10 brilliant quotes from Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

10 brilliant quotes from Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Matt Haig was already a successful and acclaimed novelist with 10 published books for adults and children when Reasons to Stay Alive was released in 2015. But it’s this honest and hopeful exploration of love, life, and mental health people most associate with Haig. 

April 20, 2022
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24 remarkable mental health books to help you feel less alone

24 remarkable mental health books to help you feel less alone

Books have the power to soothe, to comfort, and to let us know we’re not alone. In Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig talks about the redemptive power of books and words. “Words help us leave a mind,” he writes, “and give us the building blocks to build another one, similar but better, nearby to the old one but with family foundations, and very often a better view.”
April 20, 2022
Three Books Which are Perfect to Read when You are Experiencing Change in Your Life

Three Books Which are Perfect to Read when You are Experiencing Change in Your Life

No matter what I’m going through, books are where I turn for comfort. Turning pages has helped me through each ebb and flow. And right now, I’m clinging to words for dear life. 

April 20, 2022
The Ancient Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

The Ancient Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

If there is any way I could convince you to, instead of reading this blog, to go and read ‘The Taoh of Pooh’ by Benjamin Hoff, I would. 

This is a perfect book combining the ancient wisdom of Taoism, an Eastern philosophy on ‘how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances’ with the joyful happenings of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. 

February 20, 2022
Beneficial Bees

Beneficial Bees

Guest Blog Post: The importance of bees and how you can help

February 14, 2022
Why you should treat books like friends

Why you should treat books like friends

In life, as we go through different stages, we turn to different people for support, advice, guidance or distractions. We ask certain things from either our mum or our dad, or we look to strangers for inspiration. Now. Why don’t we treat books this way?
January 21, 2022
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How do you know you’re doing it right?

How do you know you’re doing it right?

I’ve been avoiding Pandora Sykes collection of essays ever since its publication date. The truth is, it is exactly the kind of book I would like to write. Looking into the modern world, harking back through the ages to how the female experience has shifted over centuries, and deep diving into the nuances of the anxieties we grapple with. 
December 22, 2021

How reading is helping with my mental health

Subscriber profile of the month: Heather at sidekick community

November 03, 2021