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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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    Recommendations.

    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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    I was just wondering if anybody had any recommendations for self-help books or websites?
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Jan 16

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    I love reading. mostly I read sci-fi/ fantasy. books were my escape as a kid and I've read tons of them. a couple years ago I read a book that actually hit home for me, in just one...
    meadbme meadbme 41-45, F Jan 19

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    mmmm.... haaaa... the smell of books everywhere around us makes us feel immediately that we possess the knowledge of all the books present there. Isnt it? I am not a book worm...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I am currently a psychology student in college. I love psychology. My personality type is INFJ. It is the most interesting thing to study. I think everyone should take the time...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    They're so much easier than the books they give you in highschool! We should all be reading these kind of books c:
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M Jan 2

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    I LOVED reading the Harry Potter books! I also have enjoyed The Hunger Games series and the Game of Thrones series. Now, though, I can't seem to find anything else that really...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I love sci fi, fantasy, although I will read anything really.... except books on religion. Terry pratchett, Weis and Hickman, Eddings
    csouls csouls 31-35, M Jan 13

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    I've read all Harry Potter books, I'm reading Seraphina, I read Miss Peragrine's Home for Peculiar Children and am planning on reading a few more series including the Walking Dead...
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 14

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    Mmmm, that moment when you first walk into the bookstore … the sight of all those books, the excitement of what you might find, in the case of my favourite bookstore the smell of...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    14 short stories worth reading, feeling and sharing to all those dear to you.. 1. Fall and Rise Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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    Can someone recommend me a good high-school read? I like mostly the work by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Dickens.
    FlawfulCreation FlawfulCreation 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    There are times when I wonder to myself what the hell am I doing with this man?! He is so unbelievably inconsiderate & selfish! He has no clue he is this way. Anything he does or...
    breakingfree88 breakingfree88 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    Happy Friday EP! Today’s discovery (for me) is Viktor E. Frankl, a neurologist/psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust and became a key figure in existential therapy...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I miss my personal library of old books; reference books, medical manuals, bibles, and so on. I'm slowly rebuilding my collection these days. Lack of space and shelves and money...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 Jan 12

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    I was recommended the Four Agreements and wanted to continue sharing on this experience since it's where I began. [Disclosure: I am a chemist by trade and new to psychology but I...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Are you a "Fully Functioning Person"? On my path to self-actualization studying psychology has been a great guide. Carl Rogers believed that every person could achieve their goals...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 20 Responses Jan 12

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    ARE YOU AWAKE; or are you in a"shared hallucination" or "universal hypnotism"?!? I want to say thank you to Physatics (from EP) for suggesting Ekhart Tolle. How did I not hear...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I love you Psych enthusiast! I’m going to pick someone each day to research and SHARE. “Chocolate for the mind” (um unless you don’t like chocolate). Today is Nathaniel...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    A famous psychologist once said 'the day starts with psychology and ends with psychology' meaning you wake up your state of mind changes from one state to other and from that point...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M Jan 14

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    I've set a goal of 75 to 100 books this year. Anyone have any good YA books to read? I'm also doing pop sugar's book challenge, so books that fit those categories would be helpful...
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 19

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    Don’t lament about roads not taken; what are you afraid of? On my quest to a healthier mind I set a goal (on a previous post) to research and share a different psychologist...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    i really enjoy reading graphic novels, unlike text only books. text only books require much imagination, and also certain reading skills so you can recognize what the writer is...
    Nick232 Nick232 16-17, M Jan 22

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    please guys please.... give me ideas... If you do you would be helping me out a ton.. If u dont you would basically be torturing me... so please i beg of you all to give me ideas...
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have been finishing off a few books that i downloaded but couldn't read cause i never had the time because of school. I like to read almost anything from romances similar to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    ....the sleeping Giant The Awakening of the Self-Employed Entrepreneur by Ken McElory Those people are starting or going to start a business you must read this book. They will...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    All my teachers are doctors and I have to resist the urge to go to them for help, I'm not allowed. I have to sit through class and go through self-therapy...
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    10 Commandments Every Book Lover Needs You To Abide By Commandment I Thou shalt not watch the movie first. Commandment II Thou shalt not lose or never return borrowed book...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    I adore the smell, the texture of the pages between my fingertips and the feel of a book in my hands. I always carry a book around in my purse. Books are stacked in baskets waiting...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Am i the only here who have people always on your case about reading true crimes books. I am an adult and my parents always on my case about reading TC books. They thinks it's bad...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 22

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    Do you know how to read tea leaves?A friend of mine told me how to do this. I'm not reading anything into it but I've done it just for fun. Welcome to my first tea leave reading...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I have subconsciously been working toward self sufficiency my whole life. Needs must. I've always preferred to spend my money on fun things so I scrimp and save on anything I can...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I am always reading.When i am on the bus,i read.When i am waiting for the bus, i read.I go to the bookstore a lot. I spend a lot of money on books.I am a bookworm.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have had dogs all my life and love them and treat them like part of the family . I have noticed more and more lately how many inconsiderate and selfish dog owners there are . I...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    books lately have been my escape.. never ever did i think i would fall in love with reading as much as i have!!! im a strange one and love reading cliche love stories but also...
    unknownana unknownana 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I like to read more than anything in my life. My bf read this and asked why I don't like him best. I said "Because my books books have been around for two to six hundred years (a...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I love books, and stories. I'm constantly looking for new things to read. my favorite books are: 1. The Bible 2. Desired by Virginia Henley 3. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I just got some books at the library and a few of them were children's books lol i hadnt read some of these and ages.I like the feeling of nostalgia I guess.I like reading them...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Jan 17

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    Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You’ve had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door...
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Visiting bookstore is a weekly ritual of clearing my mind and just enjoying a Me-time. I could spend an entire afternoon just going through books, reading the back cover, flipping...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I love reading books, any genre, except horror. Non-fiction is fine, but i'm more into fiction. Historical books are also not that bad, but i like "future-fiction" more. Adventure...
    melissa46 melissa46 13-15, F Jan 7

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    I could spend all day n a book storelooking at books and reading about them. i jzust love books. i love all the different stories. places adventure. magic. mystery. i get lost in a...
    SubmissiveHeart2424 SubmissiveHeart2424 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    As a devout reader of all kinds of literature I'm definitely guilty of losing track of what time or even what day it is. To think of all those years of fiddling with my stupid...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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