Book Recommendations For Mental Health And Beyond

These are the books that has been most important to me on my way out of depression and anxiety, as well as bringing insight on how to build a new life in the period after, and the future to come.

The Power Of Now Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth Eckhart Tolle

Reasons To Stay Alive Matt Haig

Humans Matt Haig

Healing And RecoveryDavid R. Hawkins

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

The Happiness Trap Russ Harris

A Guide To The Present Moment Noah Elkrief

Leaving The Fold Marlene Winell

The Highly Sensitive Person Elaine N. Aron

From Panic To Power Lucinda Bassett

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The Jewel

To you who find yourself in a dark place. In the place where all hope seems lost and life appears to have stolen purpose away from you. To you in despair, anxiety and depression because life was just too much to handle.

Please don’t call it quits. Don’t cross the line, don’t give up just yet.

There is a jewel of truth about you waiting for you to discover it. It might seem nonexistent because of the veil of darkness currently occupying your view. But, it’s there. Dear to trust that.

The darkness is the false demands of the world, it has no right over you.

There is permission to be as you are. You are already perfect and that truth has its place in the light. You are worthy, you are loved.

Give yourself the space to be, the right to exist and shine. You are the gift of light.

Don’t let the world define what you are. Take back the right to be what you are.

You are the jewel. Waiting for you to discover yourself.

Back To Nature

Nature doesn’t judge…and if there’s one thing a soul which used to be depressed and anxious needs, then it’s to be somewhere where there’s no judgement.

Sounds like a cliche, doesn’t it? Back to nature.

However, that’s what I’ve been doing a lot of lately. Spent much time in nature. It’s been a retreat for the mind, heart and soul.

In the environment of the forest, there’s no stress. Everything happens at a low pace. There’s no time to keep track of, no impressions from a pulsating city life. Nothing wants my attention, I can give my attention to whatever I want, whenever and how I want.

Ever since I started dealing with depression I’ve been looking for things that give relief, calm and sense of peacefulness. Time after time nature proves to be this thing for me.

Whether I engage in hiking for hours in various landscapes, bring my camera to search for interesting nature motifs or lose myself in a book under the shadow of trees, a simple inner peace and bliss is bound to appear and nurture my being in a way that I don’t find anywhere else.

There’s much to learn. Nature doesn’t judge, it’s simply just there, letting me enjoy and explore it. Letting me be myself within it, without evaluating. And if there’s one thing a soul which used to be depressed and anxious needs, then it’s to be somewhere where there’s no judgement.

In nature I’ve found a space to be just me, it’s become a place to recharge, experience inner peace and become inspired.

Whatever it may mean for you, I encourage anyone to search for their place of bliss. I hope to always return to mine…