No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom

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No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom

No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom

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I remember thinking "oh, bright cover, I like it" and that's about it when I saw this book 🤣 But with the bright cover, comes a very nice guide to mental health.

Showing vulnerability and expressing emotions at work was not common in Sweden, but it was normal to me. While the basic advice is not new, Gordon delivers it succinctly and well: sleep, breathe, eat, exercise, don't doomscroll, etc. The freedom is yours to chapter-hop and take what you need…when you need it, safe in the knowledge that the absence of ‘normal’ applies as much to our mental health🧠…as it does the tacts we take, to try and understand and improve it! By contrast, Gordon seeks to distil her own mental health struggles into lessons that are broad, hopeful, and universally applicable.

I didn’t take a lot away from this, personally, and found myself losing focus as messaging became repetitive. She is the author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers plus The Sunday Times Number One bestsellers You Got This and Mad Girl which were both nominated for British Book Awards. An actual account of what life is like living with mental illness and for a first some real, practical and manageable advice and coping strategies. I've read or listened to almost all of Bryony Gordon's books and have enjoyed following her mental health journey, and find her audio narration particularly enjoyable - even when she's talking about the most difficult topics, I find her a joy to listen to. If you suffer from mental health or even if you don't, it's such a great, comforting, truthful, Insightful book and I'd recommend it to everyone!

Without minimising Gordon’s experiences, the book stews over the lack of funding for NHS MH services, while in the same chapter praising private care she received, and fawning over a health retreat in Ibiza (that she experienced for free as part of her job as a journalist). but she also gets that insomnia is far more than ‘drinking a cup of cocoa’ (as I have, literally, had friends suggest - although she worded it more along the lines of being awake in the middle of the night, reading articles about insomnia on Google - and how they explicitly instruct NOT to read such articles while suffering insomnia.The real shift happened the day I decided to meet new people with the eyes of a child, with curiosity and a genuine interest to know them and connect with them, from the heart. I loved Bryony Gordon's other book, Mad Girl, and rated it 4/5 ⭐ so it's safe to say I had high expectations for her latest book. Bryony makes a great example of humanising her illness - Jareth, of all names - and finding the humour in it. As a service user myself I have had lots of professional support (for which I am grateful),but what has actually changed my life is the introduction of peer support and books like Bryony's which have made me feel less alone and more understood. A practical guide to mental health from leading mental health campaigner and bestselling author, Bryony Gordon.

These books feature both aesthetic and meaningful illustrations that both parents and children will love! In No Such Thing as Normal, Bryony offers sensible, practical advice, covering subjects such as sleep, addiction, worry, medication, self-image, boundary setting, therapy, learned behaviour, mindfulness and, of course - as the founder of Mental Health Mates - the power of walking and talking.I found the frequent pull-quotes to be distracting and had to stop reading them since they are already in the text. Do we rarely experience anxieties, depressions, addictions, problems with children, and marital dysfunction? Martin, MD, and I studied several thousands of people of all ages in long-term dynamic psychotherapy. Exploring day to day anxiety, stress and intrusive thoughts, Bryony tackles worry head-on and provides tools and tips for how to manage it.

Obviously it has been an immensely stressful, even traumatic, period calculated to cause recurrence of mental illnesses. It dragged a little when focused on sources of help within the NHS since I'm not in the UK, but that's certainly important of anyone in the UK.

I'd recommend this book to anyone because there are tips within it that are things that all of us sometimes forget to implement. As she puts it, mindfulness is good for mental wellness without being a treatment for mental illness. My mind was too busy judging, so it had no time to listen or understand other points of view, and everything outside my comfort zone scared me. This book is a very useful tool to reassure people who are mentally ill as well as those who know someone who is. I've found that a lot of public figures have released mediocre books this year, and feel like their publishers made them do it.

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