’So, it’s not just me!’
It’s not very often that a book makes it onto our grid (in fact, this might be a first) but there was something about ‘No Such Thing as Normal’, that set it apart from so many other books of this genre.
That something - for want of a better word - was ‘mutuality.’
In other words, the FEELING, and the realisation and relief that… ‘Oh, so it’s not just me that thinks/acts like this!!’
By sharing a warts n’all insight into her own, often unrelenting inner dialogue, @bryonygordon makes those who share in the torture of Catastrophic Thinking and Intrusive Thoughts, feel immediately less alone in their internal cacophony.
Such no-filter honesty, goes a long way to towards satisfying the (quite understandable) impatience for respite, that so often prevails over and above the need for ‘answers’…when clutching at paperback life rafts from the anxiety trenches!
That said, stumbling upon a kindred mind, no matter how consoling it feels, does not ‘mental wellness’ make!
It’s just as well, then, that drip fed through this cannula of ‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE’, is a wealth of spoken-from-experience tips and tools, to help you take charge of your mental health.
Congruent with the title sentiment, there is no right or wrong way to read this book! (FYI. I started on chapter 7)
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! 📚
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