9 Books to Read for a Better Head Space

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If you, or your loved ones, have a mental health-related issue, you’d know that dealing with it is a full-time task. The myths and stigma around the issue does not help. But, thankfully, there are a lot of books you can read to understand and cope with the issues. Here are our top recommendations:

Keep Calm and Mommy On

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This charming book lists funny anecdotes and practical solutions to help you keep calm and mommy on!

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Buddhism for Break-Ups

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Buddhist philosophy has helped Laurie survive many crises chiefly the end of her 19-year marriage. But, she realised there were no Buddhist books on break-ups. So by using it as a manual, she writes about how the concepts of Emptiness and Impermanence can be an occasion for growth and happiness.

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Why Mindfulness in better than Chocolate

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David Michie introduces mindfulness practice and offers innovative solutions to common obstacles. Drawing on ancient Buddhist teachings and contemporary science, he takes us beyond ‘mindfulness lite,’ offering instructions on how to experience the pristine nature of one’s own consciousness directly.

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A Friend in need is YourDOST Indeed

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When Richa’s friend killed herself, she decided to invest in mental health awareness. This was the beginning of YourDOST, an online community on emotional wellness where people discussed their depression in anonymity. Having helped over 12 lakh people, this is the story of YourDOST’s success.

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How to Heal Your Broken Heart: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Dealing with Heartbreak

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A top psychiatrist (and a trustee of Deepika Padukone’s Live Love Laugh Foundation) on finding your way out of heartbreak.

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20 Lessons on Finding Calm

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We all have too much to do with too little time, and long for peace and contentment. In this short, thoughtful book taken from Times of India’s phenomenally popular Speaking Tree column, we bring you the advice of the great gurus, from Thich Nhat Hanh to Osho, on how to truly experience inner peace.

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20 Lessons on How to Heal Yourself

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We all hold the key to our own survival through tough times. In this short, thoughtful book taken from Times of India’s phenomenally popular Speaking Tree column, we bring you the advice of the great gurus, from Osho to Paula Horan, on how to move past grief, and rediscover yourself.

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20 Lessons on Finding Yourself

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We often find ourselves lost in today’s fast moving world. We long to rediscover who we truly are. In this short, thoughtful book taken from Times of India’s phenomenally popular Speaking Tree column, we bring you advice of the greats like Sadhguru on how to de-clutter your lives, and be at peace.

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20 Lessons on Being Happy

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In distressing times, simply being happy can become an effort. In this short, thoughtful book taken from Times of India’s phenomenally popular Speaking Tree column, we bring you the advice of Sadhguru and Swami Sukhabodhananda, amongst others, unlocking the secrets of lasting happiness.
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If there are other titles that you’ve found helpful, tell us in your comments!

 

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