With mental health awareness week right around the corner, now is a good time for self-reflection, and to dedicate time to your own wellbeing. Is your room looking a little more cluttered than usual? Are you finding that you aren’t able to derive as much joy from life as you did just a few months ago? Are you apathetic to yourself, your surroundings, and your future? Well, we like to turn to literature when such things plague us, and today we thought we would recommend five books from our catalogue that may be a helping hand for you.

Mfalme Jabari- "Terra Firma Healing- Peace and Prosperity"

"Terra Firma Healing: Peace and Prosperity" is a collection of works that follows the thoughts of someone who felt out of place, trying to make sense of the world and their place in it.

Life-lessons and warnings, affirmations and statements. All read as easy as fortune cookies, helping the reader decipher a route to inner-peace or follow the path they are searching for.

You can dip in or out as the mood takes you, and discover meaning in places you once thought had none.

You can find the book here. 

Kyle Harris- "Vision. Strategy. Action."

With "Vision. Strategy. Action." Kyle Harris presents a self-help book that is just as much business advice as it is advice for people seeking a hand in their own personal growth.

This book pushes for a hyper-realist approach to self-improvement, offering advice on how to envision your goals and strategize methods to attain those goals through actions rather than ideas. All while offering advice on creating an environment to increase your odds of success.

You can find the book here. 

Joyce Kamanu- "Colliding with Destiny"

In this examination of destiny itself, Joyce Kamanu asks the big questions; what does it mean to find true happiness? How can one escape the mundane cycle of life?

Reflecting on her own life experiences, Joyce provides the ultimate guide to navigating hardship, whether it be the difficulties of maintaining relationships, or finding a suitable career, she has advice for every situation.

You can find the book here. 

Sara Disalvo- "Be Brave"

From the mind of counsellor and wellbeing practitioner Sara Disalvo, “Be Brave” was written during a period when she was struggling with life. Made up of diary entries that spanned two years, Disalvo bares her soul as she discusses divorce, her occupation, and self-love.

Disalvo guides is through the highs and lows of her life in a stark and relatable account of what it means to rebuild and take control of your life.

You can find the book here. 

Mike Delaney- "Behind the Smile"

When we look back on things; the places we lived, the people we knew, and the people we were, it can be difficult to make sense of it all. Nothing ever comes out cleanly, fully formed, our past alters our present and our present changes the way we see our histories.

In Mike Delaney’s memoir “Behind The Smile”, the author reflects on his past as a young man forced to come to terms with addiction and the silent lies that plagued his youth, eventually climbing his way to the hard but life-changing decision to ask for help.

You can find the book here.