I have suffered from anxiety and depression most of my life. It has been an ongoing battle! On the surface I may look like I am doing pretty well. After-all, I created a cake blog with the subtitle "CELEBRATING cake and life..." And I do try. I try to have a grateful heart. I try to smile most days. I try to encourage others. I try to push myself to learn new things. I put on a good game face most days. I would say I am a fighter! But I still get sucked into anxiety and depression from time to time...
So when a friend, a counselor, and a fellow church member recommended a book, The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, as a cure to depression and anxiety, I jumped to read the book.
I can honestly say it is one of the most profound books I have ever read. It is about learning to really listen to the incessant chatter of our minds; to also become more conscious of the emotions felt in our bodies; to observe them non-judgmentally; so that we can redirect ourselves to live/be in the present moment. Okay, not a great one but that's my best attempt at summarizing. Bottom line: It was a really good read and spoke to me. I recommend it.
(And then HERE is an alternative review! Because hindsight IS 20/20. I still give it a huge thumb's up. Worth reading, for sure.)