Category: Mental Health

Autism, Bullying and Me

This is a great little book for pre-teens and teens who are affected by bullying. It’s aimed at Autistics, however I think anyone would find it useful, particularly if they have any sort of neurodivergence. It’s refreshing to read a book which doesn’t pretend that you can change anyone other than yourself. While for a Read more

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

I really do need to take a lot of the advice in this book. It’s got 3 stars because some of the advice seems a bit mean and doesn’t fit with my personal values, but that’s okay. I’m also conscious that it’s not the best written book in the world, although unlike others I’m not Read more

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

This book was okay, but not great. I listened to it on Audible, and the first thing I need to mention is that Eckhart Tolle speaks very slowly. I got used to this, but as I’m a quick reader I initially found it frustrating and needed to learn acceptance to get through it – it’s Read more

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety

Great little book to help you begin to tackle your anxiety head-on. With a conversational tone (including swears) and really short chapters, this is a brilliant book for those people whose anxiety is preventing them from concentrating, and for people in general (like me) who are easily distracted. It’s not preachy, doesn’t tell you to Read more

The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum

This book is pretty good. It’s straightforward, has a great layout, was clearly well-researched, and lifts up Autistic voices. It loses a star for using person first language, and references to functioning labels (including lots of the use of Asperger’s). I’m guessing it’s more a symptom of when it was written (and possibly done to Read more

Underdogs

I’m going to preface this review by stating that I’m internet friends with Chris, and I admire the work he does through his website/social media accounts – Autistic Not Weird. I backed the book on Unbound, and my name does appear in the backers list. The above said, I will still write an honest review Read more