Books for Dealing with Stress
The BC Epilepsy Society recently launched a book club where we are reading the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I read this book right after I was diagnosed with epilepsy and it had a huge impact on me.
If you’re interested in joining the book club and reading Daring Greatly, we will be meeting Friday January 29th at 12 PM and you can register by clicking here.
In addition to talking about Daring Greatly and inviting you to attend our book club, I also wanted to share a few other books that have had a big positive impact on me:
This book discusses healthy habits that you should do to become mentally strong. Talking about managing your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours helps develop mental strength and, while the book doesn’t specifically discuss epilepsy, it helps you create habits to deal with the stress of life with epilepsy.
‘Everything happens for a reason’ is one of those things that people say when they have no idea what to say. While this phrase might be comforting to some, other people find that it minimizes their pain. This memoir tells the story of the author’s cancer journey and explores how to make sense of frustratingly nonsensical things in your life, like a chronic illness such as epilepsy, with humor and care.
This book actually started off as a blog. One afternoon while riding the bus, Gretchen Rubin, the author, asked herself, “What do I want from life, anyway?” and answered, “I want to be happy”. However, she spent no time thinking about her happiness. In a flash, she decided to dedicate a year to a happiness project. This book helps you focus on positivity and can provide some great insights when you’re dealing with the stress of epilepsy.
I hope that these books help you on your epilepsy journey! I also hope to see you at the book club on Friday January 29th. Don’t forget to sign up for the book club here.