Friday, December 14, 2012

Psych Central writer recommends Care of the Soul

Introducing today’s Best of our Blogs for Psych Central, associate editor Brandi-Ann Uyemura writes, "I picked up a little book called Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore on a trip recently." She states, "Although I’ve just begun to read it, I’m already enamored. Unlike a lot of things you read about mental illness, Moore doesn’t believe in trying to simply fix or eradicate our so-called problems, depression and anxiety included."

She paraphrases "’s the difference between believing something is wrong with you, and perceiving your problems as a healthy signal that some area of your life needs attention."

Uyemura concludes, "The secret to successfully dealing with any difficulty is to confront it. Avoiding and escaping end up adding to your suffering."