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A Book Prescription for President Trump — 11 Books Trump Should Read Today

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A Book Prescription for President Trump — 11 Books Trump Should Read Today

Being a bibliotherapist (essentially a fancy name for a book therapist or an expert who recommends books based on current issues that a person is facing), I had many clients and friends joke about a book prescription for President Trump given his consistently narcissistic behaviour (particularly after this week’s unbelievable series of events including the congratulatory call to Putin on his reelection and the churning of white house staff including Robert Mueller). My book prescription for President Trump would comprise the following: 1. Malignant Self Love (Non-fiction) by Sam Vaknin I chose this book based on President Trump’s inherent ‘’NPD’ or ‘Narcissistic Personality...

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How Writing Poetry Saved Me

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How Writing Poetry Saved Me
How Writing Poetry Saved Me

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The power of writing as therapy (and books to get you started)

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The power of writing as therapy (and books to get you started)

The other day I was overwhelmed with our big Californian move to San Francisco from London. There was a lot to do, decisions to make, things to check, endless research, people to call, find a place to live, look for a daycare for our daughter Arianna and so forth. It was madness. In addition I had been feeling a huge sense of guilt of leaving my family and friends behind. I felt that I was  abandoning them and that I would miss them dearly. I have always been very guilty of feeling guilty and this was one of those moments...

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What our clients say

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What our clients say

This blog is dedicated to our loyal clients and readers, who have supported us on our little journey to spread our love of books; and how they can lift you from difficult moments. Yes they truly can give you wings 😊 Jenny Stone: I have been reading books for years and never realised that I was self-dispensing therapy. Whenever I can empathise with a narrative it influences my mood, my mind, my emotions. Ironically I feel understood. It eases my mind and relaxes me, even if I don't have a solution straightaway. I love all of Bijal's book prescriptions - she just...

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When it is time to let go of a friendship for good.

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When it is time to let go of a friendship for good.

Sometimes friendships run their course. We all want them to last forever and be perfect! However we are not perfect and similarly nor are our friends. They will disappoint. We will disappoint them. That is the nature of human relationships and when it is time to move on, it’s about embracing the new and letting go of the old. Perhaps we should celebrate our old friendships for what they were, for the meaning and joy that they gave us and smile in their memory.  Recently a couple of my close friendships seem to have died a sudden death. One should...

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