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I Read Alot Of Psychology And Self Help Books

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    I'M Not Trying To Be Happy Anymore.

    I'm tired of trying to be a positive person and trying to improve myself, it's a total facade and it's ******* exhausting. I do want the pain to stop, in some way or another, but I feel like self help is a cult and that it just makes me feel worse. Instead of affirmations and...
    Sweetfig Sweetfig 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    I have a few self help books which have helped to be hugely helpful. My favourite one's have to be; The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris based on Act(Acceptance Commitment Therapy) a mindfulness therapy that is very proactive that involves realistic problem solving...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F Mar 11, 2010

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    nfatso nfatso 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    As part of my journey discovering myself. I was introduced to the book "THE NEW PSYCHO CYBERNETICS". I listened to it on Audible. It's about 11 hrs long. Great reading. This...
    HisWetWife HisWetWife 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am an avid reader with a wide variety of interests. Just finished John Taylor of Duran Duran's biog 'In the Pleasure Groove - Love Death & Duran Duran'........what an honest...
    simon0470 simon0470 41-45, M Aug 22

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    yes I like to read I enjoy doing it,so I do. I read a lot of books that toward growth spiritual, mental, body mind spirit. also a lot of phychology books. I also enjoy...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have loved reading for as long as I can remember and my sister is the same way. We just read different types of books. My brother is the opposite. He never liked reading. He is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I first read his book James and The Giant peach in 6th grade and fell in love with it :) After a while Ive already finished reading most of his books like Matilda, the BFG, the...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm very addicted to reading have ten different books on the go and I am always on the look out for new books. And I only but sets of books. Harry potter my best book but can pick...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always loved the story of Musashi Miyamoto, a man who was one of the greatest swordsmen the world will ever see. Due to a violent past Miyamoto regretted, he later (in his usual...
    BigMtnMnds BigMtnMnds 31-35, M Aug 25

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    I am such a huge harry potter nerd lol. I have read all of the books, signed up for group forums, and seen all the movies. The twilight books too except for their movies.
    emloves emloves 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I love reading! All types of books but there are some that you read that just draw you in. You become do absorbed in it that it feels like you coming up for air when you stop...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F Aug 27

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    I like reading all kinds of books (depends on my mood) from fairy tales to biographies. My absolute favourite book is "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas (and I hate all...
    kikinators kikinators 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    I'M ON THE A-LEVEL SYLLABUS- 8/5/14-Times Having never done a GCSE or an A level - and to be fair, not even actually knowing what an "ad-verb" is. Is it a "doing" word?- I was as...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    Stevie Wonder - for once in my life Listen to this song, read the lyrics and then imagine you singing it to your self, magical will happen lol... On the real though, love to me...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Dean needed to agree, but about to Philadelphia was just like a stop by on the dentist: Now and again you had to do it but no one preferred it.He had wonderful ideas upon the...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M a week ago

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    I know that this goes true for a lot of us now aging generation from the time before computers and hand held phones. In today's ever changing world books are becoming harder and...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Therapists are not helpful. I have to agree with this one. I have seen a number of therapists over the years. Recently, due to a child custody suit, I had to get my case files...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I have tons of books I can talk about. The books I get are fun but packed with life lessons and positive inspiration. I like to be educated when I read but it also has to be fun...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    It's so sad really. A bookstore that has been around forever is closing. It's right in the heart of downtown and was a common place for people to meet before heading out. Grab a...
    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 9 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Go to booksale or go to class on Friday. Decisions..decisions
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So many books. So little time.
    oldclerk oldclerk 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I have a ton of books. I mean, literally, my books weigh about one ton. I don't have that many either; all-told about one thousand books. A number of people I know have many, many...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    TAROT’s SHOCKING NEWS! I have a Mauritian friend of mine, she works as a beautician, but that it's not really what she wants to pursue in life. What she REALLY wants to do is...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    ok, guys. So this isnt really experience but, hopefully you guys can help. Im looking for really good books like turn paging ones. It can be a genre. My reading profile goes from...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I absolutely love helping other people. I try my best to give my best advice. For the past couple of years I've wanted to become a psychologist but unfortunately that won't happen...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just finished reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. At the beginning I was hating it. I usually get that feeling for all the books I start reading because I feel like they're...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I love reading. I usually read epic fantasy novels but lately I've been wanting to read books with a bit more meat to them. I read The Flipside of Feminism and would like to find...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    Yeah there's a few of those. I heartily recommend AN EVIL CRADLING by Brian Keenan. An Irish university lecturer out in Lebanon teaching English during the civil war of the 1990's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    The cuts and scars all over my arms Are wounds from battle and wars Fights and duels Againest i and the blade The blade and my mind I wish this to cease Help me please
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Th1rteen R3asons Why Thought I'd read the book overnight, but i got sick and it took me 3 days to read it. I like the book. I won't say I love it but I kind of do somehow. I...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I take it as a subject, in fact. But boy, sometimes the older studies from the darker times back in the day can be truly horrific. But even then, it's fascinating, almost like how...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    ive given this a lot of thought I think my has got t a point now where that's it,,a human can only take so much grief,hatred,abuse,darkness. I don't see it as cowardness im just...
    imreadytogo imreadytogo 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    I love to read a lot! I am a fan of all books! I tend to read anything from biographies to racy books! Would love to hook up with some readers as well.
    loveofreading30 loveofreading30 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I have two spreadsheets. I'm far from anal. It's just easier to keep track of things on my computer. One list is for library audio books that are in a series, and which library...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M Aug 29

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    I had a rough childhood. So much trauma that I am still dealing with today... I have a BA in Psychology, a MS in Counseling Studies and am currently working towards a MA in...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I like to read these cause A) I will never be the harlot most of the women are B) I will never be the master of seduction C) I'm chubby and dorky, that doesn't scream erotic and D...
    littlebabybird littlebabybird 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I really wish I had the attention span to give a full explanation. I haven't regularly harmed myself since high school. It's been 13 years since then. I wish I would have gotten...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I just finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and OMG I couldn't be less happier in the end! ;) That book made my teeth grit and made me want to punch the wall. Haha, now I am...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a lot of time at home on my own in my room, so I many books to read. At present I'm reading various books on Jewish mysticism. I love to visit the stores to explore what...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Reading a book doesn't just make me enjoy them, but I can imagine what's going on. When I read a book, the real world is gone, just quiet. Reading helps me escape
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to read all the books in the library in two years lol. I'll even re-read books just because I live a certain part. Usually when I start a book I really...
    Monet0623 Monet0623 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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