions for healing and finding hope.
  9. “The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness” by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn: This book combines mindfulness practices with cognitive therapy techniques to help individuals break free from the cycle of depression and find peace of mind.
  10. “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A. Singer: This spiritual guide explores the nature of consciousness and offers insights into releasing limiting beliefs and fears to experience greater freedom and inner peace.


I just recently read these to help deal with a little one we are caring for.

Children and Parents Beating Nighttime Fears: A Parents Guide (Kids and Parents Overcoming Night time fears)

Naomi, the Nighttime Hero

Benny Goes to Bed by Himself: 

A few books I’ve reviewed

On Learning To Heal: Book Review

Eye-opening Book Dancing In The Narrows Review

A few others come to mind that I do not have book reviews for but found very interesting.

On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety

My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World


I hope that you can find some of these recommendations to be helpful. See you later with letter C.